Search Results: "Etta Kaner"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"This important topic deserves a more thoughtful treatment. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
"If you were an animal and moved to a new home, you would have migrated," says Kaner in her introduction, then proceeds using this imprecise definition to describe movements of lemmings, whales, terns, dragonflies, butterflies, salmon, eels, newts, sea turtles and more. Read full book review >

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AND THE WINNER IS... by Etta Kaner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Children will be fascinated by some of the animals feats cataloged here and may even be curious to see how well they might do in comparison. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
How do the different species stack up in the seven events of the World Animal Games? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This handsome, information-rich, yet brief illustrated 'eco-journal' fills a gap—and more. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This perky, kid-friendly introduction to worldwide "green" construction efforts also happens to be both well-informed and carefully designed for optimal engagement. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS DO, TOO! by Etta Kaner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Not an essential but still an appealing addition to an animal shelf. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Animals and people share behaviors. Read full book review >

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FRIEND OR FOE by Etta Kaner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Unvarnished infotainment, cross-purposed and more suitable for casual browsing than focused research. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
An album of scary, dangerous, or revolting creatures—all of which have better sides. Read full book review >

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WHO LIKES THE RAIN? by Etta Kaner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A winner with nature lovers, puddle jumpers, curious young scientists and teachers. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
A multicultural cast of characters gives their many reasons for liking the rain in this fourth in the Exploring the Elements series (after snow, sun and wind). Read full book review >

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HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A DUCK IN A RAINCOAT?  by Etta Kaner
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"A great addition to storytime line-ups (for small groups—it's relatively wee) and nonfiction shelves. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
What child won't find it hysterical to imagine a jackrabbit wearing shorts, a cheetah in cleats or a lobster with a helmet? Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It's standard assignment fare, but budding naturalists will be fascinated by the array of nests and burrows, traps and courting stages, tricks and tools. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
With dozens of specific examples (unfortunately, more than Stephens actually depicts), Kaner (Animal Defenses, not reviewed, etc.) shows how animals, mostly smaller ones, "work"—building housing, gathering and storing food, attracting a mate, and protecting their young. Read full book review >

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Unveiling The Secrets of the Feminine Principle by Etta D. Jackson
Released: April 27, 2009

"While the core concepts are provocative, labyrinthine explanations for connecting them keep the book from appealing to a wider audience."
Jackson (The Role of Consciousness in Governance, 2008, etc.) aims to illustrate the importance of recognizing and understanding the presence of womenin a patriarchal society. Read full book review >

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RAGE TO SURVIVE by Etta James
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"Not exactly an uplifting story, but plenty of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll to keep the fans happy. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A better-than-average up-from-the-ghetto, as-told-to life story by the R&B diva. Read full book review >