Search Results: "Vivian Walsh"


BOOK REVIEW

JUNE AND AUGUST by Vivian Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

In this tongue-in-cheek take on the tried-and-true theme of unlikely friendships, a python meets what she thinks is another python one night. Read full book review >

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GLUEY by Vivian Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Strange but intriguing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Creatively varying design, enormous cartoon eyes, and offbeat tertiary colors characterize this unusual animal tale. Read full book review >

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OLIVE, MY LOVE by Vivian Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A plot that could easily have been corny, instead flourishes with Walsh's direct, matter-of-fact tone and Seibold's shiny energy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lively and sweet, this undisguised friendship tale is offbeat enough to stand out in a crowd. Read full book review >

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MONKEY BUSINESS by J.otto Seibold
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This may sound unreadable, but it's not; the presentation is crisp and clear, and the result is unbridled fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A free-wheeling tale about the first monkey in space who returns home a hero and turns his fame into industry. Read full book review >

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OLIVE, THE OTHER REINDEER by J.otto Seibold
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Children will like the sophisticated art, even without a tight storyline. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Instead of the lyric, ``All of the other reindeer,'' Olive the pup hears something else on the radio: ``Olive, the other reindeer.'' She concludes that she is to be Santa's canine helper, so heads up to the North Pole, to join the Christmas Eve flight. Read full book review >

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FREE LUNCH by J.otto Seibold
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"As for the illustrations, chances are that readers won't confuse them with anyone else's work. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Seibold and Walsh (Monkey Business, 1995, etc.) bring back their heroic white dog, Mr. Lunch, who learns that the new owner of the bird seed company he patronizes has started to substitute rocks for seeds. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN DREAMS by J.otto Seibold
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The amusing images are the rounded, metallic-looking forms that characterize these collaborators' previous books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Seibold and Walsh (Olive, the Other Reindeer, 1997, etc.) don't provide much for readers to hold on to in the thick glossy pages of this oddly imagined, computer-generated tale of few words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMAGINE by Bart Vivian
by Bart Vivian, illustrated by Bart Vivian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"This didactic effort lacks imagination and originality. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Children are invited to dream big in this title that doesn't quite fly. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE FRIENDLY ADVICE by Siobhan Vivian
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2008

"Vivian is clearly an author to watch. (Fiction. YA)"
Ruby's 16th-birthday party is interrupted by the arrival of her father whom she hasn't seen in years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMA GOLDMAN by Vivian Gornick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Such a slim volume necessarily glosses over details that would dramatize Goldman's larger-than-life persona, but Gornick lucidly presents her subject's significance within a fascinating historical moment."
A brief biography of the turn-of-the-century anarchist once considered the "most dangerous woman in the world." Read full book review >

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MY BEAK, YOUR BEAK by Melanie Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"As there's no corresponding sense of closure in My Beak, Your Beak, the two titles form a seamless whole, making this more like one work for the price of two—still, the theme is certainly important enough to justify the extra expense. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Walsh (Big and Little, not reviewed, etc) continues to delight and inform toddlers with these two celebrations of unity in diversity. Read full book review >

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DID YOU EVER SEE? by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Science books for the young can and should do better than this. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This new offering from the Tate Gallery's publishing arm asks simple questions about visual perception, challenging readers to make judgments about relationships between familiar objects. Read full book review >