Search Results: "Alex Ayliffe"


BOOK REVIEW

Alex by Adam J. Nicolai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 21, 2011

"More curious than spooky, but featuring a riveting protagonist haunted by his own guilt."
A tormented father must decide whether he's seeing the ghost of his dead son or visions brought on by psychosis in this thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DAY by Alex Ayliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Though a little on the slight side, these are cozy and familiar experiences for little ones nonetheless. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
A baby with mocha-colored skin enjoys a romp in the bath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALEX by Jeff Stimpson
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Breath-catchingly evocative of life's elemental grace and messy dignity. (10 pp. photos)"
Journalist Stimpson debuts with a searing chronicle of life after the birth of his premature son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALEX by Pierre Lemaitre
Kirkus Star
by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An eloquent thriller with a denouement that raises eyebrows as it speeds the pulse."
In this unpredictable, oddly delectable French thriller, an attractive young Parisian woman is abducted, chained in a crate and brutalized by an avenger—a crime that doesn't begin to hint at the gruesome killings to follow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALEX by Dodie Kazanjian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"Intriguing, persuasive account of a mercurial personality and the American fashion journalism he helped shape. (One hundred b&w photographs promise, judging from the eight seen, to add both gloss and substance.)"
Backstage view of the various lives of the legendary Liberman- -artist, photographer, and powerful editorial director of the CondÇ Nast magazines—by journalist Kazanjian and New Yorker staff writer Tomkins (Post-to-Neo, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHOO CHOO CLICKETY-CLACK! by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Ayliffe has illustrated each spread with carefully detailed and crisply colored cut paper helping make this a splendidly zippy lap-time experience. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Each mode of transportation is great at something in this vibrant read-aloud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS by Lois Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A glossary defines key words relating to Christmas used throughout the work. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This collection of short stories set in large type will work well for younger children as a read-aloud or for beginning readers who are ready for something longer than a standard-length easy reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"With Anna merrily leading the way, young readers will have a grand time exploring the concept of quantities. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A shopping excursion with Dad turns into a fun-filled, edifying romp for French's irrepressible Anna (Not Again, Anna!, 1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY'S PICTURE by Nicola Moon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Lucy's easy acceptance of her grandfather's special needs and her enthusiastic labors will warm the hearts of all; Ayliffe uses bold forms, cut-outs, strong lines and crayon-bright colors to convey the ebullient scenes and the small girl's zeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lucy's grandfather is coming to visit and she wants to make him a picture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIG DIG DIGGING by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Young children, fascinated by the sounds, actions, and sheer enormity of these vehicles will find much to like in these busy scenes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Diggers are good at dig, dig, digging, / scooping up the earth, and lifting and tipping. / They make huge holes with their dig, dig, digging. / They can work all day." Read full book review >