Search Results: "Bob Dylan"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The images continue in a splendid visual extension of Dylan's wry wit; children will delight in the chance to supply the final animal's name themselves. (Picture book. 3-10)"
Dylan fans extant in 1979 when his album Slow Train Coming was released won't be able to keep his rasping voice out of their heads, but that shouldn't impair their appreciation, or children's, of this wonderfully imaginative visualization of the lyrics. Read full book review >

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IF DOGS RUN FREE by Bob Dylan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Dylan is known as the poet laureate of rock music, but will his whimsical, metaphorical lyrics capture a child's attention? As another Dylan song recommends, 'Don't think twice, it's all right.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
The lyrics to a 1970 Dylan song serve as the text for this quirky ode to children and dogs running free, doing their own thing. Read full book review >

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MAN GAVE NAMES TO ALL THE ANIMALS by Bob Dylan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A beautiful concept with gorgeous artwork but flawed design. (Picture book and CD. 3-10)"
For this book-and-CD set, prolific artist and naturalist Arnosky has illustrated Dylan's catchy song about man naming animals—bear, cow, bull, pig, sheep and snake—with pencil-and-acrylic paintings of more than 170 animals in a series of peaceable kingdom images. Read full book review >

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IF NOT FOR YOU by Bob Dylan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Song lyrics don't always make great children's books, and that's the case here, but the pictures are so poignant that parents could make up their own words and turn this into something greater than it is. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Walker illustrates the 1970 Dylan tune with an adorable parent-child canine pair. Read full book review >

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FOREVER YOUNG by Bob Dylan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Modern songs don't generally make the leap to this format successfully—Dylan's own Man Gave Names to All the Animals (1999), illustrated by Scott Menchin, being a case in point—but here's a rare exception. (Picture book. 6-8, Boomers)"
Rogers sets Dylan's timeless lyric (composed, writes the renowned author, "in a minute") to simply drawn and colored cartoon scenes strewn with references to iconic '60s-era people and places, as well as Dylan songs and albums. Read full book review >

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BLOWIN' IN THE WIND by Jon J Muth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Big questions, posed with majestic simplicity—and packaged with a CD of the original track. (artist's afterword). (Picture book. 8-10, adult)"
Dylan's lyrics succeed here better than many other songs that find their way to picture books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 13, 2005

"'I am the iBore,' Jones warns—take note."
Thoughts on playlists stretched out to ear/mind-numbing book length. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2006

"Fraught lessons learned about the stuff of living and the staff of life, along with kvetching in the kitchen."
Dysfunctional family angst rises precariously in bread-baking classes at a New York cooking school. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2012

"A provocative critique of the power of positive thinking and a solid addition to the behavioral-economics shelf."
Risk analyst and popular-science writer Evans (Placebo: Mind Over Matter in Modern Medicine, 2004, etc.) analyzes the fallacy of the quest for certainty in making decisions. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE THE RULES by Dylan Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 1995

"But the chills that course through this gothic freak show are all too real."
What ought to be a break for the CID in their efforts to catch The Carpenter, a serial killer who tortures his female victims in truly horrific ways before letting them die—the unaccountable survival of Dr. Thomas Meredith, who witnessed the crucifixion and murder of his companion Jilly Grant in numbing detail—is foiled when Meredith retreats into apathy in an attempt to block out his awful memories. Read full book review >

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THE DUST OF EARTH by Dylan Huntington
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 19, 2015

"Sci-fi enthusiasts should prepare to be lured in by this series entry that's sturdier and more assertive than the first."
Huntington's (The Rings of Elpída, 2013) sci-fi series continues, as the inhabitants of a dying Earth train youngsters to acclimate to another planet—and its mind-invading alien species. Read full book review >

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BOARDED WINDOWS by Dylan Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"Read this book to admire Hicks' mastery of language, for the titillating sexual references and for the interesting characters. But if you want a story with a point, Hicks misses the target."
Hicks delivers a postmodern novel likely to appeal to a segment of sophisticated 21st-century readers. Read full book review >