Search Results: "Philippe Goossens"


BOOK REVIEW

KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK! WHO'S THERE? by Philippe Goossens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Pass. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this guess-who's-knocking title, the clues are either too vague or too easy, the story is slight, and the illustrations are a tad pedestrian. Read full book review >

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OWL HOWL by Paul Friester
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"It may not be especially new, but it is awfully sweet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A baby owl in distress brings out the best in all the forest animals. Read full book review >

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SAM TELLS STORIES by Thierry Robberecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

"With its pat ending and lack of consequences, this is perfect for the youngest children as a gentle introduction to storytelling and its downfalls. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sam's second outing after Sam is Never Scared (2006) addresses kids' proclivity for telling stories. Read full book review >

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SARAH’S LITTLE GHOSTS by Thierry Robberecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"A lesson made humorous and accessible. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Robberecht's clever tale illuminates the consequences of telling a lie. Read full book review >

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SAM IS NEVER SCARED by Thierry Robberecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2006

"Robberecht's text is the perfect springboard for conversations with young children about fear, bravery, teasing and peer pressure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sam isn't afraid of anything, except letting his friends know that he's sometimes scared. Read full book review >

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SAM’S NEW FRIEND by Thierry Robberecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2008

"Could adults ask for more in a character? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sam the wolf is back for his third outing, this time learning lessons about friendship and peer pressure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACK INTO MOMMY’S TUMMY by Thierry Robberecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Engagingly silly yet compassionate, this is a perfect tale to present to soon-to-be or fledging siblings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A five-year-old girl presents her mother with an unusual birthday request in this insightful tale from Robberecht. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGRY DRAGON by Thierry Robberecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2004

"Evocative but uneven. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This Belgian import may help some children articulate their anger but isn't likely to inspire requests for repeat readings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OWL HOWL AND THE BLU-BLU by Paul Friester
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"One wonders how much longer the forest animals will respond sympathetically to Little Owl's howls. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In her third outing (Owl Howl, 2011, etc.), Little Owl once again howls, this time in a toddler-esque fit over an escaped Blu-Blu.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE JOHN-WOLF by Nathalie Quintart
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Lukewarm pirating in a field of hearty buccaneers makes this book cannon fodder, nothing more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A pup's search for bravery takes him—unwillingly—to the high seas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLASTIC SOUP by Jesse Goossens
Released: May 1, 2011

"Given that better efforts for American readers are available, this is an appropriate choice only for the most dedicated of environmentalists. (Nonfiction. 12 & up) "
An important environmental issue, plastic trash in the ocean, receives thorough—but often confusing—coverage. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN BEAR IN BRIGHT IDEAS! by Philippe Coudray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2013

"Emergent readers won't be the only audience delighted by these winning combinations of humor and thought-provoking twists. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
A companion to Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking (2011), 27 more wise and witty minimalist fables drawn (with added dialogue and other minor changes) from French cartoonist Coudray's original series. Read full book review >