Search Results: "Alfa-Betty Olsen"


BOOK REVIEW

GABBY THE SHREW by Alfa-Betty Olsen
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Chast's illustrations are appropriately yucky and manic, but Olsen and Efron's (Really Scared Stiff, not reviewed) loud, annoying, slime-eating shrews leave the reader with a bad taste and an enormous headache. (Fiction/Picture book. 4+)"
Gabby is a very hungry little shrew, even after a copious meal of bugs and worms and other squishy, slippery creatures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK BETTY by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"This latest installment, teeming with violence, bitterness, and compassion, is Mosley's finest work yet."
It's 1961, and Easy Rawlins has lost most of what he had five years ago in White Butterfly (1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY DOLL by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It is a beautiful, loving treatment of one woman's life, but in the end likely to resonate more with adults than children. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A doll becomes the vehicle for Polacco's (The Butterfly, 2000, etc.) deeply felt remembrance of her mother, Mary Ellen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY FRIEDAN by Judith Hennessee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

67943203.599 Hennessee, Judith BETTY FRIEDAN An exhaustive, readable, forthright biography of the woman who, however truculent she may have been in both personal and political disputes, earned her way as one who launched the second-wave feminist revolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY LOU BLUE by Nancy Crocker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Pair this with Feet Man and Mr. Tiny (April 2006) for a foot-long storytime theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Betty Lou Blue had the world's largest feet. Whackety, thwackety, flappety feet." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY BUNNY LOVES EASTER by Michael B. Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"This story's theme of self-reliance fails to adequately address keeping one's hand out of purses (and pockets) that belong to others. (Picture book. 3-6)"
That mischievous handful known as Betty Bunny is back for her fifth exploration of the boundaries of acceptable bunny behavior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY GOES BANANAS by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"Teachers and parents of short-fused toddlers will read this over and over. Serve with bananas. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Betty's hunger gets the better of her when she faces a banana she cannot open. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Makes abundantly clear the complexities of life with a cross-dresser."
The forthright wife of a transvestite offers a revealing look inside the little-known world of transgendered men and their female partners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY BUNNY WANTS EVERYTHING by Michael B. Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"We don't know everything about Betty Bunny yet, and her new BFF, the bunny doll she names Little Betty, might turn out to be a handful, too. More, please. (Picture book. 3-6)"
That boisterous Betty Bunny is back, and she's just as much of a handful as she was in her initial outing (Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake, 2011). This time Betty's focused on choosing a toy at the store, but with so many choices, what's a bunny to do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY BUNNY WANTS A GOAL by Michael B. Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Betty fails to score with this underinflated effort. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Betty Bunny returns for a fourth entry in this successful series, focusing this time on scoring a goal for her soccer team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR PRINCESS GRACE, DEAR BETTY by Alida Brill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2016

"A perceptive chronicle of hard-won wisdom."
A candid memoir of love, illness, and friendship and a justification for "romantic feminist love." Read full book review >