Search Results: "Viviane Schwarz"


BOOK REVIEW

IS THERE A DOG IN THIS BOOK? by Viviane Schwarz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Eric Hill's classic Spot books come off as rather staid (not that that's necessarily a bad thing) next to this rambunctious, interactive hide-and-seek. (Novelty picture book. 3-5)"
The feline trio that tumbled through There Are Cats in This Book (2008) and There Are No Cats in This Book (2010) welcomes a new friend—and you can, too!Read full book review >

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VIVIANE by Julia Deck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"At one point, even the baby is 'trying to solve the mystery of causes and consequences,' which puzzled readers will immediately find relatable."
This debut by a French novelist puts a mystery inside a narrative puzzle. Read full book review >

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HOW TO FIND GOLD by Viviane Schwarz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"As much of a treasure as the gold they find. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Adventure-seeking red-dress-wearing brown girl + amenable crocodile = the perfect ingredients for finding a boatload of treasure. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPWALKERS by Viviane Schwarz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"An intriguing premise, but it's too cramped and cryptic to reach its full potential. (Graphic fantasy. 10-13)"
From a floating, dream-proof Safe House, a diverse squad intrepidly issues forth to rescue children from attacks of nightmares in this melodramatic, rather confusing graphic outing. Read full book review >

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THERE ARE NO CATS IN THIS BOOK by Viviane Schwarz
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

Schwarz's follow-up to the well-received, interactive There Are Cats in this Book (2008) falls short of the mark. Read full book review >

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TIMOTHY AND THE STRONG PAJAMAS by Viviane Schwarz
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"The comic-inspired thick-line illustrations are a perfect marriage of the sense of humor of Lauren Child's Charlie and Lola and Kevin Henkes's Lilly for toddler boys (and girls). (Picture book. 2-8)"
Timothy Smallbeast wants desperately to be strong. Read full book review >

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THERE ARE CATS IN THIS BOOK by Viviane Schwarz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A great choice for group sharing as well as one-on-one reader empowerment. (Lift-the-flap picture book. 2-5)"
Interactive flaps and a chatty, informal text in speech balloons ("Hello. Read full book review >

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SHARK AND LOBSTER’S AMAZING UNDERSEA ADVENTURE by Viviane Schwarz
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"There's a moral there, somewhere. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An undersea tale with a distinct Aesopian flavor, bound at the top so that it opens vertically. Read full book review >

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I AM HENRY FINCH by Alexis Deacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Small bird, big thoughts. Greatness achieved. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Can thinking change the world? Just ask Henry Finch! Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF A NOSE by Viviane Schwarz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Who knows? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Schwarz and Stewart, in their first effort, have created a charming, original twist on the old "where-do-I-fit-in" theme, with a runaway nose looking for his special place in the world, "a place to fit in and stick out." Read full book review >

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A PLACE TO CALL HOME by Alexis Deacon
ADVENTURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"Fast-paced with wit and heart, this ridiculous rodent road-trip will appeal to future comic-book lovers—and anyone part of a tight band of brothers (or sisters). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Seven rodent brothers outgrow their hole and venture out into a junkyard in search of a new home in this vastly retooled take on "The Blind Men and the Elephant." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Fifty Shades of Schwarz by Ed Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2013

"A fairly amusing, sometimes erotic story of contemporary urban Jewish young womanhood."
In Harris' novel, a young Jewish woman in a dead-end relationship meets a charismatic man who enjoys spanking her. Read full book review >