Search Results: "Dugald A. Steer"


BOOK REVIEW

TIME FOR A TALE by Dugald Steer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"To get the full comic effect here, children will need to know the originals—but even those who don't are apt to enjoy the novelty format. (Folktales. 5-8)"
Scheherazade as a goose? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Though illustrated with full-page, elaborately detailed views of characters and creatures, this outing is not only trite, it lacks the visual appeal of its 'nonfictional' predecessors. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
In this paint-by-numbers spin-off from the popular Dragonology (2003) and its many progeny, Steer pitches two young apprentice dragonologists into a struggle between scientific dragon researcher Dr. Ernest Drake and his unscrupulous rival, Ignatius Crook, for control of a powerful talisman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATEOLOGY by Dugald Steer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"May 2006) will rush to board—and to attack the enticing associated website. (Novelty. 9-12)"
Avast ye, mateys! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Flashy but perfunctory. (Fictionalized nonfiction. 10-12)"
Designed more for a quick flip-through than any sort of serious study, this appendage to 2004's Egyptology looks like a battered notebook of general remarks about ancient Egypt with memorabilia clipped in, compiled by "Emily Sands," the fictive vanished archeologist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEER TOWARD ROCK by Fae Myenne Ng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2008

"Ng's novel finds its force in the latter stages, which explore the bond between a lively, confident American daughter and her remote Chinese father."
Ng's second novel (Bone, 1993) depicts the tensions and affections of a complex Chinese-American family in San Francisco. Read full book review >

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THE MONEY-WHIPPED STEER-JOB THREE-JACK GIVE-UP ARTIST by Dan Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"It's dismaying to see a great sportswriter reduced to feeble self-parody, becoming a potty-mouthed adolescent whose chief delight seems to be thinking up new ethnic and gender epithets. Pathetic."
The pride of Goat Hills, Jenkins, perhaps our best living golf writer, returns to his thinly fictionalized version of the PGA Tour for the first time in a quarter-century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I HEAR A PICKLE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Teachers, make sure this is on your shelves—it's a great read-aloud, an easy read for beginning readers, and a model for student books. (Picture/concept book. 3-6)"
Only the last page features the titular pickle—the rest of the book is a tribute to the five senses that will resonate with young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEEK-A BOO! by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A good-enough choice for parents and teachers to use to get the youngest goblins excited about many adults' favorite holiday while introducing sophisticated, though still one-syllable, vocabulary. (Board book. 1-3)"
Laden puts a Halloween spin on her successful wordplay board books, Peek-a-Who? (2000) and Peek-a-Zoo! (2014). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEEK-A-ZOO! by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"While the first book executed this gimmick more successfully (there are only so many words that rhyme with 'Boo'), this companion title is a welcome pairing. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
The follow-up to the long-lived and much-loved Peek-a-Who? (2000) is finally here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEEK-A CHOO-CHOO! by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A disappointing trip on a too-frequently-driven track. (Board book. 1-3)"
Laden revisits the formula she found early success with in Peek-a Who? (2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEEK-A-WHO? by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
Released: April 1, 2000

"Companion book is Ready, Set, Go! (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
The classic child's game of peek-a-boo becomes an exuberant guessing game in this compact, colorful board book from Laden (When Pigasso Met Mootisse, 1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIARY OF A HAUNTING by M. Verano
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Somewhat slow pacing and a horror-movie ending may disappoint some, but here's one not to read in the dark. (Horror. 14-18)"
What's worse than leaving LA behind for frozen, slushy Idaho? Moving into a gloomy, pest-ridden, and probably haunted mansion. Read full book review >