Search Results: "Kaori Watanabe"


BOOK REVIEW

FAIRY GOODNIGHT KISSES by Jamie Michalak
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Fairy Tea Party (ISBN: 978-1-58925-840-1) introduces colors with equally dubious success, given the overall busy-ness of the colors. (2-3)"
"The fairy family is getting ready for bed. Shh! Read full book review >

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PITTSUN TSUN by Yoshiaki Ushiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2013

"Though less full-featured than an app, this minimalist interactive story nonetheless holds its own. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (Enhanced e-picture book. 2-6)"
A rainy day is rendered in rhythmic wordplay and animated crayon sketches in this interactive iBook. Read full book review >

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MY JAPAN by Etsuko Watanabe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"With a little help from knowledgeable adults, this book may serve its purpose. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Originally published in France, this picture-book introduction does half the job. Read full book review >

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TALKING TO THE DEAD by Sylvia Watanabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"With her unearthing of the heartbreak that lies beneath Hawaii's sunny landscape, Watanabe makes an uneven but promising debut."
A first collection of interconnected stories set in the coastal village of Luhi, on the island of Maui, by a Japanese- American born and raised in Hawaii. Read full book review >

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KNOCK!KNOCK! by Gita Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A wonder. (Novelty. 5-8)"
Innovative design meets a classic lost-and-found story in this remarkable Japanese import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWINKLE TWINKLE by Kaori Ekuni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"It's pretty inoffensive—but if you've read Stephen Macauley's popular The Object of My Affection, there's no really compelling reason to read Twinkle Twinkle."
A featherweight romantic comedy, winner of Japan's Lady Murasaki Award. Read full book review >

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NAMAKO by Linda Watanabe McFerrin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Despite the Japanese setting, an undistinguished coming-of-age tale."
A multiracial girl, Asian-American, lurches to maturity and understanding with the help of her Japanese grandmother. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Ranging from the comic to the catastrophic, carefully including women of all ages and sizes: a collection a mile wide and an inch deep, smoothing over far more than it reveals."
A debut collection of 12 tales, by poet and novelist McFerrin (Namako, 1998), offers myriad views of women faced with difficult or awkward choices—but holds them at such a safe distance that neither the women nor their circumstances are especially compelling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Well argued and written; of much interest to students of the media and international politics."
An absorbing, if perhaps overly alarmist, study of Japanese print media, focusing on the lurid weeklies called shukanshi. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LOST PARADISE by Junichi Watanabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A grownup love story and then some, powered by two brilliant characterizations and some unusually acute psychological analysis."
This very popular 1997 Japanese novel, a bestseller that also spawned a successful television series and feature film, is a relentlessly detailed chronicle of the folie d'amour that consumes a middle-aged publishing executive and a younger woman, both unhappily married to other spouses, each devoted to histories and images of others before them who gave all for love. Read full book review >

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NO PROBLEM! by Ken Watanabe
NONFICTION
Released: June 8, 2010

"Smith's cartoonish illustrations and the splashy colors aren't enough to make young readers want to wade through all of the tips, grids and strategies. (Self-help. 10 & up)"
It's good CEOs are around to offer advice on problem solving. Read full book review >