Search Results: "Andy Crisp"


BOOK REVIEW

PICTURE THIS! ANIMALS by Margaret Hynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A dandy demonstration of how vividly information can be presented when numbers and pictures are linked in inventive ways. (index, further reading) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Chock-full of ingeniously designed infographics, this quick but memorable comparative survey of the animal kingdom offers fresh insights on nearly every page. Read full book review >

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BUZZARD BREATH by Marty Crisp
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"The occasional insertion of the dog's point of view is also jarring. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Will Winkle wants a dog, and not just any dog. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"A minor drawback—this first entry in the Kids' FAQs series will be useful for both recreational reading and school reports on man's (and many a kid's) best friend. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Crisp (Totally Polar, 2001, etc.) offers a crisply written collection of canine trivia that will intrigue young readers who like to learn odd facts about favorite animals. Read full book review >

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WHITE STAR by Marty Crisp
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Appendices include maps, a timeline, and a suggested reading list. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Crisp tells the familiar tale of the sinking of the Titanic with a twist. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

"Good captions, factoids, and an attractive, kid-appealing layout make this slim volume the cat's meow. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
In this title for the Kids FAQs series, Crisp answers questions about cats asked by students she's met around the country. Read full book review >

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RESIDENT ALIEN by Quentin Crisp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"Admirers of the trademark Crisp style will be delighted, but it's difficult to fathom how he endures the relentless superficiality of much of his existence. (Author tour)"
Placidly whimsical observations by the ever-charming Crisp (Manners from Heaven, 1985, etc.) on his occasion-filled life as ``a free-loader, a dilettante, a butterfly on the wheel.'' Crisp writes reviews and essays, attends openings and parties, and entertains anyone who wishes to hear his opinions, from curious strangers to lecture-hall audiences. Read full book review >

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UTTERLY AMAZING DINOSAUR by Dustin  Growick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A routine run over a well-beaten path. (Informational pop-up picture book. 7-9)"
Flashing teeth, beaks, feathers, and bright patterns, dinos and prehistoric reptiles pose or pop up in this paleontological parade. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"It's the one for kids who are actually riding; those who will never sit on a horse may find the details dull. (Nonfiction. Everything Horses, 7-12; First Horse and Pony, 5-10)"
While they appear similar at first, two books appeal to different groups of horse-crazy kids. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Crisp's highly personalized accounts of daring rescues, incredible volunteer efforts, and the bonds of tenderness that form between humans and animals are quite touching—though at times she can go on about the wonder of it all. (16 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Poignant memories from an animal savior (with co-author Glen, an animal-rights activist). Read full book review >

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THE FAST AND THE FURRIEST by Andy Behrens
ANIMALS
Released: March 9, 2010

"Dog lovers will appreciate the canine-take-all theme, and all readers will appreciate the gentle humor and root for Kevin. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Torpid 12-year-old Kevin Pugh, son of a gung-ho former football pro, and his even more sluggish beagle, Cromwell, are galvanized into activity when they watch a dog-agility competition on television. Read full book review >