Search Results: "Jelly Biscuits"


BOOK REVIEW

SLICE OF BREAD GOES TO THE BEACH by Glenn Melenhorst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 18, 2011

"Moderately entertaining, though it might get stale after a few reads. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A piece of sandwich bread combs the shore for treasures. Read full book review >

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GARIBALDI’S BISCUITS by Ralph Steadman
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Likely a miss on this side, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Anglophones and -philes who have wondered about the origins of the Peek Freans Company's Bourbon and Garibaldi Biscuits will be entertained by Steadman's fanciful version of history and enlightened by the (somewhat) straighter dope in his afterword. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JELLY BEAN by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Pet lovers will enjoy this brief, quietly attractive series opener. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Although second-grader Suzannah loves pets, she can't have one in her apartment, so the new Shelter Pet Squad sounds like the perfect alternative. Read full book review >

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DRAGON JELLY by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"After one reading, the party is over—pass. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A cuddly, lime-green monster gets ready for a bash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Warm, funny, plump with insight, a book that readers will pass on to friends and friends of friends, whether they're recovering from broken hearts or in need of a recipe for blueberry butter."
Enchanting, funny, and perceptive reflections on recovering from a disastrous love affair, woven together with recipes for making jams, jellies, and pickles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"An eminently child-friendly exploration of an ever-intriguing subject; pair it with David M. Schwartz and Steven Kellogg's How Much Is a Million. (Math picture book. 4-8)"
Jellybean-fueled sibling rivalry leads readers on a visual exploration of large numbers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO DOG BISCUITS by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 1961

"A sound idea which really needs a more credible situation."
What fun for Jimmy and Janet, four year old twins, when they discover something as new to Mother as it is to them. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2011

"A saucy addition to any mixologist's library."
The frat-party favorite is all grown up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A huge success."
Delightful history of Gennett Records, its parent the Starr Piano Company of Richmond, Indiana, in the 1920s, and the birth of recorded jazz, by a former business and entertainment reporter for the Cincinnati Post and the Richmond Palladium-Item. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Funny illustrations run rampant among the information; this is history as a joke book, but it works. (glossary) (Picture book. 9-11)"
Irreverent and irrelevant facts about all 42 US presidents, each of whom is expertly caricatured in full color at the center of a spread and surrounded by short items of interest in which information and comedy overlap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW JELLY ROLL MORTON INVENTED JAZZ by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Morton's seminal role in jazz deserves both celebration and elucidation; this disjointed treatment mainly accomplishes the former. (author's note, recommended listening, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Winter offers a speculative look at the life and musical career of jazz innovator Jelly Roll Morton. Read full book review >