Search Results: "Curious Circus"


BOOK REVIEW

CIRCUS by Roxie Munro
by Roxie Munro, illustrated by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A winning concept expertly executed; could become a young child's favorite book. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A tour of the big top, with scores of flaps to lift. Read full book review >

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CURIOUS by Ian Leslie
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A searching examination of information technology's impact on the innovative potential of our culture."
London-based writer Leslie (Born Liars: Why We Can't Live Without Deceit, 2011) takes issue with current trends in education, debunking the idea that in the computer age, it is unnecessary and counterproductive for schools to teach facts. Read full book review >

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CURIOUS? by Terence Simmons
Released: April 1, 2012

"A short and simple but, alas, way too rhetorical look at our collective curiosity."
One man's attempt to provide a short answer to a tall question. Read full book review >

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CIRCUS by Linda Granfield
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: March 1, 1998

"An exceptional resource, with appeal beyond a young audience; almost everyone will find something new here. (index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Granfield (Cowboy, 1994, etc.) takes on the circus with this jam-packed informational book, first published in Canada, and its abundant full-color illustrations and reproductions. Read full book review >

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CIRCUS by Lois Ehlert
by Lois Ehlert, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1992

"Dazzling. (Picture book. 0-7)"
Caldecott Honor winner Ehlert (Color Zoo, 1989), who's noted for her bold, innovative graphics, presents the circus in stylized shapes so simple that they could have been cut with kindergarten scissors—flat areas of intense, clashing colors set off by solid black or deployed against hot-pink or electric-blue, as vibrant as the circus itself. Read full book review >

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SPLOTCH: THE CENTER by Michael-Paul  Terranova
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2011

"Sketchy but oddly effective. (iPad storybook app. 6-8, adult)"
A minimalist fable featuring an inkblot, a blank page and (aside from page "turns") a single animated effect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOUNDS WE MAKE by Curious Circus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 29, 2012

"A no-frills, sound-effects-driven 'story' that has a decent rhythm, reliable interactive elements, simple navigation and a splash of age-appropriate vulgarity thrown in for good measure. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A basic exploration of assorted bodily sounds, including—and perhaps featuring—those considered "rude." Read full book review >

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MAX'S TEMPER TURNAROUND by Michael-Paul  Terranova
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2011

"Readers will be G-LA-D that they accompanied Max on his barely restrained rampage and subsequent cool down. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A well-designed and humorous concept book shines with just a few well-chosen effects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURIOUS GEORGE by H.A. Rey
illustrated by H.A. Rey
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 17, 1941

"A newcomer, for American children, and a find."
This has a primer value too, as the vocabulary is, on the whole, a simple one for beginners, and there is enough repetition, association of action pictures with text, to carry the first year reader over the more difficult words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLEA CIRCUS by Mandy Keifetz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A tour de force."
Tim Acree, Brooklyn barkeep's boy, merchant sailor, entomologist, aka Professor Aloysius, flea-circus ringmaster, lies dead, a suicide, at the bottom of a tenement air shaft. And Isabelle Oystershifl mourns. Read full book review >

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SOUL CIRCUS by George Pelecanos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2003

"The bleak, powerful fadeout reserves resolution mostly for the dead; the living will clearly have to take their chances in whatever blistering sequel their talented creator has planned."
It's official: Pelecanos's latest dispatch from the trenches of the nation's capital shows his prodigious ambition overflowing the bounds of one novel into a torrential epic of cops and robbers. Read full book review >

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CIRCUS SHAPES by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 1998

"Beyond that lesson, Miller's clean-cut illustrations offer bright colors and bold geometric shapes, doing for the circus what Donald Crews did for the festive procession in Parade (1983). (Picture book. 2-4)"
Murphy (Betcha!, p. 1460, etc.) adds to the MathStart series with a book about shapes, presenting them in no less than three rings. Read full book review >