Search Results: "Debbi Chocolate"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PIANO MAN by Debbi Chocolate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"For such a charming story, it's unfortunate that so many of these details are wrong. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Chocolate (Kente Colors, 1996, etc.) refers to her grandfather as the man behind this story, but this memory piece about a pianist in the days of silent films and vaudeville comes with the standard disclaimer—that all the characters and events are fictitious. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EL BARRIO by Debbi Chocolate
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Highly recommended for all collections. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the barrio lives a boy whose sister is getting ready for her quinceañera. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KENTE COLORS by Debbi Chocolate
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1996

"These group portraits under generally African skies interpret the rhymes in a realistic and thoughtful way; simply composed tableaux convey a consistently strong sense of people and landscapes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As Chocolate (My First Kwanzaa Book, 1992, not reviewed, etc.) states in her introduction, kente is a bright, colorful cloth made by the Ashante and the Ewe in Ghana and Togo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 7, 2015

"A deliciously informative, engaging and sweeping chronicle of one of the most popular treats in the world. (timeline, bibliography, websites) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Stories of ancient cultures, religion, conquest, slavery, privilege, invention, medicine, culinary experimentation, science and more are all confected together in this flavorful, richly textured historical chronicle of chocolate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"As rich and satisfying as a chocolate cheesecake."
Once a self-confessed "chocolate ignoramus," James Beard Award-winner Rosenblum (A Goose in Toulouse, 2000, etc.) deftly delves into the secrets of the cacao bean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHOCOLATE by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A well-conceived and executed work on a subject of great interest. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Chocolate is more than just the favorite flavor of millions of people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"Smooth, soft-centered confection that goes down with a smile."
Two Washington, D.C., siblings, disillusioned with life and love, join forces to realize a sweetly successful venture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE MOONS by Jackie Kingon
Released: July 28, 2012

"Delightful, if sometimes saccharine."
Molly Marbles travels from Earth to the moon to Mars in Kingon's chocolate-filled comic novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHOCOLATE MOOSE by Maggie Kneen
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 20, 2011

"The sweet message of friendship and sugary illustrations cannot overcome the book's basic illogic. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A chocoholic moose misreads "mouse" on a help-wanted sign and ends up working at Mrs. Mouse's bakery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDMA'S CHOCOLATE / EL CHOCOLATE DE ABUELITA by Mara Price
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2010

"A sweet and loving way to introduce history through family connections. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sabrina's much-loved grandmother's latest visit from Mexico is filled with gifts and interesting tidbits about chocolate, Mayan culture and history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OAXACA CHOCOLATE by Charles Kerns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"The city of Oaxaca, lively, dark and under threat, plays a starring role in this satisfying mystery."
When a suspicious gas leak blows up his favorite doughnut shop, a retired American expat bumbles into a mystery in Mexico. Read full book review >