Search Results: "Avant-Goût Studios"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WITCH OF THE TUILERIES by Avant-Goût Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2011

"Too brief to stir more than momentary attention from young readers, but well stacked with touch-activated sounds and features. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Two young snoops spy on an old lady they (wrongly) suspect of being a witch in this short, mildly sweet import. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD OF SAM by Sophie  Jansem
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2012

"Flawed ending aside, it's an admirable first effort. (iPad storybook app, 18 mos.-5)"
A well-balanced interactive story chronicles the life of a whimsical little pig. Read full book review >

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SAM IS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING by Sophie  Jansem
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"Sam may be daring, but it's too bad it's to no apparent purpose. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Sam is as precocious as pigs come. Read full book review >

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LULU AND THE BLUE WOLF by Daniel Picouly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"This app ultimately falls short. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A popular French picture-book character moves to the app realm with mixed results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"A trenchant and witty exploration, several cuts above typical surveys written in the wake of the 'alternative' era."
An invigorating, broad-minded survey of pop music's experimental fringes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1998

"A valentine for four poets—and a cultural corrective."
A fresh encounter with the expansive experiments of poets (and others) who in the 1950s casually formed the New York School. Read full book review >

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SANTA COW STUDIOS by Cooper Edens
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A good book for those with a cow fetish or fans of the previous titles; not to everyone's taste. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Santa Cows (Santa Cows, 1991, etc.) return to give the Schwartz family a tour of Hollywood, playing out spoofs of familiar movies—Star Cows, Cowsablanca, and Jurassic Cows—and ending up in an extended parody: It's an Udderful Life. Read full book review >

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MY AVANT-GARDE EDUCATION by Bernard Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2015

"An unconventional narrative that focuses on sharp, piercing moments."
PEN/Hemingway Award winner Cooper (The Bill from My Father: A Memoir, 2006, etc.) returns with a memoir/essay collection (some previously published) that chronicles his early interest in pop art and charts where that interest has taken him.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"While Altshuler does raise valid points, his argument neglects today's increasingly conservative climate for art funding; many avant-garde artists whose grants have recently been withdrawn or their applications denied might feel less than coddled and coopted."
The questionable premise of this data-packed book is that the avant-garde is dead, that the isolated artist spurned by a ridiculing public no longer exists, and that today challenging art is readily brought into mainstream venues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2009

"An odd, playful look at life."
An incredibly varied selection of material reflects an unusual perspective on contemporary life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANSEL AND GRETEL by Yasmin Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2010

"Quick, somebody scoop up those breadcrumbs. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Not unlike creepy-eyed dolls that never seem quite as cute as they're meant to be, there's something a little off about this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale. Read full book review >

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A ZEAL OF ZEBRAS by WOOP Studios
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 7, 2011

"From the mesmerizing cover to the dazzling endpapers, this is a fabulously fascinating work of wondrous words. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
What do you call a group of camels? A caravan. Of cobras? A quiver! Read full book review >