Search Results: "Douglas T. Kenrick"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Kenrick's gift for speaking directly to the reader and making the abstract concrete through humor and homely examples make this an accessible and engaging exploration of how human behavior is connected to the behavior of our primitive ancestors."
An evolutionary psychologist with a flair for expressing his ideas in down-to-earth language seeks to integrate evolutionary psychology and cognitive science to explain what makes human beings tick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Sharp, piquant science/behavioral-economics writing."
How do people make decisions, and how has the brain evolved to make the choices that it does? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLITTERBUG by Tony Kenrick
Released: Oct. 14, 1991

"With formulaic action, glossy scenery, and mechanical twists, this reads just like a film novelization; in fact, Tri-Star has already bought up the story as a Bruce Willis vehicle."
Humbug is more like it for thriller #14 from Kenrick (Neon Tough, 1988, etc.): an absurd and nearly monotonic tale of an amnesiac caught in an international power struggle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOONDANCE by Joanna Kenrick
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2005

"A twist to the side and a twirl of the tail.' (Picture book. 5-7)"
A tiger cub earns admission to an adult ritual in this empowering import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Glorious. (Picture book/poetry. 7-12)"
Stunning mixed-media illustrations accompany a series of poems that celebrate the wonder and mystery of space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PIG IS BIG by Douglas Florian
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Not Florian's best effort, but a good conversation-starter with a young child about comparative size. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"What's big?" asks a pleasant pink pig as he compares himself to cows, cars, trucks, streets, the neighborhood, the city, and the earth, and finally to the universe, which "makes everything seem small." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN AUTO MECHANIC by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Adequate but slight. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
In Florian's ``How We Work'' series, a somewhat stronger entry than A Carpenter (p. 254). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIG IS BIG ON BOOKS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A subtle, accomplished story with few words but a big overall effect. (Early reader. 2-8)"
A charming pink pig enjoys reading books of different sorts in different places, leading to the creation of a book of his own. Read full book review >