Search Results: "Olivier Dunrea"


BOOK REVIEW

JASPER & JOOP by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A winning tale of opposites attracting in spite of the odds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Meet a Felix and Oscar of the feathered variety in this pitch-perfect tale of friends as different as different can be. Read full book review >

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GEMMA & GUS by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A just plain ducky addition to this excellent picture-book series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gosling siblings explore their world in this latest offering from Dunrea's Gossie & Friends series. Read full book review >

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GIDEON by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"Dunrea has proven himself a master of child behavior (and waterfowl)—let's hope the gaggle keeps growing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A new gosling joins Dunrea's Gossie & Friends. Read full book review >

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GUS by Olivier Dunrea
by Olivier Dunrea, illustrated by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Good to meet you, Gus. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gus is a welcome addition to the Gossie & Friends series. Read full book review >

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GIDEON & OTTO by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"A lovely and comforting addition to a charming series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Gideon the gosling loves toy Otto; Gideon loses Otto; Gideon finds Otto. Joy, oh joy. Read full book review >

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HANNE’S QUEST by Olivier Dunrea
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Presented as a tidy-looking quarto, with a vignette and a full-page, formal painted scene in dark, subtly modulated colors for each chapter, this will appeal to young readers who revel in magic tales, but aren't quite ready for more voluminous fantasies. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Demonstrating that no, size doesn't matter, Dunrea sends a small speckled hen on a heroic quest to save her farm with Dragon magic. Read full book review >

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BOO BOO by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

"The ink-and-watercolor illustrations are as simple as the text, and small children will recognize and relate to each story's tiny arc and resolution. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dunrea adds to his almost-twee goose adventures with Peedie, a small yellow gosling and BooBoo, a small blue gosling. Read full book review >

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THE BROODY HEN by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"For a story about a feckless nest-sitter—a book with an impeccable grasp of the rural scene—try Potter's The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Beautifully illustrated and handsomely presented, but a fundamentally wrongheaded book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE CUB by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Comforting and uplifting. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two lonely bears find each other and form a deep bond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERRY CHRISTMAS, OLLIE! by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 22, 2008

"The choice of Father Christmas Goose as the Santa character is a clever play on words, but this concept may be confusing for some children, who may think the character is the father of the goslings rather than Santa. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dunrea continues his successful series about a gaggle of goslings with this simple story for preschoolers about the anticipation that little ones experience before Christmas. Read full book review >

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THE TROW-WIFE'S TREASURE by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1998

"Lovely art, and an unusual insight, squandered by mediocre storytelling. (glossary) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Dunrea (The Tale of Hilda Louise, 1996, etc.), in a mode more vague than subtle, tells of kindness magically rewarded; outstanding art is matched to a confusing, unfinished plot. Read full book review >