Search Results: "Sylvie Daigneault"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Endnotes add information about food security around the world and include a glossary of Spanish words. (Picture book. 7-10)"
When the exhausted soil of their family plot doesn't yield enough and her father leaves to find work, María Luz plants the winter vegetables using new farming techniques she learns from her teacher, Don Pedro. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY TINY BABY by Sylvie Kantorovitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"A laudably candid effort, unafraid to treat its readership with the utmost respect. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Just because a book fills a need, that doesn't guarantee its quality; fortunately, this book both addresses premature birth and succeeds marvelously. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, MISTER BEAR by Sylvie Wickstrom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Arranged into three discrete mini-episodes, this girl-meets-bear tale is told in simple cartoons over brief snatches of monologue, with a charm that perfectly captures that special relationship and should please all young listeners deeply attached to their plush companions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Wickstrom draws inspiration from her own family for a Corduroy-like episode featuring a child and a bear with a boo-boo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Taking on a looming subject with intelligence and wit, Simmons manages to take the full measure of her man."
An elegant, deeply researched life of the Canadian musician, poet and novelist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 16, 1977

"As before, Selig's mod, deco revival, '60s-style cartoons are clever—on the novelty level."
Like the same pair's counting book, Ten What? (1975), this story in pictures packs more distraction into the parts than sense into the whole. Read full book review >

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UNVEILING THE MYSTERY OF LIFE AND DEATH by Sylvie Daniel Bidot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 2007

"A well-intentioned paean to open-mindedly reflecting on grief, if too nebulous for immediate application."
A woman grapples with the death of her son and mother through intense study of spiritual texts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GO TO BED, MONSTER! by Natasha Wing
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Knowing toddlers will eagerly reach for their own box of crayons. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Lucy, unable or unwilling to go to sleep, takes out crayons and paper and begins to draw. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY GUARDIAN ANGEL by Sylvie Weil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Lovely. (afterword, glossary) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Troyes, France, 1096, and Crusaders are heading to Jerusalem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GO BACK TO SLEEP by Sylvie Jones
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Cute despite its flaws. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy goes through his bedtime routine with his toy animals, but must do it again in reverse when their ruckus wakes him up in the middle of the night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EGG AND I by Sylvie Chausse
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Chausse delivers her sly message with wit, while Crozat's illustrations infuse the characters with personality. (Picture book. 5-9)"
There is a wicked and clever little twist that sets this story above the mainstream of cautionary tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SQUEAKY DOOR by Laura Simms
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Wickstrom's cartoon-style illustrations are appropriately lively and funny. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A favorite story by a gifted storyteller makes a winning picture book. Read full book review >