Search Results: "CarpeDiem Film & TV"


BOOK REVIEW

SARILA by CarpeDiem Film & TV
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2014

"The story will appeal to young readers with its classic hero's-journey structure, but the app retelling is wordy, and the lack of interaction will likely leave them disenchanted. (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
Animation? Check. Heroes and villains? Check. A new blockbuster? Not really. Read full book review >

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PERIWINKLE SMITH AND THE FARAWAY STAR by John & Wendy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The cover, with its spray of sparkly stars behind a balletically posed girl will accurately and instantly tell susceptible young readers all they need to know about what's inside. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Another sugar rush from the creators of Periwinkle Smith and the Twirly, Whirly Tutu (2009), featuring an urchin with button eyes, no nose, a huge hair bow and an outsized fund of determination. Read full book review >

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A CELEBRATION OF BEATRIX POTTER by Frederick Warne & Co.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Enjoyable perusing; best as an adult coffee-table book. (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
Alongside some of Beatrix Potter's own work, 32 contemporary author/illustrators each offer a testimonial and a piece of original art in homage to this grande dame of children's books. Read full book review >

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GLORIA JEAN by Scott and Jan MacGillivray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"A must read for film buffs, and will hopefully stimulate further discussion of Gloria Jean's work."
The first full-length biography of a gifted film and singing star of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 24, 2008

"An intriguing verbal challenge that requires lots of patience."
A unique puzzle book takes word games up a notch. Read full book review >

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REIMAGINING INDIA by McKinsey & Company
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Thoughts on the Bollywood 'dream machine' and what successful Indian émigrés in America can impart to those back home round out this clear, illuminating study for all readers, business and academic."
From the proficient team that put together Reimagining Japan comes another concise, timely compendium. Read full book review >

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OCEAN by Fox & Sheep
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2014

"Less than ankle deep, informationwise, but all the color and movement should keep the Oshkosh set poking away for a while. (iPad informational app. 2-4)"
The focus is mainly on fun in three populous underwater scenes, but a few facts float past too. Read full book review >

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FAT SHADOW by Scarpetta & Lauria Production
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"Fun, if dark at times. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
An interactive and fantastical introduction to hand-shadows combines with a lesson on obesity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 2008

"A well-researched undermining of SDA belief that should stir interest and outrage in the SDA fold."
A scholarly self-help book for those who feel trapped in the Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) church, a booming Protestant denomination with roughly 15 million members worldwide. Read full book review >

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BODO by M.D. and L.E. Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2006

"A heartwarming family story appropriate for readers of all ages, especially dog-lovers."
A family inherits a dog and gets more than it bargained for. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2001

"A satisfying medical thriller."
The death of a patient puts a doctor's life in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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GREEN BEGINNINGS by Avrim and Vicki Topel
Released: Dec. 2, 2008

"An excellent, informative guide to sustainable building."
A couple's autobiographical account of constructing a green, sustainable home. Read full book review >