Search Results: "Henry Hack"


BOOK REVIEW

MOMMY, MOMMY by Henry Hack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"May not stir much interest in the Danny Boyland series, but a mesmerizing killer makes this story a triumph."
In Hack's (Cassidy's Corner, 2013, etc.) latest thriller, a detective faces off against a dangerous killer desperate to find the mother who abandoned him years ago. Read full book review >

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NEXT TO HUGHES by Robert Maheu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 1992

"A graceless, narcissistic, score-settling apologia that affords little fresh insight into eccentrics, villains, or scandals from the recent past. (Eight pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
The self-servingly selective reminiscences of a world-class hustler who, among other dubious career distinctions, was a top aide to Howard Hughes. Read full book review >

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CAT GOT A LOT by Steve Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Another ideal story for newly hatched readers. (Early reader. 3-5)"
Happy Cat and his neighbors return for another early reader (Happy Cat, 2013). Read full book review >

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BIG BUG by Henry Cole
by Henry Cole, illustrated by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Visually lovely and appealing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What is big and what is little? It's an enormous question, especially for young children who are just beginning to acquire a tentative understanding of their place in the physical world. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, BABY RUBY by Rohan Henry
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2009

"Expressions are spot-on, from the indignant cat to the energetic child, resulting in humorous yet tender moments in this intriguing children's-book debut. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young Ruby prefers adventure to nightly slumber. Read full book review >

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NOBODY ASKED ME! by Steve Henry
ANIMALS
Released: June 30, 2001

"A minor crisis—a missing Tiger—brings Bo back to each of their play spots and will bring readers back to the story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
No one may have asked this first-time author's feline character if he wanted a brother, but that doesn't keep him from roundly enjoying the miscreant's antics and, ultimately, the pleasure of his company. Read full book review >

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BRAMBLEHEART by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Nestled in a small trim size, this is an appealing and accessible genre blend. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
A young chipmunk finds his path. Read full book review >

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CHEER UP, MOUSE! by Jed Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Simple and satisfying. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who doesn't love a parade? Read full book review >

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HAPPY CAT by Steve Henry
Kirkus Star
by Steve Henry, illustrated by Steve Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Plenty of visual cues, lots of repetition and a clear story arc make this a perfect choice for beginning readers—and parents pressed for time will likely be happy to find such a short, sweet read-aloud. (Early reader.4-7)"
This cheery entry in the I Like to Read series successfully tells a simple tale and creates a sense of community using just 20 unique words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SPEAK DINOSAUR by Jed Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Straight didacticism, uninspired by its obvious influences and too thin to provide more than a pretense of concealment for its agenda. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Will loud roars, acting out and snatching toys away from younger sibs lead to friendly playtimes and happy parents, or being ejected from the house and shunned by the neighborhood? Take a wild guess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I TOOK A WALK by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Still, the book conveys the notion of community and coexistence, in artwork that is delightfully fresh. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cole's book is like a quick visit to the natural-history museum; each of four triple-page spreads resembles a diorama of old—a snapshot of a particular environment and the creatures it hosts. Read full book review >