Search Results: "Curious Puppy Apps"


BOOK REVIEW

FANCY NANCY AND THE LATE, LATE, LATE NIGHT by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2010

"Besides the zoom and voice-over features, the app makes limited use of leveraging the iPad's platform, making it fall sadly short of fancy. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Captivated by a scrapbook of classic Hollywood stars, Fancy Nancy stays up late imagining herself a starlet donning a glamorous dress, posing for photographs and giving out autographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUPPY! by Keith Graves
by Keith Graves, illustrated by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Not so different from having a 'puppy' of the canine sort. Except for the stripes. And the impressive teeth. (Picture book. 6-8)"
For boys, at least, some things haven't changed since the Stone Age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURIOUS by Ian Leslie
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A searching examination of information technology's impact on the innovative potential of our culture."
London-based writer Leslie (Born Liars: Why We Can't Live Without Deceit, 2011) takes issue with current trends in education, debunking the idea that in the computer age, it is unnecessary and counterproductive for schools to teach facts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURIOUS? by Terence Simmons
Released: April 1, 2012

"A short and simple but, alas, way too rhetorical look at our collective curiosity."
One man's attempt to provide a short answer to a tall question. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUPPY, PUPPY, PUPPY by Julie Sternberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A book to enjoy with dog-loving little ones—if not one to follow for its gift-giving advice. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Puppy and Baby are double the trouble and double the love in this baby-and-dog picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW PUPPY by Marcus Pfister
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This nicely captures a puppy's (or a child's) distractibility, and the Christmas tie-in adds the moral that Pfister's books never lack. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pfister gets into the head and heart of a puppy experiencing the wonders of his first snow, as well as the heartache of his first time being lost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUPPY POWER by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 2008

"One cavil: The large typeface, coupled with Björkman's expressive, somewhat exaggerated, black-and-white drawings, would be much more accessible to new readers if the design allowed for more white space between lines and at the margins. (notes on puppy-training) (Fiction. 7-9)"
Impetuous third-grader Fran wins a prime spot in the class play and learns to control herself, thanks to puppy school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUPPY FAT by Morris Gleitzman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Absurdly funny stuff. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this third installment in a humorous series about the trials of worrier Keith Shipley (Misery Guts, 1993, etc.), he is now concerned about his divorced parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUPPY LOVE by Betsy Duffey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
First in another formulaic series (``Pet Patrol'') aimed at middle-grade readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPY PUPPY by Sterling Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Only for dedicated lovers of pictures of animal babies. (Board book. 6 mos.-1)"
Sleepy puppies put off going to bed as long as they can. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUPPY LOVE by Gillian Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2009

"A charmer. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Esme Lamour lives in a penthouse on a soft bed, while Samuel Bloom lives in a crowded tenement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SICK PUPPY by Carl Hiaasen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

"Not top-drawer Hiaasen, then, but its selling points do include much sex, none of it in the missionary position, and a detailed concluding account of the characters— later lives, in the manner of Dickens on ‘ludes."
Will another unspoiled Florida island be turned into a paradise for golfers and crooked developers and politicians? Read full book review >