Search Results: "Bernard Most"


BOOK REVIEW

A PAIR OF PROTOCERATOPS by Bernard Most
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"The highlight, however, is Most's pink-and-purple palette, which is playful and perfectly pleasing to the eye. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Dinosaur fans will instantly warm to this friendly prehistoric duo and their endearing playmates. Read full book review >

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HIPPOPOTAMUS HUNT by Bernard Most
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A very, very modest entertainment. (Fiction/Picture book. 3- 8)"
From wordplay author Most (Zoodles, 1992) comes this treasure hunt for words made from the letters spelling hippopotamus. Read full book review >

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ZOODLES by Bernard Most
by Bernard Most, illustrated by Bernard Most
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Not essential, but the wordplay here is entertaining. (Picture book. 5-8)"
``What do you call a stubborn emu? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Anyone who believes sex education doesn't belong in the classroom or that parenting is merely a question of keeping track of their kids' grades should read this sad cautionary tale. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A true-crime page-turner about the privileged New Jersey teens who made headlines after callously discarding the baby they never wanted into the trash bin of the hotel where they secretly gave birth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"An almost flawlessly conducted tour back to a time when major American cities dreamed big."
A deputy editor at the Boston Globe recalls the visionaries, moneymen, engineering wizards, and the economic and political struggles behind the creation of the subway in America. Read full book review >

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COMING TO AMERICA by Bernard Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Lacking an index or bibliography, this will still provide insight into the daily life of a recently arrived family. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
An experienced photo-essayist, Wolf often takes on difficult topics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOULDYLOCKS by Bernard Lodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Lodge's illustrations have the look of woodcuts, with thick lines and evenly applied color; Mouldylocks, curly hair wriggling beneath pointed black hat like spinach linguini, makes an earnest foil for her mercurial friends. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A surprise birthday party for Mouldylocks the young witch deteriorates into amusing, wizardly warfare when her three adult hosts take to cheating at the games. Read full book review >

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TANGLEBIRD by Bernard Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"The lesson about channeling chaos into creativity may be somewhat muted, but manipulated; children will like Tanglebird's triumph over those who once mocked him. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Detailed woodcuts colored in soft pastels add visual interest to this didactic story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENEATH THE STONE by Bernard Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Map; pronunciation guide; note about the Zapotecs. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
In appealing, handsomely composed color photos and a brief but informatative text, a portrait of Leodegario Vicente Golan Ruiz (``Leo'') and his large family, whose tapetes (rugs or hangings) are ``famous throughout Mexico.'' At six, Leo is already a weaver of ``small tapetes in simple patterns.'' Wolf details his typical day (including school), tells how his family celebrates ``The Days of the Dead'' and other holidays, and depicts visits to the ancient capital of the Zapotecs (their ``impressive culture'' was one of several that were flourishing when the Spaniards arrived in A.D. 1519) and to a market (Leo's work sells quickly, but the low price two of his mother's tapetes bring is matter of concern to these hardworking people). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RONNIE'S WAR by Bernard Ashley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A moving snapshot of a time that still resonates. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A young London boy comes of age in the crucible of World War II in this four-part novel for middle graders. Read full book review >