Search Results: "Behrman House Publishing"


BOOK REVIEW

TOO MANY LATKES by Richard Codor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2011

"One of many tales featuring an overabundance of latkes, but properly festive (in the end, at least) and with digital enhancements that give this edition a leg up over the forgettable print version (2011). (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
The first night of Hanukkah turns out to be anything but restful for a poor family, thanks to an overenthusiastic magic potato. Read full book review >

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PAGPAGAYUK by Eugene Evasco
retold by Eugene Evasco, illustrated by Piya Constantino, developed by Vibal Publishing House
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2011

"Still, the story of the evil giant, the desperate storyteller and a thieving bird (the title character) is unusual enough in its storytelling and design to stand out in the app crowd. (iPad storybook app. 6-12)"
A Filipino folktale seems less than striking at first glance, but subtle visual effects in the app make it worth a second glance. Read full book review >

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ELECTROBOY by Andy Behrman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2002

"Scattershot."
Debut memoir about art forgery, Lithium, Bloomingdale's, and electroshock therapy, among other things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BESTIAL NOISE by Tin House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2003

"Sexy and worthwhile."
Tin House has quickly become one of the country's most noticed literary magazines—and herewith some of its contributors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Berhman's sure grasp of the geo-politics, his firm understanding of the Plan's details and his deft portrayal of the men who made it work combine to forge a remarkable story."
A splendid narrative history of the Marshall Plan, perhaps the best foreign-policy idea America ever had. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2004

"At once white paper and polemical study of demographic and epidemiological trends—and a hard glimpse of government's role in world healthcare."
A study of the US government's failure to react meaningfully to an epidemic that "is refashioning the social, economic, and geopolitical dimensions of our world." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY ANIMAL FRIENDS by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"A bright, friendly read for little ones just starting to use books for themselves. (Board book. 9-18 mos.)"
Baby animals on parade. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE'S BIG NOISY DAY BOOK! by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Maisy fans are unlikely to give a hoot for this sugary and clumsily designed alternative. (Novelty board book. 1-3)"
Sophie la girafe's day gets off to a quiet start—but it definitely doesn't stay that way. Read full book review >

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SENSEATIONAL ILLUSIONS by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Despite some features with limited shelf life, a useful start to exploring the body's full sensorium. (Informational pop-up. 8-10)"
Pop-ups and bright graphics demonstrate that humans have more than five senses to fool. Read full book review >

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HIDE AND SEEK by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Together with its companion, a well-planned, well-crafted option for the littlest book lovers. (Board book. 0-2)"
Part of the Sophie la girafe series, this small, square, interactive board book features Sophie playing a game of hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE'S PULL THE TAB PLAY BOOK by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"An uninspired riff that boasts nothing more than a popular figure. (Board book. 6 mos.-1)"
The popular teething toy gets another new board book. Read full book review >