Search Results: "Thierry Bedouet"


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PLEASE AND THANK YOU  by Thierry Bedouet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Straightforward and didactic, this is the book to reach for (no grabbing, please!) when a child needs a reminder about manners. (Board book. 2-4)"
In this companion Pull and Play title to Time for Bed (2017), author Bedouet brings social skills and good manners to the fore in this board book with sturdy pull-tabs. Read full book review >

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TIME FOR BED by Thierry Bedouet
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Although it's been done before, this simple book models an ideal bedtime routine for both children and caregivers. (Board book. 1-4)"
Originally published in France, this basic board book with sturdy tabs details those moments at the end of the day. Read full book review >

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HUNTING FOR FUR by Thierry Dedieu
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Although adults will appreciate the satire, and the irony of such gentle creatures attired as commandoes, children will only see a message of violence: Guns are glorified and that in this case, the end justifies the means. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Violent and menacing imagery darken this sardonic tale, originally published in France. Read full book review >

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OUT FOR GOOD by Thierry Dedieu
ANIMALS
Released: March 9, 1999

"A fun book to read—but don't encourage children to try the salt trick at home. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Panda and Koala are bored, so they decide to adopt a goldfish as their new friend. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 3, 1990

What forces are responsible for disasters such as the Union Carbide Bhopal accident, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the Hinsdale fire that shut down Chicago's telecommunications in 1988? Read full book review >

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HOW TO CAPTURE AN INVISIBLE CAT by Paul Tobin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"This winning, consistently funny, smartly silly adventure could be one of Nate's kooky gadgets, a middle-grade reading attractor. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Sixth-graders Delphine and Nate, aided by Nate's talking dog, Bosper, evade the Red Death Tea Society, an evil organization that excels at both death and brewing, while trying to capture Proton, the family cat, which Nate made both gigantic and invisible. 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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SIX CHICKS by Henrietta Branford
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2005

"A gentle countdown to bedtime. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's bedtime for six little chicks, but the world is too interesting to allow them to sleep. Read full book review >

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HOW TO OUTSMART A BILLION ROBOT BEES by Paul Tobin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Fans of How to Capture an Invisible Cat (2015) will find an agreeable extension of its high jinks. (Science fantasy. 8-12)"
Having "stabilized Nothingness" with gravity waves, supergenius Nate Bannister has created an Infinite Engine, and the nefarious Red Death Tea Society is naturally out to get it. Read full book review >

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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 >

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THE MASTER OF CONFESSIONS by Thierry Cruvellier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"Cruvellier is an extremely articulate and compassionate observer to a country and its people plunged through the rings of hell."
With chilling clarity, a veteran international journalist delineates the totalitarian ideology and horrific crimes of the leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO ATE WORDS by Thierry Dedieu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"The illustrations are perfectly composed scrawls, poster-paint bold, and big. (Picture book. 5-10)"
An idiosyncratic tale that creates a gastronomical playground from mere words. Read full book review >