Search Results: "ACNE Production"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PARTY THIEF by Mikael Ali  Larsson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"Tap-happy toddlers may enjoy working the sound effects, but even they will likely lose interest after a few moments. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A slapdash digital mini-mystery lacks a visible text or even relevant interactive effects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A lucid, engaging, authoritative guide."
Everything you ever wanted to know about raising goats but were afraid to ask is here in this handy and informative how-to primer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANSEL AND GRETEL BOOKIDU by Digital Book Production
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"Like an old-time radio drama, this rendition leaves plenty to the imagination. (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
Sans illustrations, decorations or even an option for audio narration this version of the folktale definitely charts its own course through the thickets of more fully featured apps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAT SHADOW by Scarpetta & Lauria Production
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"Fun, if dark at times. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
An interactive and fantastical introduction to hand-shadows combines with a lesson on obesity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PALE BLUE DOT by Ben Bova
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2013

"A bit of science in a very minor key. (Science fiction/iPad app. 8-12)"
A rather lifeless search for life in the great beyond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST BLACK ACTORS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY by Susan Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Well meaning and often instructive, yet terribly labored."
The author explores unto tedium the genesis of the first Broadway production to feature an all-black cast and wonders why it never survived along the Great White Way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE'S HERMIONE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

This spin-off of the popular Rosy Cole stories stars Rosy's friend Hermione Wong, who is sure that her boring life as a N.Y.C. fifth grader would be fabulous if only she were famous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 1995

"Voices a theory of history that is not as silent as the author assumes."
Rehearsing a well-worn theory about the indivisibility of power from human discourse, the author views history through a distinctly postmodern lens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 31, 2016

"Rowling's name on the cover will guarantee mad sales, even for an unadventurous spinoff like this. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
The Boy Who Lived may be done with Voldemort, but Voldemort's not done with him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2016

"An insightful book that should be of interest to anyone who eats food, animal or not."
Unsentimental study of the dangers in how meat is produced and distributed around the world, particularly in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST SOCK by Rodrigo Karp
by Rodrigo Karp, illustrated by Rodrigo Karp, developed by Rodrigo Karp
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Sadly, the originality of this app's design is not supported by illustrations that extend the story. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Children will enjoy the novelty of navigating around 3-D rooms to follow this story, but unfortunately, this app still leaves much to be desired. Read full book review >