Search Results: "Egmont UK"


BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING'S ROSIE BEDTIME APP by Egmont UK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 2012

"For fans, this could be a must-download, but for the uninitiated, there's not much in Rosie's bedtime adventure to make them curious for more. (optimized for iPad 2 and above) (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A none-too-interesting detour before bedtime, this app based on a British children's show exhibits frustrating navigation quirks and not nearly enough personality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Counterculture UK by Rebecca Gillieron
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"An approachable, comprehensive introduction to British culture outside the mainstream, but it may be a bit too general and conversational for academic researchers and scholars."
The histories of the United Kingdom's vibrant underground and alternative cultures are the focus of this essay collection, edited by Gillieron (Plays for Today by Women, 2013) and Robson (Celluloid Ceiling, 2014). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2008

"A photo gallery of the contributors caps this worthy, earnest collection. (Picture book. 8-11)"
In this pro-bono album, a simplified version of the UN's Universal Declaration, as provided by Amnesty International, has been illustrated by an international cast of 30 artists, from South Africa's Niki Daly and South Korean Hong Sung Dam to Debi Gliori (Scotland), Jan Spivey Gilchrist (United States) and Bob Graham (Australia). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAMS OF FREEDOM by Amnesty International UK Section
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"With proceeds going to Amnesty International, this album provides much food for thought for those children—and adults—who take the time to contemplate its pages. (Picture book. 5-12)"
Twenty artists from around the world illustrate many aspects of the concept of "freedom," accompanying inspirational sayings from thinkers living and dead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE WORLD OF HAPPY by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"While little ones may find the packaging gimmick appealing, the content inside is empty. (Board book. 2-4)"
This boxed set of nine minibooks explores the emotional lives of nine different animals in miniscule print. Read full book review >

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WORLD OF HAPPY by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Despite the positivity, much of the sentiment and imagery will go over the heads of babies and toddlers. (Board book. 2-3)"
Six little books in a boxed set promote an optimistic view of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
by David Melling, illustrated by David Melling, developed by Hachette UK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"This app won't win any awards for technological innovation, but it offers enough warmth and educational value to justify the price. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A cub searches for a much-needed bear hug. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC OF REALITY by Richard Dawkins
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 23, 2011

"Plenty of well-designed, smoothly integrated special features only enhance this passionate, provocative scientific manifesto. (thumbnail-image chapter and page indexes) (iPad nonfiction app. 11 & up)"
In a terrific example of e-bookmaking, animations, audio clips and interactive demos embellish the full text and already-memorable illustrations of this bestselling take on What Is So and What Ain't. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD HAS NO GRANDCHILDREN by Kim Gyeong-Uk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Kim opens an intriguing window into modern South Korean society, a slice of the world that is confoundingly different from ours—but also much the same."
Scenes from the class struggle, Gangnam-style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOBODY by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Gripping, with a dramatic climax and just enough room for a sequel. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In a fast-paced and simply told action story, Claire, who has spent her life being ignored, teams up with Nix, the boy raised to kill her. Read full book review >