Search Results: "Hamson Design"


BOOK REVIEW

ANGUS AND MAX BLAST OFF! by Hamson Design
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2012

"There's too much space debris here for a smooth ride. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
In this rhyming spaceship adventure, a boy and his dog go where no one has gone before. Read full book review >

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SANTA AND THE CHRISTMAS LIST MUDDLE by MiBooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"An assortment of tap-activated giggling elves, color changes and sound effects adorning the cartoon illustrations don't compensate for fundamental flaws in execution. (iPad holiday app. 5-7)"
A muddle indeed, this unstable and badly designed holiday minitale will spread more frustration than cheer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARNYARD MYSTERY by MiBooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2011

"This nonstarter shortchanges both readers and the story's potential by attempting this most difficult approach and falling awkwardly short. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
In this "choose your own adventure" rhyming storybook, a day trip to Farmer Bill's barnyard presents a wee, feathered problem: a missing chick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTERIOR DESIGN by Philip Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 1996

"Unique, somber terrain, precisely charted by a writer in absolute control of his material."
Eight disturbing, elegant tales that plumb the obsessive powers of the imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEADLY DESIGN by Debra Dockter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 2, 2015

"This engaging blend of science fiction and survival may well pique many interests. (Thriller. 14-18)"
When perfectionist, genetically modified teens start dying, surely slacker Kyle can't be next. Read full book review >

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FINAL DESIGN by Noreen Gilpatrick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Still, Katie's a keeper, and the writing's fluid and easygoing."
Gilpatrick follows her chilling debut (The Piano Man, 1991) with a more conventional police tale featuring warmhearted Katie MacLean, of Seattle's neighboring Eastside Police Force (EPF), who has just been named D.I.C. (detective in charge) of a homicide investigation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO FORGIVE DESIGN by Henry Petroski
NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 2012

"A learned inquisition into engineering failures, and how we often fail again by ignoring them."
Examination of the implications and consequences of engineering failures. Read full book review >

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MURDER BY ANCIENT DESIGN by Kat Goldring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2009

"Readers unimpressed by the improbable plot and ditzy heroine will still be kept guessing—or will stay confused—until the very end."
A Texas schoolteacher stumbles into a series of incidents as perilous as they are unlikely. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING BY DESIGN by Alan Lapidus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Not nearly so charming as the lobbies Lapidus designs."
An architect who created a casino for The Donald in Atlantic City and a hotel for Donald Duck fans at Disney World reviews his life and decides it's been awesome. Read full book review >