Search Results: "Diane Greenseid"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Decorated by a glamorous roster of friends and acquaintances (from Andy Warhol to Queen Elizabeth II), this biography is direct and unpretentious, but essentially insubstantial—much like the wrap dress. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Build a better dress and they will come: this is the theme of this celebrity autobiography by designer/jet setter Von Furstenberg. Read full book review >

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WAYNETTA AND THE CORNSTALK by Helen Ketteman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"There'll be a showdown at any library not stocking this title. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This Wild West version of Jack and the Beanstalk is sure to have readers breaking out their ten-gallon hats and asking for some southwestern fare. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE PIGS TOOK OVER  by Arthur Dorros
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Thanks then to the rest of the trippingly fun story for keeping the book afloat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dorros (Ten Go Tango, 2000, etc.) lets loose his usual bright humor, lively narrative, and momentum—here paired with the shining colors and kinetic characters in Greenseid's (Chicken For a Day, not reviewed, etc.) art—but he beats an aggravating one-note tune with his Spanish lesson. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH TILLY TRUMBLE by Lynn Manuel
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"A portion of the royalties from this sketchy but engaging animal-adoption story will go to PETA. (Picture book. 6-8)"
After years of scouring flea markets and yard sales, Tilly Trumble has filled her house and yard with stained, broken-down chairs—all but a special spot in front of the fire that she's saving for a "four-legged scruffy old thing that was really something else." Read full book review >

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AND THEN IT RAINED... by Crescent Dragonwagon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"This is good wet (or dry) fun for storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rainstorm chases most people indoors, where they happily do things they'd almost forgotten about during the hot weather. Read full book review >

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WE HAD A PICNIC THIS SUNDAY PAST by Jacqueline Woodson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"When they sit down at a table of plenty—with two luxurious store-bought cakes as Cousin Martha's contribution—and the narrator says, 'You should have been there,' readers will have to agree. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The teaming of Woodson and Greenseid is a marriage made in heaven: vivacious, finger-snapping prose and electric paintings full of attitude. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIANE ARBUS by Arthur Lubow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Despite limitations on research, Lubow sharply captures Arbus' restlessness, pain, and artistic vision."
Photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971) was addicted to danger, sex, and human oddities. Read full book review >

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WHEN AUNT LENA DID THE RHUMBA by Eileen Kurtis-Kleinman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

Kurtis-Kleinman's debut sets out to tickle children silly with the hijinks of narrator Sophie's lovable, irrepressible, show-biz-in-its-blood extended family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEENY WEENY BOP by Margaret Read MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"STOP!' (source note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
In this aptly illustrated version of a tale that folklorist/storyteller extraordinaire MacDonald has told for years, and even recorded, the title character is cast as a small woman with half-glasses, a tendency toward wide, exuberant gestures and—except for huge woolly red hair, a certain resemblance to the author. Read full book review >

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DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF GIANTS AND LITTLE PEOPLE by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a thoughtfully organized book, suitable for almost any folklore collection. (Folklore. 5-10)"
Like her previous efforts in this vein (Diane Goode's Book of Silly Stories and Songs, 1992, etc.), Goode offers a diverse, accessible, and well-rounded collection of stories about people big and small, interspersing old favorites (``The Elves and the Shoemaker,'' ``Teeny Tiny,'' etc.) with more unusual gems: the West Indian ``Anansi and the Plantains,'' the Japanese ``Three Strong Women,'' and the wryly feminist ``Managing Molly.'' The book opens with a wise introduction and closes with Nancy Willard's ``Magic Story for Falling Asleep''just the right note. Read full book review >

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DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF SILLY STORIES AND SONGS by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A perfect gift book that will also find many library uses. (Folklore. 4-10)"
Another attractive, well-planned volume in the style of The Diane Goode Book of American Folk Tales & Songs (1989). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNKNOWN REMAINS by Peter Leonard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"This multithread thriller is a weak Xerox of something that has been done with more distinction elsewhere."
A 9/11 widow discovers that her late husband was harboring a wealth of secrets in this unusual thriller. Read full book review >