Search Results: "Trudy Ludwig"


BOOK REVIEW

TRUDY by Henry Cole
by Henry Cole, illustrated by Henry Cole
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"The deceptively simple story gently nudges children to look at and appreciate animals as more than just barnyard fixtures. (Picture book. 4-8)"
At the country auction, Esme and Grandfather find just the right animal for them: "Not too big, not too small. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER BULLY by Trudy Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

Katie's mean treatment of a classmate results in expectable consequences. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE TALK by Trudy Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"While it's unlikely to be any child's favorite read-aloud, an above-average presentation makes it a surprisingly successful picture book. (author's note, discussion questions, additional resources) (Picture book. 5-8)"
This purposive tale about gossip has great potential as a discussion starter. Read full book review >

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TRUDY HOPEDALE by Jeffrey Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2007

"Even the zingers have less zing than in Frank's first two send-ups (Bad Publicity, 2004, etc.) in this hit-and-miss snapshot of the way we live now."
Washington, 2000-2001: Beltway socialites fiddle while D.C. burns in Frank's third satiric soufflé. Read full book review >

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 BETTER THAN YOU by Trudy Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Point made—perhaps over-made—but anyone suffering the oxygen-depleting windbaggery of the neighborhood boaster will find solace here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This is a message book, and it makes no bones about it. Read full book review >

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TOO PERFECT by Trudy Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"While lacking in literary or pictorial merit, however, the book is one of few on a very timely social problem. (Picture book. 7-10)"
This well-intentioned but highly didactic picture book focuses on the pitfalls of apparent perfection. Read full book review >

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LUDWIG THE SEA DOG by Henning Löhlein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"An exhilarating dive propelled by deft and clever use of its optical trick. (Novelty picture book. 6-9)"
Though eager to help his friend Peter the Penguin, whose submarine has stalled, Ludwig is stymied by the fact that, being paper himself and having been raised in a "world of books," all he knows of real water is from pictures of ponds and fish. Read full book review >

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LUDWIG THE SPACE DOG by Henning Löhlein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The right stuff for all young would-be space explorers. (Novelty picture book. 6-9)"
Three-dimensional illustrations propel into orbit this imported tale of a dog with stars in his eyes. Read full book review >

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THE LUDWIG CONSPIRACY by Oliver Pötzsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Fans of bookish European fiction will enjoy this, the too abundant Dan Brown-ian motions notwithstanding."
Who was that Cowled Man? Austrian novelist Pötzsch serves up an ambitious though familiar tale of Mad King Ludwig. Read full book review >

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THE 39 APARTMENTS OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"A handsome and engaging tale. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Those appreciative of Beethoven's work can now commiserate with the difficulties of owning five legless pianos and having to move in and out of 39 apartments all because of rude neighbors who couldn't tell a good note from a toneless bang. Read full book review >

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MANETTE'S CAFE by Trudy Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2013

"An engaging historical tale of self-discovery in the early 20th century."
An inspiring(Flax Flower, 2006)historical novel about a woman determined to survive life's challenges at any cost. Read full book review >

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TABLE OF EVERYTHING by Trudy White
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Young creative writers and fans of the unconventional will be amused, entertained—and maybe even inspired by—these quirky vignettes. (Short stories. YA)"
In a hard-to-categorize debut, Australian White lets her imagination run free with 17 short first-person . . . well, pieces, for lack of a more specific term: one introduces a friend who adds a wing to her house for her pencil collection; another pictures memory as a labyrinthine archive run by scurrying sugar ants; in another, she presents the sounds on her street as a "Concerto For Autumn" ("Section two is punctuated by sudden door slams—house and car . . ."), then describes the "concerto's" CD cover. Read full book review >