Search Results: "Caron Lee Cohen"


BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT AT NONNA’S HOUSE by Caron Lee Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2003

"Nakata's fresh, dappled watercolors perfectly suit this story, with its apple-cheeked figures, flower-covered countryside, and lively cityscape that looks, with its yellow taxis and glimpse of the Empire State Building, just like a happy New York City. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A cheery tale in child-bright colors offers a city vs. country theme. Read full book review >

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HOW MANY FISH? by Caron Lee Cohen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"A gentle drama about an odd fish out—it is captured in the pail but escapes when the small pail-wielder's attention is claimed elsewhere—will appeal to children and boost their confidence in taking on more difficult reading material. (Fiction. 4-6)"
This My First I Can Read title is a rhythmic puzzle for the youngest of readers. Read full book review >

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CROOKJAW by Caron Lee Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

This fanciful story has its roots in New England whaling lore, from a time when witches were thought to inhabit the bellies of the more vicious whales. Read full book review >

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HAPPY TO YOU! by Caron Lee Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Like an unexpected gift, Cohen's bubbly tale will brighten reader's days. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A birthday party sparks a day of joyfulness for a young boy. Read full book review >

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PIGEON, PIGEON by Caron Lee Cohen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"The very simple text makes the book suitable for beginning readers. (Picture book. 2- 7)"
While her parents eagerly point out the more spectacular animals at the zoo (``Lion, lion!''), a little girl goes her own way, enjoying smaller creatures (``Look! Read full book review >

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THE LEGACY OF DAVID FOSTER WALLACE by Samuel Cohen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 31, 2012

"The eyes of general readers will glaze reading the lit-crit, blaze (and redden) reading the writers' eulogies."
A potpourri of a literary collection—from exegeses to eulogies—all in memory and honor of Wallace (1962-2008). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 1993

"More interesting for its sampling of viewpoints than for its conclusions as an attempted forecast of the American future."
The group of Americans sometimes known as the ``Brady Bunch generation'' comes of age—to find that the real world little resembles the idealized version shown on TV. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S THE FLY? by Carol Lee Cohen
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"As the drawings increase in complexity the objects get more challenging to locate; it's a bonus in an already fine book that works as a brainteaser for young readers and a philosophical launch pad for older ones. (Picture book. 4+)"
``Where's the fly?'' appears in large type opposite an illustration of a fly, enlarged many times, against a textured brown background. Read full book review >

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THANK HEAVEN by Leslie Caron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The little French girl spins an engrossing yarn."
Caron (Vengeance, 1982) recounts her life and career as Hollywood's "little French girl" in chatty, charming style, revealing an often troubled woman behind the glamorous image of an international movie star. Read full book review >

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STUCK WITH THE BLOOZ by Caron Levis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The process of understanding emotion, especially for young children, can be overwhelming and abstract—the Blooz just might be the perfect concrete visual to help everyone get through those cranky days. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the imagination of one little girl, the "blues" take the shape of a very big, very wet and very blue bumbling monster. Read full book review >

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IDA, ALWAYS by Caron Levis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"If the text is occasionally sentimental or overwritten, the pictures are so simple they're heartbreaking. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This is a picture book about loss and grief, so it is probably not a coincidence that it is pictorially dominated by skies. Read full book review >