Books by Etienne Delessert and Complete Book Reviews

Etienne Delessert. Creative Editions, $19.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-56846-277-6
This haunting collection of paintings represents Delessert (A Glass) at his most introspective, as he records the capricious activity of his own unconscious. “On a calm September evening, I was walking my dog along Route 44 when headlights flashed...
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Rita Marshall, Author, Etienne Delessert, Illustrator, Etienne Delessert, Author Creative Company $19.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-56846-005-5
Although ``most of the time Victor Dickens was a really good kid,'' he manifests all the symptoms of the ``I Hate to Read Syndrome.'' One day, while Victor is pretending to read so that he can move on to his favorite activity--watching TV--an...
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Etienne Delessert. Creative Editions, $17.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-56846-208-0
Unsettling glittery-eyed creatures are tamed by a boy, who masterminds the coming of night like a stage manager. "I water the stars," he says, wielding a sprinkling can. "I dress the birds in long black coats." The huge birds, black paint dripping...
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Etienne Delessert, Author . Houghton/Lorraine $17 (31p) ISBN 978-0-618-73474-0
Delessert (Humpty Dumpty ), whose bulbous-snouted, glittery-eyed creatures are instantly recognizable, returns with a dark fable about the power of thought. Tobias, a chubby mole with glassy orange eyes, lives a quiet life in a network of tunnels,...
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Etienne Delessert, Author Creative Company $24.25 (32p) ISBN 978-1-56846-088-8
A striking design and inventive art that effectively meshes soft pastels and brilliant hues are the most impressive features of Delessert's (I Hate to Read!) book. The plot, however, is banal. A bevy of raucous monsters (the creatures are part real...
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Etienne Delessert, Author Farrar Straus Giroux $13.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-374-34638-6
The landscape of this pictorial expansion on a nursery rhyme (""As I was going along, long, long/ A-singing a comical song, song, song . . .'') is that of pure imagination. Delessert dips his brush in the open-ended, fabulous style of a Hieronymous...
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Etienne Delessert, Author . Houghton/Lorraine $17 (32p) ISBN 978-0-618-88934-1
With his large-scale, unflinching illustrations, Delessert (Alert! ) turns a retelling of the Three Little Pigs into a metaphor about dangerous marauders and how to stop them. The jacket art gives barely a hint of what’s to come; the three...
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Etienne Delessert, Author . Creative Editions $17.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-56846-206-6
With characteristic irreverence, Delessert's oversize introduction to color theory takes what in lesser hands is often a didactic lesson and carries it into the realm of the fantastical. Bulbous-headed creatures energetically embody the colors...
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Etienne Delessert, Author, Charles Dickens, Author, Etienne Delessert, Illustrator . Creative Editions $17.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-56846-139-7
Delessert (I Hate to Read) reveals what happens to the famous septet after Snow White wakes up; as she prepares to wed the prince the diminutive heroes are invited to be honored guests. The drama of the vengeful queen and her loquacious mirror...
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Etienne Delessert. Creative Editions, $18.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-56846-296-7
The hat of the title sits on the head of a brown bear who is, in turn, perched in a beech tree. The bear invites other animals to come and enjoy the hat with him. Colorful birds arrive first to nestle within the hat, and animals follow—a pig, baboon,
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Etienne Delessert, Author, Etienne Delessert, Illustrator . Houghton/Lorraine $17 (32p) ISBN 978-0-618-56987-8
Delessert (The Seven Dwarves ) imagines King Humpty Dumpty as a pop-eyed, deluded monarch who lives a life of ease in a castle surrounded by miserable peasants. It's their discovery of his wealth, Delessert proposes, that prompts King Humpty to...
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Etienne Delessert. Creative Editions, $18.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-56846-257-8
Anyone familiar with Delessert's dark fantasies will be surprised and touched by this memoir of his stepmother, Eglantine Besson, which will be perhaps best appreciated by adult readers. Left motherless after his birth, Delessert found the woman his
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Etienne Delessert, Author, Etienne Delessert, Illustrator . Creative Editions $18.95 (28p) ISBN 978-1-56846-196-0
Delessert's simple counting book (which might be regarded as a companion to his reimagining of the English nursery rhyme, A Was an Apple Pie ) shows the artist's work in its most stripped-down form. The book stars 10 creatures whose pop-out...
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