Search Results: "Basher"


BOOK REVIEW

BASHER 1 2 3 by Basher
by Basher, illustrated by Basher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"The use of simple shapes, multiple colors, a variety of minimally depicted figures (which a child might see in a kindergarten classroom), big numbers, and ample background space is a winning combination. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Learn the numerals from 1 through 20 with big, bold pictures and simple captions. Read full book review >

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U.S. PRESIDENTS by Basher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Like Hanoch Piven's What Presidents Are Made Of (2004), more a quick novelty than a reliable source of information or enlightenment. (foldout poster) (Collective biography. 10-13)"
Each of the "Oval Office All-Stars" steps up for a brief say in Basher's newest cartoon gallery—a rare break from his usual STEM topics (Technology: A Byte-Sized World!, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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BASHER: ABC KIDS by Simon Basher
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2011

"And for all those friends of the letters j and x and z, it is a great pleasure for them to get pages of their own, rather than corralled in with the k's and y's. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This is a full-bore, graphically conspicuous abecedary. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS by Dan Green
by Dan Green, illustrated by Basher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Green supplies plenty of grist for the dino-mill; Basher's formulaic visuals, not so much. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
The umpteenth volume of Basher Basics features a representative assortment of dinosaurs and dino-cousins strutting their stuff. Read full book review >

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STATES AND CAPITALS by Dan Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"Chatty, formulaic, superficial—and dispensable, as the content is neither reliable nor systematic. (index, glossary). (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Sprouting bodies and grins, the states introduce themselves alphabetically in this Basher History gallery. Read full book review >

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TECHNOLOGY by Dan Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A quick skim; flashy though not particularly nourishing. (foldout poster) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
More hip pop-art science from Basher and Green, though here the collaborators may have "bytten" off more than they can chew. Read full book review >

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MYTHOLOGY by Mary Budzik
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"More-systematic treatments abound, but the airy tone and quick-facts presentation give this some potential as a lighter-than-air refresher. (chart and foldout poster of Greek/Roman equivalents) (Mythology. 10-12)"
In Basher's latest set of breezy "self"-portraits, 58 gods, demigods and mythological creations of diverse sort step up in turn to the microphone. Read full book review >