Search Results: "Charlie Watts"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ROLLING STONES 50 by Mick Jagger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A soulless corporate birthday party that sheds no new light on its well-traveled subjects."
At the half-century mark, the "World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band" unambitiously recounts its own story in pictures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND? by Bernadette Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Listeners who enjoy old-fashioned animal stories will appreciate Watts' gentle, whimsical tone, pastoral setting and sweet conclusion, but for many, time spent poring over the pictures will be more rewarding—and enjoyable. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A small group of anthropomorphized woodland creatures have a mild adventure and make a new friend (sort of) in this low-key tale. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"If shared one on one as a jumping-off point for discussion, some Asperger children may find this effort amusing, but it's a poor choice otherwise. (foreword) (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this Australian import, Kevin, a grade schooler with Asperger Syndrome takes the world too literally, a problem depicted in brief language and simple illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SMALLEST SNOWFLAKE by Bernadette Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"If the concept is more than a bit twee, the geography inconsistent and the ending downright sappy, the pictures are imbued with their own quiet magic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
High above the geese, the snowflakes discuss where they will go. Read full book review >

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HARVEY HARE, POSTMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE by Bernadette Watts
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"What powers this book, though, are the unpretentious, elegant illustrations; Watts captures the moods of the seasons and provides the right measure of drama to prevent the story from becoming a treacly salute. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Harvey Hare embodies all the traits that make letter carriers such bricks: Nature can't throw anything at him to prevent the swift completion of his appointed rounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STONECUTTER by Leander Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"In the end, there's lots of atmosphere, but little story here. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A young journeyman stonecutter becomes entangled in a web of emotions he cannot begin to navigate when he accepts a job from a mysterious man in this rather pointless gothic meditation set in 1835. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONS by Timothy Watts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 1993

"Despite the heavy influences, it's clear that Watts has talent to spare—and if he can find his own writing road, he could drive right into the winner's circle."
Smooth-running, finely tuned first crime novel—by a professional car mechanic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZUBERT by Charlie Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"It's a playful, even psychedelic feast for the eyes, but don't get it for the story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Attendees at a convention of extraterrestrials mingle with equally strange, large-headed children as young Zubert rides with his mother in her van to deliver flowers to the best hotels in London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAREDEVIL DUCK by Charlie Alder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Simple, sweet, and very effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
He braves the wild and performs daring stunts...in his dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIZZY ANN STAMPS by Jeri Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"The vivid historical setting of this short and satisfying read will leave readers feeling they have experienced life in Kizzy Ann's world. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
With the abundance of stories about a boy and his dog, it's refreshing to see a tale of a girl and her dog. Read full book review >

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TEN THOUSAND CHARMS by Leander Watts
ANIMALS
Released: May 2, 2005

"However, lean character development and scattered plot leave the reader a bit unsatisfied and even confused. (Fiction. 11+)"
As he did in Stonecutter (2002) and Wild Ride to Heaven (2003), Watts returns to the 19th-century Genesee Valley of upstate New York with another dark story laden with ominous characters and gothic imagery. Read full book review >