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

MY LAST CHANCE BROTHER by Amy Axelrod
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Though this describes a less nuanced relationship than Polacco's My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (1994) or Kellogg's Much Bigger Than Martin (1976), it may persuade feuding sibs to lighten up, at least temporarily. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this bellyaching monologue, a child presents a litany of offenses to justify his birthday wish that prankish older brother Gordon turn into a bug overnight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THEY’LL BELIEVE ME WHEN I’M GONE by Amy Axelrod
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"More wish-fulfillment featuring the contentious sibs introduced in My Last Chance Brother (2002). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Young Max may be surrounded by laughing skeptics, but he's utterly convinced that aliens are going to take him away from his pesky big brother Gordon, broccoli, and similar nuisances. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VISUAL INTELLIGENCE by Amy E. Herman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2016

"Sharp and original, this book should alter how readers look at the world."
A comprehensive guide to seeing what others do not, distilled from art historian Herman's acclaimed seminar The Art of Perception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE by Amy E. Reichert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2015

"Clever, creative, and sweetly delicious."
Can a talented but struggling chef find love with a critic who wrote a scathing review of her restaurant? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"More at home in college classrooms than on parents' nightstands."
This book competently covers the details of adolescent brain development but offers few surprises and scant advice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE AND UNCLE BILL by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2012

"Emerging readers will appreciate the feel of a chapter book, but this dynamic duo will surely be adored (and envied) by all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Uncle Bill visits, adventure is never far behind! Read full book review >