Search Results: "Olivier Philipponneau"


BOOK REVIEW

ZEBEDEE'S BALLOON by Alice Brière-Haquet
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Some readers may be weirded out by the art; more will find Zebedee's sudden change of heart forced and artificial. (Picture book. 5-7) "
Heavy contrivance and clumsy language sink this French tale of a small, indeterminate animal searching for a lost toy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE VERY BIG BEAR by Alice Brière-Haquet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Lacking bounce and any real originality, this big bear falls flat on the ice. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A counting book finds "ONE white bear" facing off against an increasing number of different creatures in a contest of size. 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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WATERLOO & TRAFALGAR by Olivier Tallec
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"It is a truism that children represent the future—engaging stories about conflict resolution are necessary, and this one stands out. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The pointlessness of war, powerfully told despite having no words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >