Search Results: "John A. Rowe"


BOOK REVIEW

PETER PIGLET by John A. Rowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"The attention he pays to their expressions is highly entertaining. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Peter Piglet's life changes irrevocably when he chances upon a pair of golden shoes secreted under a pile of sticks, acorns, and blackbird feathers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WANT A HUG by John A. Rowe
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The absence of a Mama Hedgehog may ruffle more convention-minded children (and adults), but the message that differences should be embraced—literally, in this case—is always worth an iteration. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Between endpapers filled with couples kissing and embracing among floating hearts, Rowe places a cozy tale of a baby hedgehog in need of a touch of intimacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY CROW by John A. Rowe
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"An unusually dark picture book that is probably too subtle for its intended audience. (Fiction/Picture book. 5- 8)"
Both Rowe's (Jack the Dog, not reviewed) story and his illustrations are strangely brooding. Read full book review >

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SMILE by John A. Rowe
by John A. Rowe, illustrated by John A. Rowe
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"In the end, however, while the story may elicit some smiles among readers, with so little actual plot, this is a bland and predictable effort. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Grumpy Land isn't a fun place to be. Read full book review >

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SMUDGE by John A. Rowe
by John A. Rowe, illustrated by John A. Rowe
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

Rowe (The Gingerbread Man, 1996, etc.) presents another delightfully eccentric character from his bestiary: an old storytelling rat named Smudge, who recalls his childhood abduction by a bird. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GINGERBREAD MAN by John A. Rowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"As for the cookie, he's a faceless little cutout who could be genetically related to Gumby, a ridiculous windbag richly deserving of his fate. (Picture book. 3-6)"
``Ha ha ha, hee hee hee, I'm the Gingerbread Man and you can't catch me!'' taunts the fleet-footed cookie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEGINNING OF THE ARMADILLOS by Rudyard Kipling
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A terrific, sophisticated introduction to Kipling. (Picture book/folklore. 6-9)"
Invite readers again to visit the High and Far-Off Times in this piece culled from the Just So Stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ELEPHANT'S CHILD by Rudyard Kipling
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"They are more likely to appeal to adults than the picture book crowd; as usual, the text is required reading for everybody. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
One of Kipling's best beloved from his Just So Stories (various editions), which explains how the elephant got his trunk, with somewhat enigmatic acrylic illustrations. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg

Cover Story: Underbar
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Straight Up, Swedish Style
Bonus Factors:
 Jazz, Kickass Jazz Mentor
Ambivalence Factor: Bullying
Relationship Status: 'S Wonderful

Cover Story: Underbar

The brightness! The colors! The '80s Boy George hat ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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