Search Results: "the Brothers Hilts"


BOOK REVIEW

SEAVER THE WEAVER by Paul Czajak
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"A salutary tribute to the benefits of thinking outside the orb. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A web designer of the eight-legged sort experiments with geometric shapes in the face of pressure from his many conformist sibs. Read full book review >

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THE INSOMNIACS by Karina Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"What first seems an eerie, baby-goth vibe is held steady by the stable, close-knit family and lack of crisis in this atmospheric, calmly splendid piece. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A quietly magnificent paean to the wonder of nighttime and the solidity of a family unit. Read full book review >

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SOMETIMES IT'S STORKS by L.J.R. Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"While the myth of stork delivery has recently been repopularized elsewhere, this visually stunning work stands apart. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A stork-delivery mishap leads a baby across the globe before uniting with family. Read full book review >

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MOJAVE GREEN by The Brothers Washburn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Scary, fun and cool. (Horror. 12-16)"
Cal Jones and Camm Smith may have left their hometown of Trona, but the spooks and ghouls sure haven't. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2011

"With the thumbnail page scroll and the ability to turn wooden text and narrative off, kids can easily navigate and enjoy what this app has to offer. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
This classic tale of karma, retold in rigid rhyme and re-tooled with a different moral than the original, will enchant more with its activities than with its storytelling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HARE & THE HEDGEHOG by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"It may be macabre, but it's closer in spirit to the original than most newly refashioned folk tales. (Picture book/folk tale. 7-9)"
In a little-known variant on "The Tortoise and the Hare," the latter loses more than a race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW WHITE by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An uneven, though worthwhile, addition to fairy-tale collections. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-9)"
Flemish watercolorist Gréban's queen may not be "the fairest of them all," but she steals center stage from his waifish Snow White—who is perhaps less beautiful than the (uncredited) translated text suggests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CINDERELLA by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"This Germanic Cinderella is simple, direct and rather sweet. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
First published in German in 2011 as Aschenputtel, this is a gentle(ish) version of the oft-told tale, with illustrations evocative of the 18th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE LITTLE PIGS by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Devoid of energy, but greeting-card pretty. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-6)"
A candy-colored version of the classic tale completely lacks teeth and claws. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPING BEAUTY by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A fine choice for princess lovers and traditionalists. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-10) "
"Once upon a time, a king and a queen used to say to each other every day, ‘If only we could have a child!' " Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The old is new again here, and this is a welcome addition to the fairy-tale shelf. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-9)"
My, what big talent she has! Read full book review >

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THE WOLF AND THE LITTLE GOATS by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2011

"Third-rate art, storytelling and software design put this at the very bottom of the slag heap. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Low production values, generic interactive effects and a chopped-up, poorly paraphrased text sink this version of the cautionary Brothers Grimm tale. Read full book review >