Search Results: "Heidi Siegmund"


BOOK REVIEW

HEIDI by Joanna Spyri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Some parents will eschew this version for a bedtime reading of the original, but for those youngest children who still need a swath of beautiful pictures to carry them through the story, this may well fit the bill. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Squeezing a 300-page (give or take a few) classic into a mere 32 pages may sound impossible, but this new Swiss translation not only pulls it off, it never sacrifices heart for succinct storytelling in the doing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ICE OPINION by Ice-T
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"You deal from a 150,000 first printing to even make 'em hear you."
Los Angelino rap musician Ice-T unbuttons his shirt about ghetto life and the storm that hit when his song ``Cop Killer'' seemingly fueled a weak-minded kid to murder a cop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDING HEIDI by Fiona Woodcock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lovely, inventive take on learning to give and take, for older preschoolers and young grade schoolers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl has a big talent—blending into the background. Is it fun for all? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Finally, Alexander and coauthor Cuda (who also coauthored Ice T's The Ice Opinion, not reviewed) will leave some readers wrestling with the idiom of the world they are writing about and in which their narrative is couched. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This memoir of the last year in rapper Tupac Shakur's life tries to give the inside story but is hampered by the writers— falling into the very trap they set out to disarm. Read full book review >

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HEIDI HECKELBECK HAS A SECRET by Wanda Coven
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2012

"Heidi Heckelbeck may have a secret, but in the end it is too little, too late. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Homeschooled Heidi Heckelbeck is about to be a brand-new second grader at Brewster Elementary, and she is none too happy about it. Read full book review >

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HEIDI PART II by Johanna Spyri
by Johanna Spyri, illustrated by Diana Kizlauskas, developed by JustKidsApps
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2011

"Despite aunt Dete's infernal meddling (she drags poor Hieidi to Frankfurt in the second installment; the third is not yet available), this oh-so-slightly saccharine tale delivers a reliably upbeat outcome for readers who enjoy a nice old-fashioned story. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
A pedestrian adaptation of the classic delivers little transcendence, but it does make for a comfortable introduction for younger readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEIDI PART I by Johanna Spyri
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 2011

"Despite aunt Dete's infernal meddling (she drags poor Hieidi to Frankfurt in the second installment; the third is not yet available), this oh-so-slightly saccharine tale delivers a reliably upbeat outcome for readers who enjoy a nice old-fashioned story. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
A pedestrian adaptation of the classic delivers little transcendence, but it does make for a comfortable introduction for younger readers. Read full book review >

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HEIDI HECKELBECK AND THE COOKIE CONTEST by Wanda Coven
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"While somewhat pedestrian fare, this easy-to-read series installment goes down easy enough. (Fiction. 5-8)"
A touch of magic changes boring cookies into something "special" in this early chapter book about cooking and following one's own heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOO MANY TOYS! by Heidi Deedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A polished debut for this British author/illustrator, who might invent more challenges for the newly minimalist Lulu. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Lulu finds a creative way to clear out her huge collection of toys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARMINE THE CROW by Heidi Holder
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"An endearing old bird; a lovely book. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Holder revisits the enchanting world of Crows (1987) with a tale about an old crow who rescues a swan from a snare and is rewarded with a box of stardust that grants wishes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE I LIVE by Heidi Goennel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"While not groundbreaking, these brash board books are visually hypnotic. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A board book entry in the four-book It's My World series (the others are What I Wear, ISBN 0-688-14147-1; What I See, 14146-3; and What I Eat, 14145-5). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CIRCUS by Heidi Goennel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 1992

"(Picture book. 3-7)"
An illustrator distinguished by her elegant composition, sophisticated bright color, and simplified forms surveys some of the big top's most compelling visual images: elephants, a spotlit ringmaster, trapeze artists, animal tamers, clowns, etc. For collections that must choose, Ehlert's vibrant stylizations (Circus, p. 322) are more innovative and arresting; but Goennel's more realistic representation is pleasant, and makes a good introduction to a favorite experience. Read full book review >