Search Results: "Daniel Roode"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BEA AND THE SNOWY DAY by Daniel Roode
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The very young may enjoy this once, but it is no comparison to the likes of The Snowy Day. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In their second outing, Little Bea and her friends pack as much fun into a winter's day as they can possibly manage (Little Bea, 2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANIEL by Henning Mankell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An ambitious, flawed but compelling addition to the Mankell canon."
A haunting novel by the Swedish mystery master, one that proceeds from the indelible to the inscrutable. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE EXPLORER by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Like Amelia Earhart's plane, this bare-bones rundown of history is going to fly far out of range of what is developmentally appropriate for toddlers. (Board book. 2-4)"
This "Pioneer Primer" introduces little ones to Leif Erikson, Marco Polo, Sacajwea, and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS LITTLE PRESIDENT by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Rhymes and sturdy pages do not necessarily make a book right for toddlers; don't expect this little book to please the little people for whom it was ostensibly designed. (Board book. 2-4)"
Presidents for toddlers? Really? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLASSES TO GO by Hannah Eliot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Still, parents of children with new glasses prescriptions may find this novelty useful for their home libraries—public libraries will want to give it a miss. (Board book. 3-6)"
A clever concept presents a variety of different faces and separate pairs of glasses to try on each, executed with eye-catching graphics designed to appeal to hip young parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUSTACHE UP! by Kimberly Ainsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"These multiple, small accessories make it inappropriate for the typical board-book audience or for library circulation, but this offering will likely appeal to readers who appreciate a quirky and stylized design aesthetic and books with interactive features. (Board book. 3-5)"
Youngsters can mix and match detachable mustaches onto simple black-and-white face icons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINI DINOSAUR by Karen Beaumont
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"For newly fledged self-dressers, a cogent reminder that what goes on, must come off. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A delicious bit of bathtime flummery, delivered by a dirty little dino and his oddly inattentive mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1992

"An intriguing study of a central figure in the American imagination. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Daniel Boone's name has been synonymous with the American frontier ever since a highly colored narrative of his exploits appeared in John Filson's Kentucke (1784)—when Boone was still alive. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"And perhaps they won't, as an intriguing Epilogue and coy Author's Note slyly suggest. Long may the Moosepath League flourish."
Reid's expert appropriation of the benign world of Charles Dickens continues in this third volume of his richly entertaining saga (Cordelia Underwood, 1998; Mollie Peer, 1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANIEL WEBSTER by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"Though Remini's obvious admiration for Webster may sometimes cloud his view, a more complete and engrossing biography could not be produced. (photos, not seen)"
This massive biography leaves no stone unturned in portraying a familiar but little-studied antebellum figure, considered the young country's best orator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANIEL MARTIN by John Fowles
Released: Sept. 12, 1977

"The surprise is that he has chosen to burden his realest, smallest story with the unlikely job of explaining—and finding hope in—Twentieth-Century Life."
A writer and his women ("his past futures, his future pasts")—and an attempt to discover "what had gone wrong not only with Daniel Martin, but his generation, age, century. . . ." Read full book review >