Search Results: "David A. Bego"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 4, 2012

"Beneath the conservative-versus-liberal parrot-speak is a coherent, timely conversation about the power and relevancy of today's labor unions."
An entrepreneur's account of building a nationwide cleaning business and undergoing an attempt by Service Employees International Union to unionize his workers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER by David A. Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"The labels may prove more distracting than illuminating, but this isn't quite the usual sort of stop on the well-worn seasonal round. (Pop-up picture book. 3-5)"
A quick, season-centered look-about from a master of paper engineering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Without some learned commentary, the general theme is likely to pass over the heads of children (not to mention many grown-ups), but all of the movement and color here create a riveting visual experience. (Novelty. 6-8, adult)"
Carter's third set of large-scale, knock-your-socks-off pop-up abstracts (following One Red Dot, 2005, and Blue 2, 2006) takes a quick tour through modern art, celebrating jazz and visual spontaneity, as well as paying specific tribute to Mondrian and the Fauves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPOT THE DOT by David A. Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The app is still better (not to mention cheaper), but with Carter, even spinoffs are first-rate. (Pop-up/picture book. 2-4)"
This abridged paper version of an outstanding iPad app sticks to the same basic design but offers a different set of visual challenges. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A worthy companion to his previous offerings. (Pop-up/picture book. 6 & up)"
Carter again challenges readers to make their way through a series of three-dimensional homages to modern art, this time chasing the yellow square that appears in each (600 Black Spots, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Fun! (Pop-up. 4+)"
Carter's fabulous homage to paper engineering (that doubles as a counting book) features ten intricate paper sculptures or interactive devices and a special charge for readers: Find the one red dot in each. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLONEL THEODORE ROOSEVELT by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A valuable addition to the presidential-biography shelf. (Biography. 10-14)
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An absorbing portrait of an iconic president known as much for his adventurous nature as his robust political life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREDERICK DOUGLASS by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 15, 2010

"An important resource, despite flaws. (timeline, source notes, bibliography, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Adler reports the life and times of the noted abolitionist in an attractive volume following an earlier treatment for younger readers (A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass, illustrated by Samuel Byrd, 1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM CHANGE by David A. Best
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"A thoughtful book that shares the lessons of an eventful life."
This debut collection of poetry and prose delves into the power of change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FAT BOY MURDERS by David A. Kaufelt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1993

"A cluttered suburban cozy—first of a new series by Kaufelt (Souvenir, 1983, etc.)—for fans of David Willis McCullough's Ziza Todd stories."
Years ago, the Fat Boys—a not-so-secret society in a Waggs Neck Harbor (Long Island) Catholic high school—asserted their masculinity by tormenting sensitive Jackson Hall. Read full book review >