Search Results: "Deborah Lakritz"


BOOK REVIEW

JOEY AND THE GIANT BOX by Deborah Lakritz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Joey would be more sympathetic if he didn't sound like an ad. He's about as believable as a parent who says, 'My child would rather have a box than a toy.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Beware of books about good role models. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAY HELLO, LILY by Deborah Lakritz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A gentle and satisfying introduction to a senior residential situation that is becoming ever more typical; that this is a Jewish facility in no way compromises the book's relevance to all audiences. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Shy Lily needs time to get used to all the new faces and people she is meeting at Shalom House, an assisted-living facility where her mother does volunteer work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATERMELON by Ken Lakritz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2013

"Smart and humorous sci-fi about a mysterious sphere—a real ball.
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An incredible, science-defying black sphere found in a California watermelon field sparks official paranoia, bizarre experiments, and an unlikely love match between a linguist-prodigy and an IT researcher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BY MOUSE AND FROG by Deborah Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"An elegant, exuberant portrayal of stylistic differences and child-writer passion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mouse wants to tell a simple, gentle story, but Frog bounces in and stirs it up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIDDLE OF THE NILE by Deborah Nash
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Factual information presented, however brief, could be enhanced with a short bibliography or suggested reading list, as Tamar Bower does in the more authentic-looking and beautiful rendition of the story, How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt (2005). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Eager to prove his wisdom and worthiness to become King of the Nile, Baby Crocodile swims up the river in search of the answer to Crookedy Crocodile's riddle (the classic St. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BLUE CHICKEN by Deborah Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Delicate and durable, visually sophisticated yet friendly: simply exquisite. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Breathtakingly beautiful meta-illustrations will draw many eyes to this tale of a curious chicken who spills some paint. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST BOOK OF ANCIENT ROME by Deborah Murrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

Murrell packs an awful lot in this 30-page survey of the City of the Seven Hills (pages 31 and 32 contain a brief glossary and index). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADE IN CHINA by Deborah Nash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"For a (somewhat) less superficial answer to the dragon's riddle, with similar glimpses into Chinese life, stick with Ying Chang Compestine's Story of Paper (2003), or conventional nonfiction. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Using cut-paper figures in, or at least reminiscent of, traditional styles, Nash lights briefly on Chinese history, folklore, culture, and geography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY ABC by Deborah Donenfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"A playful package that could have used more multicultural representation. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
In black-and-white photos, babies cavort through the alphabet accompanied by brightly colored objects and accessories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN COCO WAS A KITTEN by Deborah Niland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"For young preschoolers, it will be a good, brief lead-in to such standards as Margaret Miller's Now I'm Big (1996). (Ages 3-4)"
A broadly beaming black-and-white cat with yellow, lamp-like eyes takes center stage as her adoring owner, a little girl, describes her growth: "When Coco was a kitten, she looked like a tiny ball of fluff. / … / Now Coco is a big, grown-up cat. / She can walk on a wall and not fall off," and so on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUSTER by Deborah King
ANIMALS
Released: April 29, 1992

"Like Parnall's Stuffer (below), a treat for horse lovers and art lovers; of the two books, this has more warmth and appeal. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Young Custer is perfectly happy on a farm where he snitches food from the farmhouse kitchen and enjoys the company of cows. Read full book review >