Search Results: "Audois & Alleuil Editions"


BOOK REVIEW

THE POPPIN PRINCESS by Leïla Brient
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2013

"Perhaps it's not for everyone, but there's a lot to admire. For adults and kids who find it funny, it will be a total gas. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An unusual princess from a faraway land breaks barriers (and wind) in a gorgeously illustrated and humorous fairy tale. Read full book review >

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SARILA by CarpeDiem Film & TV
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2014

"The story will appeal to young readers with its classic hero's-journey structure, but the app retelling is wordy, and the lack of interaction will likely leave them disenchanted. (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
Animation? Check. Heroes and villains? Check. A new blockbuster? Not really. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILK GIRL by Piga and Ponda
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2012

"Though the folk tale and its moral are easily recognizable, the story itself is hogwash. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A modern adaptation of "The Milkmaid and Her Pail," this classic folk tale portrays the perils of counting chickens before they've hatched. Read full book review >

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FIFTY YEARS A HOOKER by Frank and Jeanette Mundus
NON-FICTION
Released: June 27, 2005

"There's a bigger fish swimming somewhere beneath this Ahab narrative, but the authors are never quite able to land it."
A candid, autobiographical fish tale. Read full book review >

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THE LONG ROAD TO PARIS by Ed and Janet Howle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2011

"Fast cars, fast women and fast thinking comprise this solid, utterly entertaining thriller."
Driving a Volkswagen Beetle with an alternative engine-technology, an engineer races from New York to Paris and tries to outwit those bent on stealing the car. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BABY BOB by Banjo & Sons
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2013

"With only six screens, this story leaves much to be desired, both as a story for new readers and an interactive app. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
This storybook app for beginning readers provides plenty of exposure to simple rhyming words, but it uses few of the iPad's capabilities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

God, Religion, Science, Nature, Culture, and Morality by Yemant and Friends
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A wide-ranging, entirely commendable explication of the humanist worldview."
A thoroughgoing examination of life, the universe, and everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOOMIN AND THE LOST BELONGINGS by Riina and Sami Kaarla
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2013

"Should future updates improve the navigation, add the complete text and correct the huge typo on the title screen, this will be a Moominmust. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
New Moominapps are always welcome, but this one's not quite ready for prime time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 24, 2009

"A worthy primer in turning perception on its head to see ourselves afresh."
A course in learning how to see ourselves with greater clarity, via reflections from the world around us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 21, 2005

"A wholly successful guidebook that transcends its advertised orientation."
Atlanta residents McAuley and Burkhalter extol the virtues of their city to gay residents and out-of-town visitors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CELEBRATION OF BEATRIX POTTER by Frederick Warne & Co.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Enjoyable perusing; best as an adult coffee-table book. (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
Alongside some of Beatrix Potter's own work, 32 contemporary author/illustrators each offer a testimonial and a piece of original art in homage to this grande dame of children's books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLORIA JEAN by Scott and Jan MacGillivray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"A must read for film buffs, and will hopefully stimulate further discussion of Gloria Jean's work."
The first full-length biography of a gifted film and singing star of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Read full book review >