Search Results: "Rick de Haas"


BOOK REVIEW

PETER AND THE WINTER SLEEPERS by Rick de Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Here's hoping Peter's next outing (Peter and the Seal, 2012) will be better executed and edited. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This misleadingly titled Dutch import mixes a mediocre storyline with some inconsistent tongue-in-cheek visual humor. Read full book review >

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PETER AND THE SEAL by Rick de Haas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Ultimately, de Haas misses a great story—a boy with his own submarine!—while the story he does tell about a seal sinks. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Peter and Leo's second adventure requires several suspensions of belief that most readers will be incapable of managing. Read full book review >

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RICK IS SICK by David McPhail
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"This format seems intended for classroom use and includes guided reading and Reading Recovery levels for teachers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Rick the bear and his pal, Jack the rabbit, star in their second emergent reader, featuring just one or two short and simple sentences per page. Read full book review >

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JACK AND RICK by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Children who are just learning to sound out basic vocabulary will enjoy this amusing tale, one of several that McPhail has created for the Green Light easy reader series. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
No one can beat McPhail (I Love You Because You're You, 2001, etc.) at illustrations of bears, and Rick the bear joins a long list of the artist's ursine charmers who can't fail to win over young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABAR AND FATHER CHRISTMAS by Jean de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 3, 1940

"Tells the story of how Babar discovered that the elephant children wanted a visit from Santa Claus, of how he sets about finding him, and of how he brings him to elephant land."
A bigger and better Babar than those of recent vintage — and a sure seller for the holiday trade. Read full book review >

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BABAR AND HIS CHILDREN by Jean de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 14, 1938

"But of course the pictures are inimitable."
I suppose all Babar books sell, but personally I am getting a bit bored with the lenghts to which DeBrunhoff goes to make a story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DE NIRO by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"An impressive biography that will surely stand as the definitive De Niro volume."
The life and work of the legendary actor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABARS FAIR by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1956

"They go through their motions a little like U.N. delegates on holiday and, being very human, endear themselves to us the more."
The complete insouciance and artlessness with which the Babar books are written and illustrated, continues to fascinate. Read full book review >

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BABARS COUSIN by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 10, 1948

"A bit more text than Jean de Brunhoff used."
Another Babar- a big one — in which Laurent de Brunhoff shows that he has inherited his father's mantle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EDUCATION OF RICK GREEN, ESQ. by Harvey Sawikin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Sharply rendered snapshots of the Decade of Greed, then, marred by the front-and-center presence of the snail-witted and insufferable Rick Green, Esq."
A competent but irritating debut tracks an obtuse lawyer's clumsy fall from grace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAS IT A GOOD TRADE? by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"Young readers who find Old Mother Hubbard hilarious will giggle over this similar-sounding nonsense rhyme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Like Adoff's newly recast Black Is Brown Is Tan (p. 404), this pairs a text published decades ago (1957) with new art from the original illustrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DE GAULLE by Jean Lacouture
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"A leisurely biography that stints on explaining how de Gaulle worked his imperious will, but scores in detailing his evolution as a symbol of national unity and as a geopolitical realist. (Photographs.)"
Lacouture follows up his De Gaulle: The Rebel, 1890-1944 (1990) with another admiring volume, tracing how the triumphant leader of the Free French consolidated his position as the colossus bestriding his country's political institutions. Read full book review >