Search Results: "John Carter Cash"


BOOK REVIEW

DADDY LOVES HIS LITTLE GIRL by John Carter Cash
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2010

"It is a shamelessly over-the-top goo-fest that consistently reaches for the easy image with seemingly no regard to art or craft. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Cash follows up his purple tribute to the love between mothers and sons (Momma Loves Her Little Son, 2009) with an equally labored celebration of the father-daughter bond. Read full book review >

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MOMMA LOVES HER LITTLE SON by John Carter Cash
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2009

"While the author's memories of his mother are apparently heartfelt, his tribute is likely to have limited appeal. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As long as there are parents and grandparents, there will be a market for sweet, rhyming odes to the love of a mother for her son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT IN THE RHINESTONE SUIT by John Carter Cash
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"With phrases seemingly thrown in because they rhyme, not because they advance any sort of plot, this is one to skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cash's latest is plagued with problems similar to those facing his previous two children's offerings, awkward syntax and poor scansion being the worst of these, but he also adds a new one to the mix: a thin, if enthusiastic plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Run To Kill by John Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2015

"A novel that suffers a little from genre confusion but still entertains, with a brisk, steady pace."
A homeless veteran goes undercover at a New York hospital, where the doctors dabble in black-market organ harvesting and resort to murder to preserve secrets in this debut medical thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO TRACK A TRUCK by Jason Carter Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"These trucks are stuck in a concept that isn't up to speed, with a plot that ultimately sputters and runs out of gas. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An Asian boy named Mike narrates a guide to finding and taming a truck as an unusual type of pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MEQ by Steve Cash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"Cash makes interesting use of Americana and historical detail, although he sometimes falls into first-novel clumsiness. A sequel is in the works."
Historical fantasy debut by a member of the band Ozark Mountain Daredevils. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMPOSED by Rosanne Cash
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"An excellent memoir that ends on an encouraging note: 'More to come.'"
Beautifully written meditations on love, death, family and redemption from the celebrated songwriter. Read full book review >

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TYLER LEARNS TO DO TRICKS! by Treasuree Cash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"A useful picture book on friendship that succeeds because of, not despite, its simplicity."
A fish learns how to identify a good friend—and how to become one himself—in this deceptively simple story geared toward preschoolers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2009

"A tongue-in-cheek exploration of the reality behind reality TV."
NPR commentator and BBC TV critic Peters casts about the globe in search of hidden lands and gets a whole lot more than he bargained for. 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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