Search Results: "Giuliano Cucco"


BOOK REVIEW

RED SPIDER HERO by John Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"Just so, a story that celebrates the dreams of even the smallest of us—the really, really smallest. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young Harry the red spider mite dreams of glory. Read full book review >

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WINSTON & GEORGE by John Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2014

"Cucco's vibrant illustrations, published posthumously, make Miller's simple tale with its valuable message something special. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An exploration of the unusual friendship between the crocodile and the crocodile bird. Read full book review >

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THE SNOWBALL by Giuliano Ferri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Emphasizing collaboration and creativity, this lovely little board book is a wonderful wintertime selection for toddlers and preschoolers. (Board book. 1-3)"
A group of friends turns a snowball disaster into some spontaneous fun. Read full book review >

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LUKE & THE LITTLE SEED by Giuliano Ferri
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Readers will appreciate seeing the good things that come to those who wait, watch, and water. (Picture book. 3-8)"
What could be a better gift for a wee mouse than a mysterious gift that promises both something delicious to eat and branches to climb and play on? Read full book review >

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BRICK BY BRICK by Giuliano Ferri
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Touching and timely. (Board book. 2-4)"
In this story without words, a band of anthropomorphic critters finds a better use for a brick wall than the usual one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2006

"Nothing new for an overflowing table."
A wholly unnecessary retelling of the Fab Four's story, from an author who fails to add anything that seasoned Beatles fanatics don't already know. Read full book review >

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ANT AND GRASSHOPPER by Luli Gray
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2011

"Would that all morals were so joyful. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A retelling of the evergreen Aesop fable jauntily adds detail both in the telling and the illustrations. Read full book review >

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MAMA BEAR, LITTLE BEAR by Mania Kaplanoglou
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"There's much to identify with in this gentle, perceptive book, no matter the gender or species. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Kaplanoglou pokes light fun at the yin/yang of the mother/daughter experience. Read full book review >

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BEHIND BLUE EYES by Geoffrey Giuliano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"A confused, contradictory, and unrevealing work. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Riddled with inconsistencies, this overlong and occasionally self-serving biography of the Mod rock satyr offers little about its subject that fans don't already know. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 23, 2012

"A caustic but unpersuasive case for breaking Italy apart."
A vitriolic separatist says it's time for Italy's northern regions to declare independence from "a lazy and spendthrift South." Read full book review >

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THE LOST BEATLES INTERVIEWS by Geoffrey Giuliano
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"In this case, he should have done so."
``Tedious'' is a better adjective than ``lost'' for the various documents Fab Four biographer Giuliano (Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney, 1991, etc.) has gathered here. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"For True Believers only. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Prince Paul conquers the world as a Beatle, then daringly starts his own group (Wings) and lives forever after in tight- fisted happiness with his Lady Linda—in this vapid gusher from Giuliano (Dark Horse: The Secret Life of George Harrison, 1990). Read full book review >