Search Results: "Christine Loomis"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTINE by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 29, 1983

"King's blend of adolescent raunch, All-American sentiment, and unsubtle spookery has never, since Carrie, been more popcorn-readable—with immense appeal for all those fans interested in the 522-page equivalent of a drive-in horror movie."
The Exorcist meets My Mother, The Car. . . in a chiller that takes a nifty Twilight Zone notion and stretches it out to King-sized proportions—with teen-gab galore, horror-flick mayhem, epic foreshadowing, and endlessly teased-out suspense. Read full book review >

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CHRISTINE FALLS by Benjamin Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"A good story, and gorgeous writing."
A boozy, bitter pathologist becomes a most unwilling detective when he uncovers a baby-trafficking scheme in Dublin in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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FEEDING CHRISTINE by Barbara Chepaitis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2000

"Four likable women and an unusual plot that lets readers learn to know them: a fine debut."
Memory, tradition, and family are the ingredients for a tale about how food can save the soul. Read full book review >

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SCUBA BUNNIES by Christine Loomis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Despite the new setting and minor plot differences, this outing is basically interchangeable with its two predecessors; only young audiences unfamiliar with them (or parents sick to death of rereading them) will dive in with much enthusiasm. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Bunnies (How many? Read full book review >

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ASTRO BUNNIES by Christine Loomis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Let this launch young astronauts into dream voyages of their own. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The creators of Cowboy Bunnies (1997) take another long-eared troupe to a higher frontier, with a text modeled on "Twinkle twinkle little star"—"Astro bunnies / See a star / Think they'd like to / Go that far"—and roughed-out bunny shapes rocketing through an array of abstract stippled or patterned backgrounds. Read full book review >

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RUSH HOUR by Christine Loomis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"While adults may appreciate the irony (intended or not), and children will gain a certain amount of gratification from poring over the crammed images, the book imparts a sense of harried hopelessness that's almost overwhelming. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Rural readers unfamiliar with the pace of the urban rat race will be amused and enlightened by this excursion from suburbia to Manhattan as chronicled by Loomis (The Hippo Hop, 1995, etc.) and the astonishing Takabayashi. Read full book review >

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MY NEW BABY-SITTER by Christine Loomis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"All of these smiling care-givers devote full time to their young charges; the busy parents all take time for phone calls and sweet reassuring notes to their offspring: too idyllic, but still helpful and warmly reassuring. (Nonfiction. 2-5)"
Preschoolers and parents who are about to engage care-givers or baby-sitters will find thoughtful advice here for easing the separation. Read full book review >

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THE BEST FATHER’S DAY PRESENT EVER by Christine Loomis
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Would that every father could receive as wonderful a present on Father's Day. (Picture book. 4-9)"
It's the day before Father's Day and Langley the snail still has not thought of the perfect gift. Read full book review >

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HATTIE HIPPO by Christine Loomis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Disappointing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hattie Hippo is fat. Read full book review >

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COWBOY BUNNIES by Christine Loomis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"Few readers will be able to resist the impulse to bolt through these pages again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cowboy and cowgirl wannabes—and there are many—will have their boots and ropes ready for singing the praises of cowboy bunnies, romping and riding on toy ponies and cattle: ``Cowboy bunnies/Wake up early/Ride their ponies/Hurly burly.'' All the catchy wishful thinking is paired with gouache paintings done on panels of wood, arranged vertically in various sizes and shapes to imitate murals on the slats of a fence, or placed horizontally across the spread to form a landscape of bathing bunnies. Read full book review >