Search Results: "Bob Brier"


BOOK REVIEW

EGYPTOMANIA by Bob Brier
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A lively account combining history and popular culture with guidelines for possible future collectors."
A leading Egyptologist explains how a 4,000-year-old culture continues to fascinate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1994

"General readers with strong stomachs may also enjoy Brier's eccentric ramble through the ancient world. (125 b&w photos, not seen)"
Everything you always wanted to know about the ancient Egyptian practice of mummifying corpses—and so much more. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"An intriguing new twist to an old enigma."
Modern scientific engineering tackles the enduring mystery contained within the greatest monument ever built. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1998

"A fascinating blend of ancient history, forensic medicine, and ratiocinative detective work, with a necessarily speculative conclusion."
In his eccentric but entertaining Egyptian Mummies (1994), Brier (Philosophy/C.W. Post Coll.) announced his intention to conduct a mummification of a human cadaver in the ancient manner. Read full book review >

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THE TOTALLY SECRET SECRET by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Here's hoping that Ballet Cat and Sparkles return soon to help new readers learn about friendship. This series will not be a secret for long. (Early reader. 4-8)"
A pink cat and a polka-dot horse join together in a light story of secrets and friendship. Read full book review >

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HOW THE SUN GOT TO COCO'S HOUSE by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It's great to be able to count on something; readers can count on both the sun and Graham. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The sun takes readers on a world tour as it makes its way to each new dawning horizon. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR VS. SANTA by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"'DINOSAUR WINS!' So will young readers and listeners likewise charged up with dino DNA. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Fresh from roaring out at bedtime (2008), at potty training (2010) and in the library (2011) Shea's prehistoric preschooler takes on Christmas. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR VS. THE LIBRARY by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Dinosaur wins again! (Just deny it if he ever asks.) (Picture book. 3-5)"
Shea's irrepressible hero returns—stubby, red and toothier than ever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL BATHS by Bob Barner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Well-conceived in its simplicity from beginning to end; even pre-readers can follow along. Nifty. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Who knew there were so many different ways to come clean? Read full book review >

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DIMITY DUMPTY by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"You can almost hear it. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Graham throws new light onto a familiar nursery rhyme, casting Humpty as the reckless scion of a family of circus acrobats, and giving him a very shy little sister who bravely comes through in the clutch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 2010

"The spring of 2009 saw a host of First Dog books; this more mature work should win the vote. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This stylish, jazzy introduction to both the First Family and their new dog provides an entertaining and simple-to-understand look at the current residents of the White House. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR BONES by Bob Barner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Give this one a miss. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
With its dazzling colors and big, simple, paper collage forms, this may draw fans of Byron Barton's Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs (1989) and Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones (1990), but it's strictly an also-ran. Read full book review >