Search Results: "Fred Ehrlich"


BOOK REVIEW

DOES A SEAL SMILE? by Fred Ehrlich
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"With some help, though, children will come to appreciate the differences and similarities between human and animal behavior and understand the basics of how members of different cultures greet one another as well. (Picture book. 4-6)"
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ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"Disappointing. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
This gentle introduction to animal birth compares the eggs and babies of small and large birds, small and large mammals, chimps and human beings. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN’T SEE A DODO AT THE ZOO by Fred Ehrlich
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Though flawed, this is a good introduction to the subject and will likely whet reader's appetites. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Ehrlich and Haley team up again in this informative exploration of extinct and endangered animals. Read full book review >

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A BUNNY IS FUNNY by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Read it aloud for best effect; young children will name all the creatures with enthusiasm. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"There are birds with big beaks, / but not even a few can / hold as much fruit / as the beak of a toucan." Read full book review >

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YOU CAN’T TAKE YOUR BODY TO A REPAIR SHOP by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Make an appointment with Margaret O. Hyde's Disease Book (1997) instead. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Working with a medical doctor, the prolific Ziefert embeds basic information on the causes and symptoms of colds, stomach- and headaches, zits, blisters, allergies, and other common maladies in a slurry of heavy-handed humor (the "purpose" of carsickness "is to spread vomit all over the back seat of the car, so that parents can learn a lesson about long, boring car rides!") and lame versified asides: "I have a little plantar wart / That goes everywhere with me. / It's quite happy on my foot / But I think it's UGH-a-lee!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"A look at traditional Chinese medicine's ability to protect against food allergies that could generate considerable buzz in the medical community."
This detailed scientific analysis puts traditional Chinese medicine forward as a strong contender for treating food allergies. Read full book review >

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GRANT SPEAKS by Ev Ehrlich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2000

"It's still a pretty good book, especially in its lively first half. Ehrlich has invaded Thomas Berger's territory and emerged (as might be expected) without victory, but without disgracing himself either."
The recent glut of fiction grounded in American history continues apace with this entertaining second novel from the author of Big Government (1998), purportedly the story of ‘the previously unknown first draft' of our 18th president's published Memoirs. Read full book review >

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NEST by Esther Ehrlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A poignant, insightful story of family crisis and the healing power of friendship. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A little girl's world disintegrates after her mother's illness and severe depression result in family tragedy. Read full book review >

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BIG GOVERNMENT by Ev Ehrlich
Released: Sept. 22, 1998

"Funny—but featherweight."
Absurdist farce about Congressional aides whose zeal, stupidity, and occasional flashes of insight take on great significance in an out-of-control Beltway bureaucracy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, a lyrical, loving appreciation of landscape and life."
The power and mystery of untamed nature in the Wyoming wilderness is the focus of an evocative but sometimes abstruse new collection of essays by Ehrlich (Heart Mountain, 1988; The Solace of Open Spaces, 1985). Read full book review >