Search Results: "Olivier Tallec"


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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 >

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LOUIS I, KING OF THE SHEEP by Olivier Tallec
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It's a political education—Schoolyard Politics 101—in a picture book, one well worth having on the bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"And so it was one windy day that Louis the sheep thereby became Louis I, king of the sheep." And, Kurt Vonnegut would add, so it goes. Read full book review >

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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 >

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THE BATHING COSTUME by Charlotte Moundlic
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2013

"'I want to have exactly the same vacation next year,' he concludes. Who wouldn't? (Picture book. 6-9)"
An 8-year-old boy prepares to have the worst vacation of his life. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS WITH RITA AND WHATSIT by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"The amusing story is simple enough for the youngest listeners, and older kids will enjoy the sly touches, as will grown-ups. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rambunctious Rita in her red dress returns for a third round with her canine companion, Whatsit (Rita and Whatsit, 2008). Read full book review >

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BIG WOLF & LITTLE WOLF, SUCH A BEAUTIFUL ORANGE! by Nadine  Brun-Cosme
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

The furry soulmates who met, separated and reunited in Big Wolf & Little Wolf (2009) suffer another temporary parting. Read full book review >

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THE SCAR by Charlotte Moundlic
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A sympathetic exploration of the stages of grief through the eyes of one little boy. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
When his mother dies, a little boy reacts honestly to his profound loss in this poignant snapshot of grief. Read full book review >

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THIS BOOK WILL NOT BE FUN by Cirocco Dunlap
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The fun shines through, although adult readers weary of metafiction related to books may opt out. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dunlap's picture-book debut starts on the jacket flap with a welcome and assurances that this is truly a no-nonsense title. Read full book review >

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RITA AND WHATSIT by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"A companion volume, Rita and Whatsit at the Beach (ISBN: 978-0-8118-6551-7) provides a further look at this charmingly understated duo. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Rita is a petulant little girl wearing a flowered red dress for her birthday celebration. Read full book review >

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BLOB by Joy Sorman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A morality tale whose moral may go missing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Life is a bowl of cherries when you are voted the ugliest animal in the world—until next year's contest. Read full book review >

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THIS IS A POEM THAT HEALS FISH by Jean-Pierre Siméon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"An enchantingly abstract invitation to ponder poetry. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A small boy explores what a poem is and discovers "a poem is when words beat their wings." Read full book review >

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THUMBELINA OF TOULABA by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"A note includes information on animals that appear in the story. (Fairy tale. 6-10)"
Born of a miniscule grain of millet and a mother's wish, tiny, dark-skinned and beautiful Thumbelina is kidnapped by an unpleasant iguana that sees her as a prospective daughter-in-law. Read full book review >