Search Results: "Olivier Ka"


BOOK REVIEW

MY GREAT BIG MAMMA by Olivier Ka
by Olivier Ka, illustrated by Luc Melanson, translated by Helen Mixter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"One quick disparagement of thinness is less than ideal but doesn't spoil Ka's welcome new celebration of being 'perfect just the way you are.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
A soft, cozy portrait of a soft, cozy mamma whose little boy loves her fatness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCING ON BROKEN GLASS by Ka Hancock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"A tidily crafted but treacly excavation of misery in the name of higher sentiments."
An unexpected pregnancy ratchets up the complications for a cancer survivor and her bipolar husband in a three-handkerchief family weepy. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD BEAR AND HIS CUB by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Simplicity at its best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Old Bear loved his Little Cub with all his heart. Little Cub loved Old Bear with all his heart." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOSSIE & FRIENDS by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2006

"A wonderful addition to Gossie collections. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Adorable goslings and numerous flaps will delight the dedicated fans of Gossie, Gertie, BooBoo, Peedie and Ollie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO DONE IT? by Olivier Tallec
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"One page of pleasure after another. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The talented French author/illustrator Tallec returns with a puzzle game in which readers are challenged to pick the transgressor out of the lineup. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

GOSSIE by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"The potent combination of toddler-appealing story lines and the charismatic charm of the illustrations assure that these smartly clad geese will be marching straight into the hearts of readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A sweet and silly pair of tales about an eccentric gosling and her newfound friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S SNOWING! by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2002

"Susan Jeffers, 1978) and the more childlike pleasures of Ezra Jack Keats's Snowy Day (1962). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Against a shadowy pine forest at once mysterious and peaceful, a mother—human, or perhaps a sort of forest gnome—introduces her well-swaddled baby to the pleasures of a snowy night. Read full book review >