Search Results: "Diane Shapley-Box"


BOOK REVIEW

TATOR'S BIG RACE by Diane Shapley-Box
FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2010

"Appealing to kids while parents may declare the writing and story the winner, with the illustrations a distant second."
An alligator learns that friendship is more rewarding than winning in this children's tale from writer/illustrator Shapley-Box. Read full book review >

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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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BOX by Min Flyte
by Min Flyte, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A bright and cozy excursion down a well-toddled path. (Novelty picture book. 3-6)"
Further evidence that, for young children at least, boxes are gifts that keep on giving. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET BOX by Whitaker Ringwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Readers will relish this sparkling adventure, which offers plenty of action, humor, age-appropriate danger and mental calisthenics. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Fresh voices make this story a winner. Read full book review >

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BOX GIRL by Lilibet Snellings
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"Occasionally funny and interesting, this one-note memoir eventually wears thin."
Debut memoir about the author's stint working at West Hollywood's Standard Hotel, where she was paid to spend a few hours in an enclosed glass box behind the front desk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOX by Axel Janssens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"The art is striking, even if the text is a little too preachy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
All those anecdotes about how children prefer playing with a big empty box instead of the present inside pop up in this earnest little tale translated from the Dutch. Read full book review >

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THE BOX by Günter Grass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2010

"A short, engaging and puzzling novel: 'He simply dreams us up!' says a daughter, as the reader wonders what to make of these dreams."
A family documentary in the form of a novel, leaving the reader to decide where the line blurs between fact and fiction. Read full book review >

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BOX 21 by Anders Roslund
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Fresh, slangy and moves at breakneck pace, though it loses some of its energy as it narrows its focus."
A tangle of criminal plotlines converge combustibly at a Stockholm hospital in this edgy thriller, the second the collaborators have published in English (The Beast, 2005). Read full book review >

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JUKE BOX by David Merveille
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Certainly not comprehensive, this catalogue may still help to give younger children a sense of the different energies of various genres: disco, country, classical, Hawaiian music, punk and more. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Merveille offers quick, witty glimpses of 15 musical genres, as the same number of appropriately dressed café customers step up in turn to feed a juke box. Read full book review >

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BUNNY BOX by Lena Anderson
illustrated by Lena Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1991

"Perceptive, beautifully drawn, perfect to share. (Picture book. 0-4)"
The forthright toddler and cheerful big rabbit of Bunny Party (1989) now joined by a delightful baby bunny. Read full book review >