Search Results: "Amy Walrod"


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

ANIMALS
Released: July 7, 2009

"Proactive readers with similar troubles may find her strategy successful. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Having always enjoyed "Roquefort and Beaufort and Blarney and blue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Though Horace and Morris are largely placeholders here, fans will welcome the triumphant return of this adventure-loving threesome. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Moustro Provolone welcomes Horace and Morris into his new chorus, but Dolores, the sparkplug of the trio introduced in Horace and Morris, But Mostly Dolores (1999) doesn't make the cut—perhaps because she belts out "notes no one had ever heard before." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH A GIANT by Gennifer Choldenko
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"This certainly measures up to Valeri Gorbachev's Big Little Elephant (2005) and other portraits of disparate friends. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The smallest kid in class champions a huge newcomer in this deft, convincing suggestion that size doesn't matter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS LITTLE PIRATE by Philemon Sturges
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"A delight for young mateys, at bedtime or any other. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The creators of Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza (1999) spin off an equally inspired take on "This Little Piggy," gathering ten pirate pigs in two rival crews around a big box found on a small desert island. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

AMY TAN by Barbara Kramer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1996

Kramer (Alice Walker, 1995) describes in a clear narrative Tan's complex personal history, her intricate Chinese-American family story, and above all, her tangled relationship with her mother as the wellsprings for her fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMY FALLS DOWN by Jincy Willet
Released: July 9, 2013

"Willett's skill in crafting zany scenes and Amy's acerbic wit are not enough to keep this novel afloat."
Amy Gallup, 60, hasn't published a book in 20 years, and she's settled into a quiet life with her beloved basset hound, Alphonse. None too excited about a newspaper interview she's agreed to give, she trips, knocking herself out on the birdbath just hours before she's scheduled to play the role of has-been local writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMY ELIZABETH EXPLORES BLOOMINGDALE'S by E.L. Konigsburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Understated, witty, and right on target; creatively extended in the author's perceptive, warmly colorful illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Amy Elizabeth is visiting Grandma in New York; each day, Grandma plans to take her to "Bloomie's," but there's always something else they should do first: walk the dog, visit Chinatown to get green tea, go to a laundromat, or share lox and bagels and the Sunday Times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW HUNGRY ARE YOU? by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A miscalculation through and through. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Animals plan to go on a picnic in this math concept book that just misses. Read full book review >