Search Results: "Frank Asch"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LENDING ZOO by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A cool idea poorly executed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Readers get a peek at what it would be like to visit a library that lends animals to patrons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATER by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Though catalogued as nonfiction, this title will be better off in the picture book section. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
``Water is dew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I CAN ROAR! by Frank Asch
by Frank Asch, illustrated by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Great for adults and children to share, taking turns playing the parts of various animals. For more fun, have a mirror handy so kids can be delighted by their own transformations. (Board book. 2-4)"
Children can pretend to be many different animals by putting their faces up to the large die-cut hole at the center of this interactive board-book offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOONDANCE by Frank Asch
by Frank Asch, illustrated by Frank Asch
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

A whimsical tale about a bear who imagines that the moon and clouds are personified: He's sad to think the moon won't dance with him; when the morning clouds descend as fog, he's delighted that at least they've answered his invitation, but when the fog lifts, he worries: ``Do you think I could have stepped on their toes...?'' he asks Little Bird. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EARTH AND I by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Worthy insight perhaps, but so painfully earnest that readers are unlikely to feel more than a superficial, temporary response. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-6)"
In this bland consciousness-raiser, Asch (Hands Around Lincoln, p. 63, etc.) casts the relationship between a boy and nature as friendship. ``The Earth and I are friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANK by James Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Ring-a-ding-ding!"
For better and worse, this ambitiously epic biography of Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) reads like a movie biopic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIZZA by Frank Asch
by Frank Asch, illustrated by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"A sweetly simple story that hinges on not just Baby Bear's appetite, but his imaginative flights of fancy, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It may be hard for many American readers to believe, but Baby Bear has never had pizza before in this new offering from the beloved creator of Moonbear. Read full book review >

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MONSIEUR SAGUETTE AND HIS BAGUETTE by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Despite—or perhaps because of—the strangeness of Monsieur Saguette eating his baguette after everything that's happened to it, this is quite the giggle-inducer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Monsieur Saguette purchases a baguette to eat with soup, a series of strange and appealing adventures interrupts his journey home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARNYARD LULLABY by Frank Asch
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Asch (Water, 1995, etc.) illustrates each lullaby with the simplicity of his Moonbear books; the musical score at the end sets the animal poems to music. (Picture book. 1-3)"
The clucking, mooing, neighing, oinking, baaing, and honking of the barnyard animals are just so much noise to the farmer in his bed, but these are melodic lullabies to the animals in the barn. ``Tuck your legs beneath you,/Legs that love to run./Feel them growing ever stronger./Let the day be done,'' a horse sings to her foal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MARLOWE’S MICE by Frank Asch
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Not quite as charmingly macabre as their first book but entertaining nonetheless. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Following on the tail of Mr. Maxwell's Mouse (2004), this father-son team spins another cat-and-mouse gambit set in Edwardian times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANDS AROUND LINCOLN SCHOOL by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"A nice, simple school story for not-so-simple times. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Amy (the narrator) and three other sixth graders form a ``Save the Earth'' club, Amy is the reluctant one: membership means making presentations in classrooms and, ultimately, performing on stage in front of her school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANK by Barney Frank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2015

"Much more entertaining than most political memoirs, Frank's story isn't just revealing; it may be the most fun you can have reading about the United States Congress."
Now that the fiery, occasionally dyspeptic congressman has left office, he lets the air out in a memoir that feels like it's just the thing the long-serving politician has wanted to publish. Read full book review >