Search Results: "Frans Vischer"


BOOK REVIEW

FUDDLES by Frans Vischer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"Indolent, irascible and utterly irresistible, Fuddles is the undisputed focus of every scene in this hilarious reminder to stick with a good thing when you've got it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A pampered, protected house cat turns outdoor adventurer when he escapes into the front yard of his residential neighborhood and encounters reality. Read full book review >

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FUDDLES AND PUDDLES by Frans Vischer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Most likely to be appreciated by Fuddles' existing fans, this serviceable story offers another look at the age-old conflict between cats and dogs—and at their traditionally accepted qualities (like laziness and loyalty) as well. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A cossetted house cat copes with the addition of a rambunctious puppy to his previously placid household. Read full book review >

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A VERY FUDDLES CHRISTMAS by Frans Vischer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Fuddles is quite a character, and kids (and adults) who love cats will love Fuddles too. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this second story about Fuddles the cat (Fuddles, 2011), he is accidentally locked out of the house on Christmas Eve, leading to a snowy adventure for the pampered feline. Read full book review >

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JIMMY DABBLE by Frans Vischer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Despite occasionally sparkling and revealing conversation, overall this lacks smooth-flowing text and developed characterization, making it an unnecessary purchase. (Fiction. 8-10)"
A humorous, though lightweight, plot tells of Jimmy Dabble, an extraordinary child, who faces the predictable perils of dull, unimaginative, and hardworking farm parents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"An appealing celebration of our better nature."
What other primates can teach us about human nature. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1996

"Unpretentious, open, humorous, and with a flair for language, de Waal nimbly displays that rare and wonderful scientific mind: as much at home with contradiction, clutter, and illogic as with systematic data."
Can we recognize a sense of morality in creatures other than ourselves? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2005

"Fascinating and enlightening: It's hard not to conclude that, in many ways, apes may be wiser than their upright relatives."
Apes are our nearest relatives, and we have far more in common with them than we realize. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2014

"A cogent look at the United States from someone who's seen it as an outsider and as an insider."
In his debut, a Dutch immigrant reflects on his decision to permanently relocate his family to the United States and the future of the country he now calls home. Read full book review >

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Since 1940 by Fran's Restaurant
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"An affectionate look at a favorite local diner that will appeal most to those who know and love it."
A well-known Toronto diner shares history, period photographs, and some favorite recipes. Read full book review >

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THE BONOBO AND THE ATHEIST by Frans de Waal
NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2013

"A well-composed argument for the biological foundations of human morality."
Is morality a learned aspect of human nature, or is it innate? Are thinking and acting morally behaviors exclusive to humans? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"An extremely well-written, highly provocative discussion of the origins and meaning of culture."
Humans have no monopoly on culture or ethics, argues a respected expert on our animal cousins. Read full book review >

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BONOBO by Frans de Waal
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"A fascinating, delightfully successful treatment of an arresting creature. (75 color photos, 9 b&w photos, 9 maps and drawings)"
Notes toward an understanding of the bonobo, Africa's most elusive primate, from the always engaging de Waal, a noted primatologist (Good Natured, 1996). Read full book review >