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 >

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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

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 >

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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

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 >

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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BUCKY AND STU VS. THE MIKANIKAL MAN by Cornelius Van Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"Young superhero wannabes will be shouting 'Wonk 'em!' in no time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Saving the planet's easy when your rivals are only powered by imagination. Can these heroes handle a real nemesis? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY ANGRY SAD by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Even the most patient and precocious of preschoolers will need lots of help with this one. (Board book. 3-5)"
A challenging exercise in sorting, categorization and identification. Read full book review >

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THE MISADVENTURES OF SWEETIE PIE by Chris Van Allsburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Save this one for non-animal lovers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A picture book about the difficult life of a pet hamster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS by Mies van Hout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Like the earlier Happy (2012), this conveys emotional heft and arresting images in an appealing, child-size package. (Picture book. 3-8)"
With only a dozen or so words and spectacular images, van Hout captures the landscape of friendship for toddlers through teens and beyond. Read full book review >