Search Results: "Robert Anke"


BOOK REVIEW

RAHOOLA'S SONG by Robert Anke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"A worthy-enough lesson in a passable package. An additional title at best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
All that glitters can turn a raccoon's head, but how much is enough? Read full book review >

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FRANKIE FROG by Anke Dammann
by Anke Dammann, illustrated by Anke Dammann, developed by Oetinger GmbH
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2011

"This is one adventure best left hidden. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A simple, predictable story of animal friends playing hide-and-seek loses itself in the telling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST A MINUTE! by Anke Kranendonk
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1998

"A one-joke book that falters between the premise and the punch line. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In a familiar situation, a child seeks his mother's attention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIM'S BIG MOVE by Anke Wagner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A fresh, comforting take on a familiar theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Will new friends mean that Pico will no longer be Tim's "best cuddle buddy"? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE GREEN GOOSE by Adele Sansone
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Both versions make low-key, indirect ways of introducing younger children to the ideas of single parenthood and of mixed-race (not to mention -species) adoption. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this significantly revised and newly illustrated edition of a 1999 import, a gander who yearns to be a Dad gets his wish when an untended dragon egg turns up. Read full book review >

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MY ELEPHANT CAN DO ALMOST ANYTHING by Anke de Vries
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"It's hard not to hope for more from de Vries and Walraven. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What a delight—a picture-book collaboration in the best sense of the term from an author and artist from the Netherlands. Read full book review >

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BRUISES by Anke de Vries
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Although the story is grim, it exhibits occasional flashes of humor that make it bearable; readers will be glad (and relieved) that it ends on a hopeful note. (Fiction. 12+)"
A searing novel—sometimes painful to read, impossible to put down—about two troubled young people in Holland. Read full book review >

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GREY MOUSE by Anke de Vries
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2002

"An affirming read. (Picture book. 2-6)"
First published in the Netherlands, this uncomplicated tale about friendship and the journey to self-acceptance now debuts in the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAF by Anke de Vries
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Pure delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beloved toy is lost and found again—well, not exactly, but close enough—in this charming, lighter-than-air import. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE CHICKEN LITTLE by Robert Byrd
retold by Robert Byrd, illustrated by Robert Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2014

"A handsome, most welcome addition to the now–sadly neglected, too-little–published literature of folk and fairy tales. (Picture book/folk tale. 4-7)"
Byrd retells the familiar tale of folly and trickery, adding some outsize bravery and a happy ending. Read full book review >