Search Results: "Wolf Erlbruch"


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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 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 >

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

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

COMING TO AMERICA by Bernard Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Lacking an index or bibliography, this will still provide insight into the daily life of a recently arrived family. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
An experienced photo-essayist, Wolf often takes on difficult topics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE LITTLE RACCOON by Erica Wolf
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Tries to be an obedience tale but functions better as a well-painted homage to childhood bravery in the big natural world. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Wolf's pretty acrylics light Little Raccoon's accidental night in the woods alone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZANE’S TRACE by Allan Wolf
POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Author's note and extensive bibliography included. (Fiction. YA)"
Zane Guesswind has a tough life: a family riven by mental illness, substance abuse and suicide, plus his own epilepsy and grief. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WATCH THAT ENDS THE NIGHT by Allan Wolf
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A lyrical, monumental work of fact and imagination that reads like an oral history revved up by the drama of the event. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Twenty-four voices—of passengers, rats and even the iceberg—evoke the human tragedy of the ill-fated voyage. Read full book review >