Search Results: "James Warhola"


BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT by James Warhola
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Read it to a group of children and you will almost certainly end up with your very own jungle by the time you've turned the final page. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pick this up for a surefire storytime crowd-pleaser. Read full book review >

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UNCLE ANDY’S CATS by James Warhola
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2009

"This charming remembrance makes a famous artist real to both kids and art lovers alike. (Picture book/memoir. 4-8)"
Readers will know they're in for a treat when they glimpse the book cover: a phalanx of near-identical Russian Blue cats, with one particularly adorable specimen winking at viewers from under a signature white Warhol-esque fright wig. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2003

"A faabbbulous idea for young readers to consider, captivatingly presented. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Playfully reminiscing about a surprise visit to his famous relative in the early 1960s, Warhola (The Bear Came Over to My House, not reviewed, etc.) not only gives readers a decidedly tongue-in-cheek glimpse of the Pop Art icon at work, but illuminates the beginning of his own artistic career too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHEELS ON THE RACE CAR by Alexander Zane
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"This illustrated tune will enhance any child's library and sit cozily next to its predecessor until it takes off again. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It is immediately clear that this is a new spin on an old favorite. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Bubba and babe, hair as big as a Texas sun, ride off to a life of happy ranching, and readers will be proud to have been along for the courtship. (Picture book/folklore. 6-8)"
A Cinderella parody features the off-the-wall, whang-dang Texas hyperbole of Ketteman (The Year of No More Corn, 1993, etc.) and the insouciance of Warhola, who proves himself only too capable of creating a fairy godcow; that she's so appealingly whimsical makes it easy to accept the classic tale's inversions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HURRICANE CITY by Sarah Weeks
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 30, 1993

"The situations aren't all equally novel or clever, but kids will have fun checking out the details in the lively, windswept illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Considering how hurricanes are named, it's not surprising that someone has thought of making them into an alphabet book; this portrait of a city where ``We get them big,/We get them small—/Sooner or later we get them all...'' is a mixture of tall tale (especially in the cheery abandon with which its people are pictured enduring the wind's pranks) and rueful plausibility. Read full book review >

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IF DOGS WERE DINOSAURS by David M. Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Math didn't used to be this much fun—it's almost unfair. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
For his newest exercise in math without tears—unless you count tears of laughter—Schwartz invites readers to imagine how much food a dog the size of a T. rex would eat, how big the Earth would be if the Moon were a marble, how long a tongue would be if taste buds were as big as rose buds and similar ramifications for germs the size of gerbils, hair as thick as spaghetti, kayaks the size of cruise ships, a submarine sandwich as big as a submarine and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >