Search Results: "Alexandra Horowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

BEING A DOG by Alexandra Horowitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Dog owners curious about the lives of their pets will savor this book, but it deserves a wider audience than just animal lovers."
If the olfactory ability of dogs seems like a dull topic, be prepared for a surprise. This engrossing book takes on not just canine noses, but what we can do with our own—with a little experience and a good guide. Read full book review >

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ON LOOKING by Alexandra Horowitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"An enjoyable closer look at what most people miss when walking through a city."
Round and round the blocks of New York City, Horowitz (Psychology, Animal Behavior, and Canine Cognition/Barnard Coll.; Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know, 2010) takes readers on multiple walks, showing us what we fail to spot when we don't pay attention. Read full book review >

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INSIDE OF A DOG by Alexandra Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"This exploration of what makes dogs behave as they do is comprehensive and interesting, but the presentation is both haphazard and off-putting. (glossary, notes, sources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Adapted for middle-grade readers from the 2009 book of the same title, this book explores what scientists and researchers currently understand about the physical and behavioral makeup of dogs. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DIARY OF TSARITSA ALEXANDRA by Alexandra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

Sketchy diary notes from Alexandra's final days of captivity will interest only experts and the most dogged devotees of the doomed Romanovs. Read full book review >

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SOON BABOON SOON by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"A quick but thematically and sonically satisfying concert. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Chimpanzees play timpani. / Lemurs laugh along. / Orangutans bang everythang. Gorilla's got a GONG." Read full book review >

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THE PRETTY PRETTY BUNNY by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Bold, cartoon-style illustrations use speech balloons and sound-effect phrases for added humor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Narcissa is a bunny with an issue: Arrogance and conceit are some descriptors that might fit the bill. Read full book review >

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DUCK, DUCK, MOOSE by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The nugget of warmth here is in the First Law of Moving—whether it be for a vacation or away from home altogether, it may very well result in the unexpected reaction of happiness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moose embodies Newton's First Law of Motion: Bodies at rest stay at rest. Read full book review >

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TWENTY-SIX PIRATES by David Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2013

"Aye mateys, heave-ho with this bounty of pirate silliness. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Yo ho ho, it's an alphabetical parade of pirates—by name! Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE GEFILTES by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Feh! (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this variation of that favorite rhyme of children's librarians, "Five Little Ducks Went Out One Day," five little gefiltes leave their jar and cause their mother to cry "Oy Vey!" Read full book review >

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A MONKEY AMONG US by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"A brief but engaging showcase, not too abstract for younger listeners and viewers to enjoy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rambunctious wordplay and big, stylized, Chris Raschka-like illustrations are the order of the day in this jazzy debut. Read full book review >

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TWENTY-SIX PRINCESSES by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Young readers and listeners of both sexes will laugh and agree. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A frog prince lets it be known that he's "receiving," and 26 applicants respond, from Princess Alice ("First to the palace") on through the rest of the letters. Read full book review >

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THE UGLY PUMPKIN by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"He laughed and said: No Way'—and illustrated in brightly colored paint-and-paper collage, this weak riff on the 'Ugly Duckling' may not earn high marks for botanical accuracy (all pumpkins are squash), but it does feature plenty of visual flash. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A club-shaped pumpkin gets dissed by a customer, all the other pumpkins, even twisted apple trees, before the sight of a motley crop of hubbards, acorns and banana squash brings on a personal epiphany: "O my gosh / I'm a squash." Read full book review >