Search Results: "Paul Galdone"


BOOK REVIEW

PUSS IN BOOTS by Paul Galdone
Released: April 9, 1976

"A Puss for the people."
Like Stobbs last year, Galdone trims Puss's tale for younger listeners and sacrifices also the dash and splendor of Marcia Brown's illustrations. Read full book review >

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Released: March 8, 1969

"And some of it is worth seeing."
The Jataka tale of the monkey who twice outwits the predatory crocodile, first by pretending that he keeps his tastiest part, his heart, in a tree, then by persuading him to be a talking rock (and so reveal his whereabouts), is amusing enough but no better as a picture book until you reach his last laugh: feigning a jump into the crocodile's wide-open mouth — and knowing that the crocodile will have to close his eyes — he pounces on the crocodile's head, springs across to the fiver bank and gets home free to his tree. Read full book review >

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THE GINGERBREAD BOY by Paul Galdone
Released: Feb. 1, 1975

"We must admit that his ogling threshers and mowers have less individual appeal than the typically Galdone-y loping cow, stuffed looking horse and ever-so-self-satisfied fox, but children will follow along breathlessly with every one of them right up to that last snip snap snip when the Gingerbread Boy goes ''the way of every single gingerbread boy that ever came out of an oven."
Galdone has already proven many times over that he is perfectly at home with those traditional nursery tales that are still preschoolers' favorites, and his expressive, unassuming style just right for their very young audience. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 8, 1963

"If you don't like what Saxe did with the original — welcome to the club."
The illustrator has set his pictures against the John Godfrey Saxe version of the famous Indian legend. Read full book review >

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PADDY THE PENGUIN by Paul Galdone
Released: Aug. 17, 1959

"Paul Galdone whose animal stories and drawings have won him a considerable reputation catches the humor of the penguin without sacrificing accuracy in his treatment of the aquatic bird."
A very wistful penguin looks longingly at the Arctic sky, wishing that — since he has wings, he could fly like a proper bird. Read full book review >

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RUMPELSTILTSKIN by Paul Galdone
Released: March 18, 1985

"Certainly these pictures will project to storyhour crowds, but they are all blare and no echo."
A Galdone-illustrated folktale can be counted on for visual thrust and expression, but in recent years those Galdone trademarks have become perfunctory. Read full book review >

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THE THREE BEARS by Paul Galdone
Released: Feb. 17, 1972

"The typography is scaled to match the sizes of the Little Wee, Middle-Sized and Great Big Bears' voices and Goldilock's uncouth manners offset the flowery prettiness of the Bears' surroundings."
A well-groomed and impeccably behaved Three Bears ("They did no one any harm, and never thought anyone would harm them") go for a walk in the woods to pick flowers while a disheveled pastel Goldilocks wreaks minor havoc in their cottage. Read full book review >

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THE HORSE, THE FOX AND THE LION by Paul Galdone
Released: Feb. 28, 1968

"You don't, of course, need the book otherwise."
A little-known, decidedly lesser Grimm story ("The Fox and the Horse") is the basis for an amusing set of pictures as the old horse, turned out by the ungrateful farmer, is assisted by the fox in capturing the lion, thereby assuring himself of the farmer's protection for the rest of his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING OF THE CATS by Paul Galdone
Released: April 1, 1980

"Instead of using a folk tale as occasion for display, Galdone applies himself to the spirit of the story—with results that should transfix a kindergarten audience."
With his well-known facility for expressive if unsubtle accompaniment, Galdone plays up the spooky humor of this tale from Jacobs. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST SEVEN DAYS by Paul Galdone
Released: March 15, 1962

"The basic question of visually interpreting mankind's oldest story for children on so grand a scale and through one's private imagery can never even arise since this particular effort is so evidently unappealing."
An artist who has achieved superb effects in comic and human interest themes and considerable originality in depicting light verse for children has gone far afield in attempting to illustrate the story of creation. Read full book review >

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THE THREE WISHES by Paul Galdone
Released: Oct. 15, 1961

"Facial expressions are his forte and he uses them to the hilt in this simple retelling."
Another tried and true folk tale illustrated in the comic manner of Galdone. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY OF SIMPLE SIMON by Paul Galdone
Released: Feb. 1, 1966

"It is a jingly set of verses and Galdone has done amusing sketches in color to picture the happy wackiness of this early childhood perennial."
According to the publisher, this version of Simple Simon was first issued in 1840 as Park's History of Simple Simon. Read full book review >