Search Results: "Eric Clapton"


BOOK REVIEW

CLAPTON by Eric Clapton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Weakest on musical recollections and career arcs, but some overwhelmingly poignant and wrenching personal meditations make the book a success."
The celebrated rock guitarist pens an uneven yet engrossing memoir. Read full book review >

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COLOR COMMENTARY
by Julie Danielson

I’ve always found it difficult to answer the what’s-your-favorite-color question, as the answer depends entirely on my mood. (I like deep blues for more contemplative times, but I need sunny yellow to help wake me in the mornings.)

Perhaps it’s even harder for artists to pick a favorite color. Is it like asking them to pick a favorite child? I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RUTABAGA THE ADVENTURE CHEF by Eric Colossal
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Colossal's debut outing is a cheerful if unexceptional popcorn read. (Graphic adventure. 8-11)"
In a land with dragons and other monsters, a happy-go-lucky chef can also be a hero. Read full book review >

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I CAN SEE JUST FINE by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"It's hard to judge intent, but even if this might provide lighthearted reassurance for young squinters, it's going to leave more observant parents and other caregivers disquieted, at best. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Repeatedly uttering the titular protest, a child is dragged off to "see" the eye doctor in this neatly drawn, too neatly resolved take on a common experience. Read full book review >

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HIDING PHIL by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A slim story full of determination, problem-solving and pachyderm glee. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's awfully hard to hide an elephant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"The simple, thoughtfully told story includes repetitive phrases and a predictable structure with an emotionally satisfying ending as Mr. Seahorse sends his babies out into the watery world. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The striking single seahorse gracing the cover of this tribute to aquatic fatherhood could never be mistaken as anything other than one of Carle's consummately creative collage creatures. Read full book review >

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WILLIE THE WHEEL by Eric Chenn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Tales from 'Gingerbread Boy' to Deborah Lund's All Aboard the Dinotrain (April 2006), illustrated by Howard Fine, better celebrate the joys and sorrows of going mobile. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A wheel finds more fulfillment in work than in being a work of art in this rough-hewn tale. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND RABBIT by Eric Rohmann
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Young readers and pre-readers will chortle at the silliness of it all while enjoying the sometimes-demanding friendship between these disparately sized chums. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Best known for fluid, superbly realistic oil paintings, Rohmann (Prairie Train, 1999, etc) switches to thick-lined colored woodcuts and a simpler pictorial style for this nearly wordless, engagingly wacky episode. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY LONELY FIREFLY by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"The finished book is to include battery-powered flashing tails; an author's note appears on the book jacket. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Twenty-five years after The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1968) ate his way through a remarkable book, another Very book, about a firefly in search of company, shows a master of bold, dramatic design in search of a story. Read full book review >

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DRAW ME A STAR by Eric Carle
FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Thanks be to the book for asking Carle to 'draw' it! (Picture book. 3+)"
A remarkable, quintessentially simple book encompassing Creation, creativity, and the cycle of life within the eternal. Read full book review >

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THE NONSENSE SHOW by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A picture book made to incite pleasure and joy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The celebrated picture-book artist enthusiastically joins the nonsense tradition. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE CLOSET OF DOOM by Eric Wight
ANIMALS
Released: May 5, 2009

"The diagram of Frankie's newly organized room might provide inspiration for kids with their own Room of Doom—when they've stopped snickering, that is. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Back off, Batman! Read full book review >