Search Results: "Cindy Neuschwander"


BOOK REVIEW

PATTERNS IN PERU by Cindy Neuschwander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"All in all a disappointment, although it does fill a gap in the shelf for this concept. (Picture book. 6-9)"
This latest mathematical adventure explores patterning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUMMY MATH by Cindy Neuschwander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Attempting to be both entertaining story and teaching text makes this fall a little flat and the whole premise is silly. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Amateur archeology sleuths follow geometric clues to find a pharaoh's mummy. Read full book review >

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SIR CUMFERENCE AND THE OFF-THE-CHARTS DESSERT by Cindy Neuschwander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"More contrived than other books addressing the same concept; still, the familiar characters may help readers take the lesson to heart. (Math picture book. 6-10)"
The latest in Neuschwander's medieval mathematical series explores bar graphs and pie charts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Although a nod or two are given to metric measurements, this French cooking school inexplicably uses English units as well, misrepresenting the near-universality of metrics as an international system. (Picture book. 7-10)"
The Zills twins are off to Paris with their family, and their success with brownies leads their father to suggest they try cooking school. Read full book review >

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AMANDA BEAN'S AMAZING DREAM by Cindy Neuschwander
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"At the end of the book, Marilyn Burns (The Greedy Triangle, 1995, etc.) does a credible, if prim, job of explaining the broad contexts of multiplication to adults working with children. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The protagonist in this story has a sort of low-grade obsessive/compulsive disorder: "I count anything and everything," chirps Amanda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CINDY MOO by Lori Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Although it has been done before (many times), this take stands out for its clever heroine who just won't give up. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic nursery rhyme gets the cows on the Diddle Farm thinking, but none so much as Cindy Moo, who is determined to jump over the moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CINDY ELLEN by Susan Lowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Bright, stylish, and with a boosterish concluding note on women in rodeo. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
From the author of The Bootmaker and the Elves (1997), another ripsnortin' Western take on a traditional fairy tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORE SIMPLE SIGNS by Cindy Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An ideal first book on ASL, making self- instruction possible even for beginners. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A companion volume to Wheeler's earlier Simple Signs (1995, not reviewed, etc.), this cheerfully illustrated manual demonstrates the American Sign Language alphabet, plus signs for 31 basic words and phrases (e.g., stop, go, yes, please). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WARRIOR'S CRY by Cindy Enderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2017

"A delicate dance with a clear, uncompromising message that 'There is no white towel in the corner of belief.'"
A collection of flowing, psalmlike poetry about maintaining faith in the face of affliction. Read full book review >

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POLYGONSTERS by Cindy Helms
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A kids' tale with enjoyably eccentric visuals and a message of civility and forgiveness."
Bullies meet their very polite match in this quirky new picture book for young readers. Read full book review >

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THE PASSION OF DELLIE O'BARR by Cindy Bonner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 1996

The heroine of this third and decreasingly engaging installment in the McDade Cycle (Lily, 1992; Looking for Lily, not reviewed) is a young woman who gets into trouble in small-town Texas of the 1890's as she follows her heart rather than her head. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WANT by Cindy Pon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"An exciting, socially conscious futuristic thriller. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
In a future Taiwan, street kid Jason Zhou disguises himself as one of the wealthy elite in order to take down a murdering CEO. Read full book review >