Search Results: "Bernard Suchecky"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HIDDEN ENCYCLICAL OF PIUS XI by Georges Passelecq
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Garry Wills contributes a foreword to this work, which, at a time when the Catholic Church is considering the canonization of Pius XII, may force Catholics and others to reassess his moral failure in a time of crisis."
Certain to reopen the debate on the political, diplomatic, and, most importantly, moral failure of the Catholic Church in the face of fascism and the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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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 >

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EVIE AND MARGIE by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 27, 2003

"Fans of Lyle might wonder why with tears as the motif, Waber didn't go for the innuendo and make the characters crocodiles? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Evie and Margie are best friends; they do everything together, even dreaming of becoming actors. Read full book review >

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BEARSIE BEAR AND THE SURPRISE SLEEPOVER PARTY by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The reading of the accumulated names every time the animals settle down results in a book that may be too raucous for bedtime, but ideal for story hours. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A humorous cumulative tale that makes a great read-aloud for the very young. Read full book review >

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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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LYLE AT THE OFFICE by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This latest addition to the Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile series meanders a bit, but most would follow the lovable Lyle anywhere, and Waber's illustrations are, as usual, completely winning. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lyle the crocodile is back and he's in demand, especially when he goes with Mr. Primm to the office. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

LYLE AT CHRISTMAS by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Fans of the big green crocodile will welcome this holiday adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Grumps's "down-in-the-dumps" approach to the Christmas holiday leads to the disappearance of Lyle's favorite feline friend in this reassuring tale about the love of family and friends. 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 >

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A LION NAMED SHIRLEY WILLIAMSON by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Humor with bite, as it were, given substance by the playful artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lionness bound for a zoo is dubbed Shirley Williamson due to a bad phone connection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOUSE THAT SNORED by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

Waber (Lyle at Christmas, 1998, etc.) introduces another beguiling and worthy creature into an unsuspecting home where it first disrupts, then engages, then makes itself a part. Read full book review >

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FAST FOOD! GULP! GULP! by Bernard Waber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Humorous illustrations, confusing setting changes, and outmoded stereotypes don't add up to a Happy Meal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kids are prime targets of fast food chain marketing, with a corresponding decline in juvenile nutrition that concerns parents and health professionals. Read full book review >