Search Results: "Wolf Erlbruch"


BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MEYER THE BIRD by Wolf Erlbruch
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Splendid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book is very nearly a piece of art, both in the tender, offbeat story and in the illustrations. Mrs. Meyer is a worrier and not just about the small stuff. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK, DEATH AND THE TULIP by Wolf Erlbruch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Adults looking for a unique, thoughtful perspective on a serious subject should definitely consider this—but be sure to preview it before sharing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Parents who choose to discuss death with their young children may feel this odd import is an excellent discussion starter (if they don't find it peculiar and macabre). Read full book review >

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THE MIRACLE OF THE BEARS by Wolf Erlbruch
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Not exactly explicit, but children who already know (or think they know) how to answer bear's query will be rolling in the aisles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this tongue-in-cheek import, a naïve young bear's question about how one goes about becoming a papa gets silly answers from a succession of sly passersby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAR WHO WASN'T THERE by Oren Lavie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The picture book as a whole isn't quite all there, but the pictures are sublime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A text-heavy picture book presents an existential quandary… Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG QUESTION by Wolf Erlbruch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

A Bologna Book Fair prizewinner, this deceptively simple import offers one-line answers of widely varying scope to the implied question, Why am I here on Earth? Read full book review >

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OH NO! WHERE ARE MY PANTS? by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"And, often enough, sympathetic laughter. (acknowledgments) (Poetry. 7-9)"
Fourteen modern poets, many of them lesser-known, present a selective catalogue of common incidents or fluffs that can haunt children, from missing a big catch or suffering a moment of stage fright, to mourning the death of a class rabbit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF! by Becky Bloom
Released: March 1, 1999

"The cartoonish figures have expressive faces and postures, offering plenty for readers to pore over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An entertaining tale featuring well-known figures; a tired, hungry wold enters a little town populated by disgruntled people, humorously drawn by Biet. Read full book review >

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WOLF by Sara Fanelli
by Sara Fanelli, illustrated by Sara Fanelli
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1997

"Not everyone will be enchanted; this is mostly for those who already find Fanelli's eccentricities winning. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Fanelli (My Map Book, 1995, etc.) turns the idea of the wolf at the door on its head in this offbeat story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KING AND THE SEA by Heinz Janisch
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This gem's childlike warmth, whimsy, and wisdom bring to mind The Little Prince. (Picture book. 7 & up)"
The titular king, a smallish character made of paper and featuring crayoned features and crown, converses with many creatures and inanimate objects in a series of double-page "chapters," each title beginning, "The King and…." Read full book review >

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WOLF by Mo Hayder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Another adventure for Caffery, a protagonist much like James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux or Paul Cleave's Theo Tate, doomed to work 'in the presence of evil.'"
Hayder (Hanging Hill, 2012, etc.) once again lures DI Jack Caffery into evil's morass. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Wolf by Kelly Oliver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"A witty and engaging whodunit, with a 'cowgirl philosopher' who's part V.I. Warshawski and part John Wayne."
A murder mystery features an unconventional college student and her friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF by Gillian Cross
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1991

"Weaving memorably offbeat yet believable characters, extraordinary events, and contemporary issues, Cross once again confronts classic verities in a stunningly original, splendidly crafted story. (Fiction. 12+)"
The author of Roscoe's Leap (1987) and A Map of Nowhere (1989) again explores universal themes through thrilling, pivotal events in the life of a teenager with a traumatic background. Read full book review >