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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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DESIGN FOR DYING by Renee Patrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Although the serenely levelheaded costumer designer gets to solve the mystery, Patrick often keeps her under wraps, and even the cameos by Gracie Allen, Bob Hope, Barbara Stanwyck, and Preston Sturges aren't an adequate substitute. Here's hoping the promised series will redress the balance."
Patrick, a fig-leaf pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team, debuts with a tale that entangles not-yet-famed costume designer Edith Head in a case of Hollywood murder. Read full book review >

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Admissions by Design by Lisa Fisher
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 29, 2016

"An alternative approach to college admissions, focused more on self-knowledge than tests, essays, and recommendations."
A college counselor advises students on a more mindful approach to choosing a college and career. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"It should find a place in every collection. (Nonfiction. 6+)"
A clean, clear, lighthearted look at the communicative clout of color, contrast and contour. Read full book review >

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DYING BY DESIGN by Charles Belfoure
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Belfoure's satirical murder mystery consistently entertains, and whiny, grouchy Allan is a character readers will love to hate."
The perils of hubris are on display in Belfoure's impressive debut, as a Maryland architect goes to murderous lengths to salvage the design of his art museum. Read full book review >

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LEADING BY DESIGN by Bertil Torekull
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"With no serious analysis given to IKEA's business problems, the book often seems as wobbly as do-it-yourself furniture assembled with the wrong tools and mismatched parts."
From Scandinavia comes a selective corporate history of IKEA, the international purveyor of furniture and housewares, interlarded with an idolatrous biography of its founder, Ingvar Kamprad (whose initials form the first half of the firm's name; the last two letters are for the Swedish places of origin). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Not his best effort, but pleasant, readable, and persuasive, nonetheless."
A look at the engineering principles behind ordinary objects and processes by the author of the bestsellers The Evolution of Useful Things (1992) and The Pencil (1989). Read full book review >