Search Results: "Alfie Kohn"


BOOK REVIEW

ALFIE by Thyra Heder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A perfect companion for a young pet lover or pet owner-to-be. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-7)"
Every story has two sides, but some tales move at a turtle's pace and require patience and a bit of good fortune. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2011

"A vital wake-up call to educators."
A philosophical, well-structured argument for viable progressive education from one of the movement's most prolific and well-regarded authors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A thought-provoking, semicontroversial scrutiny of modern parenting practices."
Kohn (Feel-Bad Education: And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling, 2011, etc.) attacks the status quo on child-rearing and parenting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"Though Kohn's zeal for reform is undeniable, in this book he seems content to preach to the progressive choir rather than persuade others to adopt his cause."
Another blistering critique (after Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes, 1993) of traditional public schooling by a progressive who displays the same intellectual rigidity he abhors in others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 1993

"A clear, convincing demonstration of the shortcomings of pop-behaviorism, written with style, humor, and authority."
A compelling argument that the use of rewards is counterproductive in raising children, teaching students, and managing workers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALFIE THE APOSTROPHE by Moira Rose Donohue
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Donohue earns high marks for this lively debut—pair it with Robin Pulver's Punctuation Takes a Vacation (2003, illustrated by Lynn Rowe Reed). (Picture book. 6-8)"
The lowly Apostrophe discovers that a little magic goes a long way in the Punctuation Talent Show. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALFIE AND BET'S ABC by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An ordinary alpha-ramble, but children working their way into literacy might find this worth one go, at least. (Pop-up alphabet book. 3-5)"
Two friends try to settle on favorite letters as they romp in rhyme through the alphabet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAY GENTLY, ALFIE BEAR by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Softly painted illustrations of this cuddly, teddy bear-like family will enchant young children while at the same time providing a useful lesson for siblings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a new baby brother and sister arrive on the scene, a young bear named Alfie must learn how to play gently with them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HURRY UP, ALFIE! by Anna Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Some days parents end up a crumpled heap on the floor—Alfie shows why! (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boisterous crocodile does not want to get dressed in the morning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALFIE IS NOT AFRAID by Patricia Carlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2012

"Consider Tom Birdseye and Ethan Long's Oh, Yeah! (2003) for backyard-camping fun instead. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A clichéd story accompanied by less-than-engaging illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T WORRY, ALFIE by Mathew Price
Released: March 1, 1999

"It may be a wild world out there, but Alfie learns that with proper care, it's a manageable one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The world is a perilous place, or so it seems to a small cub named Alfie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALFIE AND THE BIRTHDAY SURPRISE by Shirley Hughes
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Hughes's trademark illustrations capture, as always, the homey details of family life in a neighborhood where the kindness of others plays a large part in everyday events. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Alfie (The Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook, 1992, etc.) is back, and this time he wants to cheer up his neighbor, Bob MacNally, whose old gray cat, Smoky, has died. Read full book review >