Search Results: "Carol Roth"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BUNNY'S SLEEPLESS NIGHT by Carol Roth
Released: March 1, 1999

"Gorbachev's illustrations are great, colorful scene-setting tableaux, owing more than a nod to Richard Scarry. (Picture book. 4-7)"
PLB 0-7358-1070-2 A very minimal imaginative effort starring Little Bunny, identified as an only child (although there are no parents commented upon or seen) who is feeling a bit lonely as he tries to go to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOLD YOUR TEMPER, TIGER! by Carol Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"This might be more of a lesson to adults to examine word choices than a tool for children about anger management. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture book paints Tiger's temper literally, as a frowning little red ball of flame. Read full book review >

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ALL ABOARD TO WORK--CHOO-CHOO! by Carol Roth
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Bright colors and extra details are sure to keep children's interest, while the large illustrations will facilitate group sharing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Roth introduces children to the concept of commuting—mommies and daddies board a train, work all day and then come back home to their children to eat and play, snuggle, read and tuck them in. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S MY MOMMY? by Carol Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Decent but not extraordinary. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Animal sounds, a barnyard setting and a search for a missing mommy are the elements that coalesce into this pleasing if not terribly distinguished tale. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE SCHOOL BUS by Carol Roth
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"An ebullient blend of singsong chants and giddy rhymes, this rollicking read-aloud tale is perfect to share with the youngest preschooler. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Roth and Paparone (Ten Dirty Pigs/Ten Clean Pigs, 1999, etc.) reveal a universal truth known to children, but oft-times forgotten by adults: the bus ride to school can be the best part of the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FISHING FOR METHUSELAH by Roger Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1998

"A rousing adventure with irascible, lovable heros. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Roth delivers an unabashedly outrageous tale about the one that got away in this saga of two competitive fishermen and the wise fish that teaches them a lesson about friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
Released: May 3, 2011

"Guaranteed to fly off the shelves. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Cliques writ large take over in the first of a projected dystopian trilogy. Read full book review >

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CARVE THE MARK by Veronica Roth
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Brimming with plot twists and highly likely to please Roth's fans. (Science fiction/fantasy. 14 & up) "
Two teens fight for their freedom and their lives in Roth's new intergalactic adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FACTS by Philip Roth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 1988

"Zuckerman finds the memoirs too 'kind, discreet, careful' to be truthful; he mocks the idyllic 'romance of your childhood,' distrusts the portrait of Josie ('Everything you are today you owe to an alcoholic shiksa'), and wonders why Roth's sexual compulsions get so little attention, it's a slightly precious gimmick—but a neat, corrosive windup to a semi-absorbing semi-autobiography that raises as many questions as it answers."
Roth—the most relentlessly and trickily autobiographical of major American novelists—now offers "to demythologize myself and play it straight, to pair the facts as lived with the facts as presented." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TALE OF THE 1002ND NIGHT by Joseph Roth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"One of the best novels of one of 20th-century Europe's greatest writers."
Thirteenth novel, and the last published (in 1939), by the Austrian author (1884—1939) whose richly textured fiction has earned him comparisons with Kafka, Musil, and Mann. Read full book review >

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OUR GANG by Philip Roth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 1971

"STEAL THIS BOOK from the Oval Room coffee table."
A string of put-on, put-down face the nation appearances of Trick E. Dixon from the time when his original (authentic) statement on abortion and the sanctity of human life leads to some uncomfortable questions about Vietnam, My Lai, and the conjecture that one of Caltey's 22 victims might have been pregnant. Read full book review >

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ZUCKERMAN UNBOUND by Philip Roth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1981

"So, though there's much that's engaging here—the superb dialogue, the deft comedy, the mostly seductive narration, the titillating recognition-factors for Portnoy's Complaint readers—those who responded to the subtler, fable-like connections of The Ghost Writer will be sorely disappointed by this much cruder, less daring, and largely redundant sequel."
In The Ghost Writer (1979), Roth explored the tensions between being-an-artist and being-a-human-being; he used the nakedly autobiographical figure of young (in the mid-1950s) writer Nathan Zuckerman; he compressed all the action into a few days; he wove his theme through sequences ranging from fantasy and farce to Chekhovian realism; and he came up with a magical novel, perhaps the best book of his career. Read full book review >