Search Results: "Jianxin Zhou"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ORIOLE by Jianxin Zhou
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2012

"Part story, part literary rumination, part introduction to an artistic technique, this is more a compendium than an integrated app. Still, there are rewards here for reflective readers. (author blurb) (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
A confusingly organized import with aural and visual appeal aplenty features a small bird on a long journey and an unusual hands-on project. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COWARDLY LION by Bingbo
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"Sweet but not entirely successful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A Chinese import that has nothing to do with The Wizard of Oz despite its title asks, will friendship help banish fear? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICKING TURNIPS by Xu Zhou
by Xu Zhou, illustrated by Xu Zhou, translated by Adam Lanphier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"An ambitious but not entirely successful reboot of a familiar favorite. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little mouse's "uncle's uncle's uncle" is the source of a lightly fractured version of Tolstoy's "The Gigantic Turnip." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOKOHAMA CALIFORNIA by Toshio Mori
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2015

"Like Sherwood Anderson's, many of Mori's stories don't have a beginning, middle and end; they're nostalgic vignettes of a life that has now passed away."
Originally published in 1949, these 22 stories present subtle glimpses into the lives of Japanese-Americans in their neighborhood in Oakland, California, aka "Yokohama." Read full book review >