Search Results: "Candace Ryan"


BOOK REVIEW

ZOO ZOOM! by Candace Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An agreeable book to entice space enthusiasts as well as animal lovers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bevy of zoo animals takes off for the moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EWE AND AYE by Candace Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Lots of fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sporty sheep and an equally sporty primate find a way to realize a common aspiration: to fly. Read full book review >

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RIBBIT RABBIT by Candace Ryan
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Best of all, Frog and Bunny have the radiant good cheer of a sock monkey, a mingling of the ridiculous with the sublime for a spellbinding effect. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ryan's story features the disarming characters Frog and Bunny, two close friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL HOUSE by Candace Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"That said, if you're looking for a kind of crazed companion to Graeme Base's Animalia (1986), this book will stand up to multiple rereadings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
No togas or frat boys will be found in this particular animal house, though plenty of hijinks take place within. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOO HOO by Mike Lowery
illustrated by Mike Lowery, by Candace Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"A winning display of finding the high ground and paved with particularly sweet verbal compression. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It comes as a delight how much fun can be wrung from the words "moo" and "hoo." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT IS LIKE AN ANIMAL by Candace Whitman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"Whitman's dreamy torn paper pictures create a gentle mood and portray the bear as a soft, appealing creature; if the text is self-consciously poetic, it is also reassuring in its depiction of the night as benign. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a story poem by a first-time picture book creator, Night is a big shaggy bear, the bringer of darkness and the protector of sleeping children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRADING UP by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"A nearly nonexistent sense of humor unfortunately negates any vicarious pleasure to be got from either Bushnell's better observations or Janey's monstrous diva-tude."
Rapacious social climber gets the rich husband and fame she's always desired—and it's far from enough. Read full book review >

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A TRUST BETRAYED by Candace Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2001

"Even so, the fadeout, trailing as many loose ends as a broken loom, provides plenty of tangles to be sorted out in the continuing saga."
Imagine Braveheart without Mel Gibson: that's what Dame Margaret Kerr of Perth is facing at the close of the 13th century and the opening of this new series by the chronicler of Owen Archer (A Gift of Sanctuary, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GIFT OF SANCTUARY by Candace Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 1998

"In all, a disappointing sixth outing for this often enthralling author."
Another labyrinth adventure for one-eyed Welshman Owen Archer (The Riddle of St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUR BLONDES by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2000

"Like a Bushnell character: glittery and irresistible but, likewise, ultimately unsatisfying."
From the writer of the original Sex and the City (1996), the source of the HBO series, four loosely linked stories (being marketed as a novel) about the glamorous exteriors and unfulfilled interiors of high-status, no-longer-young New Yorkers. Read full book review >

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LOWJI DISCOVERS AMERICA by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Let's hope for a sequel or two. (Glossary) (Fiction. 7-11)"
Lowji has lived in Bombay with his Ma and Bape for his whole life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Despite a Dewey error and some humor over the head of the target audience, this is a winner, and the final story seems to promise a fifth-grade sequel. (Fiction. 7-11)"
No teacher wants to teach this year's fourth-grade class at Aesop Elementary. Read full book review >