Search Results: "Ursel Scheffler"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SPY IN THE ATTIC by Ursel Scheffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Unzner provides endearing color illustrations on every page of this amiable book. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The Spy In The Attic (64 pp.; $13.95; PLB $13.88; Apr. 1, 1997; 1-55858-727-6; PLB 1-55858-728-4): When Mr. Leon, a new upstairs neighbor, receives some deliveries late at night that appear to be a coffin and a cannon, Martin is suspicious. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RETURN OF RINALDO, THE SLY FOX by Ursel Scheffler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Good light reading. (Young reader. 5-9)"
A crafty malefactor (Rinaldo, the Sly Fox, 1992) once again tricks his way through several funny chapters. Read full book review >

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RINALDO, THE SLY FOX by Ursel Scheffler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Fortunately for moralists, Gider's vivid watercolors take the sting out of Rinaldo's mischief; in these scenes, he seems a benign smirker who, though doing no one any good, is not really doing them any harm, either. (Fiction. 7-9)"
In the crime spree that is this easy chapter book's focus, the eponymous villain is part rogue, part gentleman-bandit, part duty- shirking Tom Sawyer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDPA'S AMAZING COMPUTER by Ursel Scheffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"The watercolors capably portray the home, train trip, and countryside, and details of a little dog's antics add humor to many scenes. (Fiction. 6-11)"
In this easy-to-read Swiss import, a boy visits his grandfather and they have a chat about computers, but that's not all that happens in tale that succeeds on several levels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE PUDDLE by Axel Scheffler
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"A cozy 'playdate.' (Picture book. 3-5)"
Behavior modeling for the almost potty-trained, with some decidedly odd developments between its padded covers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BALLOON by Axel Scheffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A mild, recognizable adventure for toddlers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bright, brief, undeniably cute but still rather bland, Pip and Posy's (The Scary Monster, 2012, etc.) third adventure involves a mishap with a red balloon. Read full book review >

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THE SCARY MONSTER by Axel Scheffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Not the best exploration of a friendly twosome—stick with Mr. Putter and Tabby or George and Martha. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pip and Posy are back in an oddly flat tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW FRIEND by Axel Scheffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A well-intentioned but not entirely successful beach outing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Sea, sun, ice cream, and friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TABBY MCTAT, THE MUSICAL CAT by Julia Donaldson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"'MEEE-EW and the old guitar, / How PURRRR-fectly happy we are.' Sounds like a hit. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A musical cat—what's better than that? Read full book review >

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THE SPIFFIEST GIANT IN TOWN by Julia Donaldson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

Never was a striptease worked to more beneficent ends as when George the humble and sartorially challenged giant starts taking it off, piece by piece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERWORM by Julia Donaldson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Silly and slimy—superfun! (Picture book. 5-8)"
Toads and insects give a shout, and Superworm will help you out! Read full book review >