Search Results: "Amy E. Sklansky"


BOOK REVIEW

YOU ARE MY LITTLE PUMPKIN PIE by Amy E. Sklansky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Share this sweet treat with baby for some serious bonding time. (Board book. 1-3)"
Smitten adults gush over the attributes of their little ones by comparing them to the goodness of sweet pumpkin pie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DUCK WHO PLAYED THE KAZOO by Amy E. Sklansky
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 18, 2008

"This underwhelming rhyme would have been better suited to one in a collection of children's poetry, but there could be some satisfaction in its reassuring message. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A white duck, pictured alone on a wilderness lake, loves to play his kazoo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF THIS WORLD by Amy E. Sklansky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Likely to appeal to a younger audience than Douglas Florian's Comets, Stars, the Moon and Mars (2007), this would be a satisfactory, if rather mundane, companion. (Informational picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
Each of these 20 short poems for young readers is accompanied by information on the geography of space and its human exploration, exemplified by the Apollo 11 mission. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DO CHICKS COME FROM? by Amy E. Sklansky
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A worthy entry in the venerable Let's Read and Find Out series, and one that will always find an audience. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
A clear text addresses the age-old "chicken and egg" problem, with solid results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROM THE DOGHOUSE by Amy E. Sklansky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The final page includes additional facts about the beadwork and short bios with tiny self-portraits of the bead artists. (Poetry. 5-9)"
The stunning, beaded illustrations are clearly the best-in-show winners of this thematic collection of 25 poems celebrating canines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Kids who enjoy the spooky side of Halloween will find this a treat. (Poetry. 5-8)"
Halloween happenings of the mildly scary sort are the thematic focus of this collection of 21 short poems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMY by Mary Hooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"But the near-universal obsession with chat will nevertheless make this an easy sell, and readers will enjoy this vicarious brush with danger. (Fiction. 11-15)"
A cautionary tale from Britain about love on the Internet demonstrates the influence of online chat on teenage girls on both sides of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

E by Matt Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Your career may depend on it."
Subject: Fab debut of former London adman, making a bugger-all brilliant update on the epistolary novel by having it largely in e-mail thrashing about on the office network and focusing on London's Miller Shanks ad agency striving to land the Coke account. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STE-E-E-E-EAMBOAT A-COMIN’! by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2005

"The Story of Captain Blanche Leathers (2000), illus by Holly Meade, though its content is closer to William Anderson's comparatively restrained River Boy (2003), illus by Dan Andreasen. (afterword, map) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a passage from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, Esbaum captures the bustle and commotion attending a steam packet's arrival in a small river town: "Rubberneckers, / pounding boots, / whiskered geezers, big galoots. / Wheels a-clatter, / choking cloud, / yapping dog, excited crowd." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMY SNOW by Tracy Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Far too predictable to be truly suspenseful."
The adventures of a foundling who embarks on a treasure hunt in Victorian England. Read full book review >