Search Results: "Wouter van Reek"


BOOK REVIEW

COPPERNICKEL GOES MONDRIAN by Wouter van Reek
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2012

"Surreal but fascinating, visually jazzy but conceptually cryptic, this will work for older readers who like primary colors, geometric art or the philosophical notion of the future. (author's note) (Picture book/art. 7-10)"
A red-hoodie-sporting, upright-standing bird (or possibly weasel) named Coppernickel (Coppernickel: The Invention, 2008) and his diminutive pet dog follow artist Piet Mondrian though a progression of changes in their setting, time period and bodies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COPPERNICKEL by Wouter van Reek
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2008

"Perhaps it hangs together better in that medium. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Jumbled visuals fell a promising plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUYS IN SUITS by Van Whitfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Entertainment Lite: wisecracking and contrived."
Whitfield (Something's Wrong With Your Scale!, 1999, etc.) returns to that trendy urban landscape where would-be cool black guys hang out trying to make the right moves on their women. Read full book review >

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MRS. ROBERTO by Van Reid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2003

"The most imaginative and outrageous in the series thus far. It would be a crime and a sin, and just plain un-neighborly, to miss it."
An exuberant superabundance of plot distinguishes this fourth installment of the popular author's ongoing Moosepath Chronicles (Daniel Plainway, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"And perhaps they won't, as an intriguing Epilogue and coy Author's Note slyly suggest. Long may the Moosepath League flourish."
Reid's expert appropriation of the benign world of Charles Dickens continues in this third volume of his richly entertaining saga (Cordelia Underwood, 1998; Mollie Peer, 1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REBUILD THE DREAM by Van Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"A confident clarion call sure to arouse controversy in this election year."
Staunch advocacy for the Rebuild the Dream movement by its co-founder, who argues that to rebuild America's economy requires not simply a strong leader but a mass social movement. Read full book review >

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NIGHT-NIGHT, PRINCESS by Mara Van Fleet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Not worth losing sleep over. (Board book. 2-4)"
It's long past time for bed, but a certain little princess is not one bit sleepy. Read full book review >

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SURPRISE by Mies van Hout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"While certainly a work that will appeal to parents, it will also delight children with the profusion of color and the single words illustrated with so much energy and imagination. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Extraordinary colors and single words describe the journey of bird parents and children. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT 1-2-3 by Maria van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Fasten your seat belts and sit back and relax; this clever book should fly off the shelves. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Get ready for takeoff and some counting fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RANDY RILEY'S REALLY BIG HIT by Chris Van Dusen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A cunning twist on the heroic home run that wins the game. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Randy's first and only home run saves his town from disaster. Read full book review >