Search Results: "Pascal Lemaitre"


BOOK REVIEW

PINOCCHIO by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A sharp, ultimately appealing corrective to Disney's better-known confection. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The classic tale of the wooden boy who wants to become real gets a 21st-century update. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PET NAMED SNEAKER by Joan Heilbroner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A worthy title for new readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Sneaker the snake proves himself a lovable pet in this beginning reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS by Alison McGhee
ANIMALS
Released: June 9, 2009

"Dog owners will love this, as will those who wish they had a dog just like this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Just when it seems that there's nothing more to say about the enduring bond between a dog and its owner, an unassuming little pooch with brown spots steps up to the plate and adds his own first-person interpretation of that special attachment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK! by Michaela Muntean
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"There are other stories about writing and reading stories—Allan Ahlberg's Half a Pig (2004) and James Stevenson's No Laughing, No Smiling, No Giggling (2004) come to mind—that have a little more substance to sustain the fun. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A determined pig scolds readers for interfering with the creative process as he labors to write a story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODNIGHT, DRAGONS by Judith Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"One could, perhaps, see the dragons as personified fears or bullies or other childhood terrors, conquered by the brave wielding of chocolate, but one could also see a slightly unfocused and underimagined bedtime story. You make the call. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A small boy states that he is "called to tame dragons" and proceeds to do so in a question-begging flight of fancy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTIST TED by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Oblivious but funny and full of gusto, Ted's bound for detective work next. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ted's back, bursting with enthusiasm, this time throwing himself into the role of painter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BULLDOG'S BIG DAY by Kate McMullan
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"This certainly won't replace Scarry, but it will probably find its way home with some of his loyal fans. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bulldog's quest for the perfect job leads readers on an amusing jaunt through a bustling town as he tries on the jobs of firefighter, window washer, sign painter and bookseller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREFIGHTER TED by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Sure to fire up kids' imaginations while tickling their funny bones at the same time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Following his day as a doctor (Doctor Ted, 2008), Ted awakens to the odor of smoke (burned toast) and decides that since a firefighter cannot be found he must save the day himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY GOOSE by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Oversensitive parental readers may be pleased by that, and certainly by the tongue-in-cheek art; babies will, as ever, enjoy hearing the playful nonsense. (Nursery rhymes. 0-3)"
McMullan brings babies to center stage in 27 thematically arranged, deftly altered Mother Goose rhymes—"Hark hark the dogs do bark / The babies are coming to town," "Oh, the Baby Duke of York / He had ten thousand men," "Baby Foster went to Gloucester," etc. Lemaître illustrates each with a cartoon-style scene, featuring diaper-clad toddlers accompanied by a varied and recurring cast of farm animals, pets, bugs, bath toys, and dancing sausages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SQUIRRELS ON SKIS  by J. Hamilton Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A strange story saved by silly art. (Early reader. 5-8)"
An odd story about a plucky reporter, an entrepreneurial rabbit and, yes, skiing squirrels stumbles a bit but doesn't completely crash and burn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COME WITH ME by Holly M. McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A look at fear from a privileged perspective. (Picture book. 3-8)"
How can one person make a difference? Read full book review >