Search Results: "Carl Norac"


BOOK REVIEW

MY MOMMY IS MAGIC by Carl Norac
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2007

"The team responsible for My Daddy Is a Giant (2005) has created another winner, and the pairing of these volumes makes a wonderful paean to loving parents and the lucky children who unabashedly adore them. (Picture book. 3-6)"
At the end of this enchanting story, the child-narrator declares that when she grows up, "I'm going to be magic too," like her mom. Read full book review >

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MY DADDY IS A GIANT by Carl Norac
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2005

"The matching cowlicks in their red hair help, too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The pride of a young boy who is growing up just like his daddy is evident in this look at their closeness. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU SO MUCH by Carl Norac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Hugs abound among the puffy-cheeked rodents in this mushy, overstated tale and its greeting-card message. (Book-of-the- Month-Club selection) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Resembling in spirit and content such books as Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You? (1995, not reviewed), this book stars Lola, a nut-brown hamster who could be an adopted cousin of Nutbrown Hare. Read full book review >

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HELLO, SWEETIE PIE by Carl Norac
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"She is hard to resist. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a third in the series of picture books about Lola the hamster that began with I Love You So Much (1998), Lola's friend Lulu asks her, on the first day of class, what her parents call her. Read full book review >

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SWING CAFÉ by Carl Norac
by Carl Norac, illustrated by Rebecca Dautremer, translated by Jacob Homel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The text's a bit long on gratuitous adventure, but the package is unusual and fresh. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This French import incorporates classic jazz tunes from the 1920s through '50s with the determined aspirations of an angel-voiced Brazilian cricket. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Successful Jihad The Disuniting of the United States by P.S. Norac
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A particularly jumbled effort to preach to the conservative choir."
A muddled cry from the political right warns of a new brand of holy warriors dead set on "disuniting" our fair nation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Good for one-on-one sharing or paired with titles such as Saxton Freymann's Fast Food (2006) for a festive, food-themed storytime. (list of foods portrayed in each photo) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Peek into worlds where the trees are made of broccoli and the clouds of sweet meringue. Read full book review >

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ALL KINDS OF CARS by Carl Johanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"The absence of a well-told storyline makes the book feel static, but kids who love cars will enjoy this crazy compendium and will be engaged by the imaginative take on a traditional subject. (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
Can there be room for yet another picture book about cars? Apparently. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAYBACK TIME by Carl Deuker
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Nicely played. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
After losing the election for editor, Mitch True, an overweight aspiring journalist, is assigned to be the sports reporter for his high-school paper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUTLESS by Carl Deuker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The sports may hook readers, but the bullying will land them. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Adding layers of complexity to the interactions of athletes, this sports novel set in Seattle offers a twofer: football and soccer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SICK PUPPY by Carl Hiaasen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

"Not top-drawer Hiaasen, then, but its selling points do include much sex, none of it in the missionary position, and a detailed concluding account of the characters— later lives, in the manner of Dickens on ‘ludes."
Will another unspoiled Florida island be turned into a paradise for golfers and crooked developers and politicians? Read full book review >