Search Results: "Crab Hill Press, LLC"


BOOK REVIEW

DON'T OPEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Bill Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"Seymour's home is one readers will want to visit again, but they can be thankful for now that reading this app doesn't require waiting until December 25th. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
Christmas gifts opened too early come to life and make mayhem in this quirky, lecture-free lesson on the virtue of patience. Read full book review >

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NASH SMASHER by Bill Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2010

"Despite some clumsy versifying, as fine and fun a way as ever was to re-channel (temporarily, at least) the beast within. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
A destructive lad gets a proper outlet for his energies in a story app positively festooned with funny special effects and side business. Read full book review >

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MY DAD DRIVES A ROLLER COASTER CAR by Bill Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2011

"Hank's family is a blast, and so is this extremely well-designed app. (iPad storybook app. 3-10)"
Dynamic, motion-filled pages and a hip, retro visual style make for a fabulous ride. Read full book review >

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CRAB MOON by Ruth Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2000

"Young children whose interest is piqued by David's brief encounter with such ancient, alien-looking creatures will welcome the concluding page of general horseshoe crab facts. (Picture book. 6-8)"
June's full moon casts an atmospheric glow over Kiesler's (Old Elm Speaks, 1998) soft-focus shore scenes in this brief consciousness raiser. Read full book review >

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CLUMSY CRAB by Ruth Galloway
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Cute, but not the best of the genre. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A seaworthy twist on loving yourself for the gifts you have. Read full book review >

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SUPER SUPPER THROWDOWN by Candlewick Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Better than many at explaining the hows and whys of healthy eating but still a TV show on paper. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The characters from the PBS Kids' show Fizzy's Lunch Lab teach kids about the importance of good nutrition. Read full book review >

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HILL by Jean Giono
by Jean Giono, translated by Paul Eprile
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Though this novel is nearly 90 years old, its sharp focus and uncompromising storytelling leave it feeling hauntingly timeless—a story of primal conflicts erupting into seemingly pastoral landscapes."
In this newly translated 1929 novel, a small community in Provence is forced to contend with internal strife and environmental catastrophes. Read full book review >

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CRABBY CRAB by Chris Raschka
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Thank you, Chris Raschka, for reviving this sublimely ridiculous series. Chrissy Chris! (Picture book. 2-7)"
The Thingy Things are back, and they're thingy-er than ever, with two new entries and the republication of two earlier titles. Read full book review >

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PRESS PLAY by Eric Devine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Too long, too simple. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An intense cult surrounding an all-state high school lacrosse team is slowly exposed by the school's largest student. Read full book review >

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PRESS HERE by Chronicle Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"An invitation to play that lacks the simplicity of its print forebear but has its own charms. (iPad game app. 4 & up)"
Extending the bestselling print version's ingeniously interactive contents, this somewhat overheated app offers 15 challengingly abstract games built on unevenly colored, frenetically spinning dots and circles in various primary hues. Read full book review >

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PRESS HERE by Hervé Tullet
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2011

"Children and parents keen to explore technological interactivity will delight in recalling the infinite possibilities of the picture book. (Picture book. 3-8)"
One lone, yellow dot sits in the center of a blank, white page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESS RELATIONS by Elisabeth McNeill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Mild, aimless chitchat with murder tossed in toward the end, too little and too late."
A period idyll chronicling quasi-domestic life in an Edinburgh pressroom. Read full book review >