Search Results: "Judi Niernberger"


BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY IN THE STABLE by Lisa Flinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Sun-washed illustrations in a warm palette of gold and lavender suggest the hot climate of the area, and careful research is evident in costumes and setting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Children who like following a trail of clues will enjoy this approach to the Nativity story, narrated by a young brother and sister from the town of Bethlehem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 9, 1992

"Glossary; chronology; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
The heroic efforts of the International Crane Foundation to preserve a severely endangered species through education, a multinational breeding program, and an airlift of eggs from Siberia to central Wisconsin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAT AND FURIOUS by Judi Hollis
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Hollis offers the usual self-help lingo, realistically, if sometimes simplistically, examining issues of power and gender to offer a slightly different approach to eating disorders. (Author tour)"
Hollis (Fat is a Family Affair, not reviewed) maps the journey of self-examination that women must take to heal food obsessions She contends that we are seeing epidemic levels of compulsive eating, anorexia, and bulimia, and that these eating disorders stem from rage toward the ``mother-daughter wound'' as mothers, not knowing any better, pass on lies, pain, and disappointment to their daughters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AND FURTHERMORE by Judi Dench
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Great actress, mediocre memoir."
Dench recalls her illustrious career in this rather flavorless memoir, tracking her storied performances in a staggering number of classical and contemporary stage works, TV series and films. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 4, 2008

"A final positive after the litany of 'nevers'—'Always go shopping with a pelican'—provides tidy closure to this latest distillation of good advice. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Nearly 40 years since Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing (1970), Barrett is still dispensing similarly ageless wisdom—cautioning readers, here, against inviting ants to a picnic, shopping for shoes with a centipede, holding hands with a lobster and similar efforts to socialize with wild animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MARSHMALLOW INCIDENT by Judi Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The overlong text never really gets past its vaguely Monty Python-esque premise, making it an insufficiently daffy, one-joke Lesson in Cooperation rather than the full-on goof-fest that made the Barretts' earlier book such a favorite. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Timed to coincide with the release of the film of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, this unrelated tale from the Barretts is a wan fable about Getting Along, enlivened with a little pale silliness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDPA'S CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS COOKBOOK by Judi Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Keep handy for that gloomy day when a 'Spaghetti Twister with a Tomato Tornado' might blow in or as an amusing how-to title to help children discover the possible satisfying results that can come when following directions. (Cookbook. 5-8)"
Old and new fans of the classic tale of food delivered three times a day by the weather can tie on an apron, sharpen their culinary skills and dig in to 25 recipes inspired by the beloved book. Read full book review >