Search Results: "Henry Beard"


BOOK REVIEW

BEARD BOY by John Flannery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Comically charming, this one-of-a-kind story celebrates the unique bond that connects father, son, and facial hair. A refreshing cut for young readers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In this illustrated ode to the beard, an impatient son seeks to invent and claim a beard of his own to connect with the cool brush of his father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Fewer readers will put down Beard's parody—inventive, sophomoric, and finally toothless—unfinished than Bill Clinton's monumentally self-serving biography, but despite a fair quotient of giggles, they're likely to be just as disappointed."
A waggish, hit-or-miss parody that attempts to do for the current administration what The Da Vinci Code did for the Catholic Church. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOO'S BEARD by Rose Mannering
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Oversimplifies a complex issue. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Children are given practice in reading facial expressions in this purposive picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES BEARD by Robert Clark
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Clark is also generously appreciative, without fawning, of Beard's real gifts and contributions. (Photos)"
``Born fat to a food-obsessed mother,'' as Clark (former editor of The Journal of Gastronomy) puts it, America's preeminent foodie (1903-85) was an overstuffed child whose acting career was foiled by his enormous bulk—and who eventually turned the catering, cooking lessons, and food-writing he was doing just to get by into a career that made him ``a star in the dwarf constellation'' of the New York food world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ENCYCLOPEDIA PARANOIACA by Henry Beard
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Amusing in short spurts—an entertaining way to pass the time in between worrying about the real issues in your life."
From National Lampoon co-conspirators Beard (Golf: An Unofficial and Unauthorized History of the World's Most Preposterous Sport, 2012, etc.) and Cerf (co-author: Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq: The Experts Speak, 2008, etc.), a whimsical collection of the sometimes-scary, sometimes-silly things that threaten our modern-day lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LUMBERJACK'S BEARD by Duncan Beedie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A good addition to the growing shelf of facial-hair fables; themes of conservation and friendship are a plus. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Jim Hickory, a lumberjack with a guilty conscience, opens his beard to a trio of forest refugees. Read full book review >

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BEARD IN A BOX by Bill Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Yes, dads are awesome, and if you hang out with them, they'll teach you to be awesome too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy scientifically proves that it's the beard that makes his dad so awesome. So…how to get one? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARNEY THE BEARD by Eve Bunting
Released: March 1, 1975

"A fluffy diversion, light as those drop biscuits Barney has to weigh down to keep them from floating away."
In the town of Conn in the County of Cork there lived two bakers and both were named Barney. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEARD THE LION by William Manchester
Released: July 23, 1958

"Some preposterous characters and improbable circumstances combine- in a burlesqued intrigue adventure."
A harum-scarum adventure tale involves Ben Sparks, a mild man and a pharmaceutical representative, in more than one Arabian nightmare when he is sent to the middle East- to be a foot in the Egyptian door. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 2, 2013

"Another victory on the high seas for Roman."
Roman's (Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience: A Captain No Beard Story, 2013) latest adventure about Captain No Beard and his band of plucky pirates tackles the issue of stranger danger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 12, 2012

"Roman charms with an imaginative, whimsical picture book that will entertain even the oldest pirates."
Debut author Roman pens a picture book about an imaginative boy who transforms his bed and stuffed animals into props for a marvelous pirate adventure. Read full book review >

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BLOOD-DRENCHED BEARD by Daniel Galera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2015

"An elegant, literate and literary mystery of appearances and disappearances."
Pensive, sometimes oppressive, altogether impressive novel by a young writer only now becoming known outside Brazil. Read full book review >