Search Results: "Pija Lindenbaum"


BOOK REVIEW

BRIDGET AND THE GRAY WOLVES by Pija Lindenbaum
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 2001

"Yea, Bridget. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The author of Boodil, My Dog (1992) offers another of her offbeat stories. Read full book review >

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MINI MIA AND HER DARLING UNCLE by Pija Lindenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Adults may read more into Tommy and Fergus's relationship, but kids will just see themselves in Ella. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Swedish tot Ella is staying with her Grandma and three boring uncles (they probably work in offices), while her parents visit Miami, but she's looking forward to spending her days with her funky Uncle Tommy who lives alone and travels a lot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 1991

"Adults who couldn't accept Stuart Little may worry about Mom; for anyone else, an offbeat treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A whimsical Swedish import with a unique premise: Else-Marie has not one but seven identical pint-size daddies who all go to work together, briefcases in hand, read to her at night, and do all the other things daddies do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN OWEN’S MOM BREATHED FIRE by Pija Lindenbaum
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Some moms will understand perfectly. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Owen has a thing for dragons, arranging a tableau of them around his morning oatmeal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOODIL MY DOG by Pija Lindenbaum
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"The narrative device steals the show, but should get young readers thinking. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In witty, energetically limned art and a text where the narrator's every pronouncement is contradicted by the author- illustrator's sly innuendoes, Lindenbaum (Else-Marie and Her Seven Little Daddies, 1991) depicts a bull terrier who may be fierce and eternally vigilant by reputation, but is actually quiet and timid, though certainly stubborn. Read full book review >

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BRIDGET AND THE MOOSE BROTHERS by Pija Lindenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2004

"Fans of her previous encounters with sheep and wolves will be pleased to see her deal with this uproarious new challenge. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A trio of rowdy moose gives an only child a taste of what living with sibs might be like in this droll import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRABELLE by Astrid Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2003

"The translation has a fresh feeling too: 'Now I'm coming to the weird part,' the young narrator confides, 'I can't explain how peculiar it was.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
Mirabelle is a very special doll, and not just because she was grown from a seed. Read full book review >