Search Results: "Thierry Lenain"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ZIZI by Thierry Lenain
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Not a comfortable topic, at least in this country, but the frankness and humor with which author and illustrator address it will draw a (wait for it) swelling audience. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Poking its way across the border more than ten years after its first exposure in Canada, this wry twist on the Penile Code provides direct reassurance to worried readers (of the male persuasion, at least) that Size Doesn't Matter. 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’S NEW FRIEND by Thierry Robberecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2008

"Could adults ask for more in a character? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sam the wolf is back for his third outing, this time learning lessons about friendship and peer pressure. Read full book review >

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BACK INTO MOMMY’S TUMMY by Thierry Robberecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Engagingly silly yet compassionate, this is a perfect tale to present to soon-to-be or fledging siblings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A five-year-old girl presents her mother with an unusual birthday request in this insightful tale from Robberecht. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF WHO FELL OUT OF A BOOK by Thierry Robberecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Attractive and initially inventive but ultimately lacking in substance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a toothy black wolf falls out of a book in a little girl's overstuffed library, he learns that real life can be much scarier than fiction. 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 >