Search Results: "Hanoch Piven"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT PRESIDENTS ARE MADE OF by Hanoch Piven
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2004

"Caldecott-winning art by David Small (2000). (source list) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
Piven makes presidents, Walter Wick-style, from assemblages of small toys, jelly beans, plastic ears, cutlery, American flag pins, dismembered doll limbs, and other found objects, creating 16 caricatures that riff on Presidential foibles or backgrounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2007

Pairing similes both verbal and visual, a child characterizes each member of her family—"My daddy is as jumpy as a SPRING and as playful as a SPINNING TOP. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"Great, inventive fun. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
An exuberant and intriguing way to answer Grandma's questions about school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT ATHLETES ARE MADE OF by Hanoch Piven
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2006

Piven follows up What Presidents Are Made Of (2004) with an equally quirky gallery of athlete portraits made from buttons, gears, plastic miniatures and other found items attached to painted backgrounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET'S MAKE FACES by Hanoch Piven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"He closes with a spread containing seven more tips to get preschoolers started, the most important of which may be to 'play, play, play!' This whimsical exercise is also a great lesson in reuse and recycling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The author/artist of several books of portraits made from found objects provides a lesson in how to see and make faces using child-friendly materials found in the junk drawer and elsewhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PERFECT PURPLE FEATHER by Hanoch Piven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The gimmick that wraps it up is a purple feather that is enclosed in an envelope inside the book, inviting children to follow their feather on a journey that is bound to tickle their curiosity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The intriguing cover of a bluebird composed of scissors forming head and beak, two fish forks serving as legs that support an intensely blue painted banana that makes the body, grabs attention and stages the visual game here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2004

"A sermon to the converted, but good fuel for arguments with the Republican next door."
Forget about blood for oil: this war's about everything else, an excuse to loot the treasury at home as much as any wealth abroad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Scholarly, committed and tendentious—but hardly insurrectional or satanic."
A selection of scholarly and polemical writing by the co-author of Poor People's Movements (1977), occasioned by her elevation to Queen of Darkness by Glenn Beck and other hard-line conservatives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Authoritative, illuminating and accessible."
This provocative study of minority-vote suppression successfully links blatant Reconstruction-era tactics and regulations with modern-day voting in America. Read full book review >