Search Results: "H.A. Goodman"


BOOK REVIEW

LOGIC OF DEMONS by H.A. Goodman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 13, 2010

"Goodman's story is interesting, twisty and thoughtful, though some readers may wish for more polished, refined presentation.
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Goodman's debut novel takes readers on an adventure into the afterworld, showing that choices have consequences that stretch beyond the present—even beyond this life. Read full book review >

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Released: May 4, 2012

"A smart, entertaining take on eternal conundrums."
Celestial gumshoes search for the source of evil in this knotty supernatural allegory. Read full book review >

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CURIOUS GEORGE SAYS THANK YOU by H.A. Rey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"If the curious protagonist in this story were reading his own tale on an iPad, he might get a little bored. (iPad storybook app, 3-6)"
This "multi-touch" children's book aims to minimize distraction, but in the process, it ultimately neutralizes the power of the medium. Read full book review >

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LOOK FOR THE LETTERS by H.A. Rey
Released: Nov. 7, 1945

"This is definitely a picture book with letters as integral parts of the pictures, — amusing, gay, postery type of pictures with lots of humor."
Attractive merchandise, keyed to the substantial market seeking gay picture books with an alphabet idea that's fresh and new. H. A. Rey has made a game of it, a game that children who know their letters will be able to play with signboards and large scale lettering anywhere. Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU GET THERE? by H.A. Rey
Released: June 15, 1941

"The Rey pictures are gay and amusing, with lots of detail that children enjoy examining."
A very good idea, not quite simple enough in development. Read full book review >

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SEE THE CIRCUS by H.A. Rey
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Sept. 26, 1956

"Not too firm."
Rhymes and colored pictures, that fold open to reveal an extension of the original scene, give the young a provocative meeting with big top characters. Read full book review >

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TOMMY HELPS, TOO by H.A. Rey
Released: June 15, 1943

"There are eight pictures on heavy paper slides which pull out to show Tommy's brothers and sister in active service, in their tank, plane, jeep, etc. Expensive for so slight a toy."
A paper covered toy book with pictures in full color, which tells how Tommy saves sorap metal, rubber, old stockings, and even takes care of the baby to help in the war effort. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1942

"The circus book is the better of the two, in that the figures are less fragile, ducklings and piglets emerge too small for practical handling."
A new kind of cut-out-and-play-book (or more accurately, two of them) which should prove a book to parents whose children aren't quite old enough to be trusted with scissors. Read full book review >

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CURIOUS GEORGE LEARNS THE ALPHABET by H.A. Rey
ANIMALS
Released: March 21, 1963

"This is further re-enforced by the sounds of the letters being brought out by the names of the items illustrated and then combined into simple words."
The alphabet is introduced to Curious George, an old favorite, and to the readers with the shapes of letters (upper and lower case) being discovered in the shapes of animals and things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURIOUS GEORGE by H.A. Rey
illustrated by H.A. Rey
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 17, 1941

"A newcomer, for American children, and a find."
This has a primer value too, as the vocabulary is, on the whole, a simple one for beginners, and there is enough repetition, association of action pictures with text, to carry the first year reader over the more difficult words. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS MANGER by H.A. Rey
RELIGION
Released: Sept. 15, 1942

"This should be a particularly good Christmas item, and one copy of the book might well be taken over by shop or library and used as display material for a Christmas window, for here is a Christmas creche, with the inside cover the manger and stable, and the animals and figures of the New Testament story on the cut-out pages."
Another Uncle Gu play book. Read full book review >

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ANYBODY AT HOME? by H.A. Rey
FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1942

"Pictures in broad sweeps of flat color, a little more stylized than most of Rey's work."
This is a popular type of book for small fry. Read full book review >