Search Results: "Gail Albert"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Nonetheless, the author's skillful interviewing, synthesis, and organization of materialand her subjects' apparent clinical depth and thoughtfulnessmake for a rewarding work."
Based on interviews with 12 articulate and seemingly skillful clinicians, a close study of the craft (first) and science (second) of psychiatry and psychotherapy. Read full book review >

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IT'S SNOWING! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Though it lacks the flair and depth of others, the breadth and ease of the text make this a good introduction. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The prolific Gibbons' latest is a utilitarian, beginner's look at snow. Read full book review >

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HORSES! by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"For interesting horse books, look anywhere else. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
This latest from the overly prolific Gibbons reads like an encyclopedia article but looks even worse due to shockingly abysmal artwork. Read full book review >

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COUNTRY FAIR by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"But since there are more than 2,000 annual fairs in the United States, the best introduction is to go and visit one. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Gibbons (Spiders, 1993, etc.) cobbles together a host of country fairs—fun fairs and harvest fairs, art fairs and antique fairs—into one great megafair in this introduction to the countryside's most enduring, good-time institution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ARTIST’S AMERICA by Michael Albert
HISTORY
Released: May 1, 2008

"In sum, a lighthearted and 'green' approach that melds creation and recycling. (workshop suggestions) (Nonfiction. 7 & up)"
Organic fruit-juice entrepreneur Albert (founder of Sir Real Juices) shares his passion for pop-art-inspired collages that incorporate the ubiquitous "modern hieroglyphics" of mass-market consumer packaging. Read full book review >

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BOBO AND THE NEW NEIGHBOR by Gail Page
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Larger-than-life Bobo and his feline companion are the driving forces in this offbeat tale. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bobo may try to be a helpful pet, but he does have a weakness for mailmen—and muffins, as he shows in Page's sequel to How to Be a Good Dog (2006). Read full book review >

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ALLIGATORS AND CROCODILES by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Backmatter includes a page of additional facts and a web address. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
Gibbons's latest addresses the similarities and differences between two reptiles commonly confused by adults and children alike. Read full book review >

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THE QUILTING BEE by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Though an adequate introduction for the youngest readers, it would work well with Ann Whitford Paul's excellent Eight Hands Round. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gibbons is back with another of her trademark offerings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"EWSLUGp2001. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
The ancient Egyptians are given an enthusiastic, if wildly oversimplified, treatment in this new outing from Gibbons. Read full book review >

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THE BERRY BOOK by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2002

"Hardly a definitive overview, but certainly a beginning. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, elderberries, bunchberries, currants . . . yum. Read full book review >

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HALLOWEEN IS... by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2002

"Though this holiday standard has never gone out of print, there is enough new and recast material here to make it a treat, rather than a trick, even for libraries that just bought fresh copies of the old edition. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
This remake of Halloween (1984) brightens the original's gloomy tone with larger, redrawn illustrations featuring lots of happy-looking children and the occasional, not-particularly-scary, witch or ghost, paired to such reassuring lines as "today [skeletons] are used to scare people and have fun," and "weird and scary stories are enjoyed by all." Read full book review >

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SPIDERS by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1993

"Visually appealing, solid information. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
An excellent science book by a frequent author. Read full book review >