Search Results: "Kay S. Hymowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"A witty and insightful cultural analysis."
City Journal contributing editor Hymowitz (Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age, 2007, etc.) examines how the career-first trend among young Americans has led to social and economic gains for women and a destabilization of gender roles for men. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"But because the author has used her considerable talents to construct an 'anticultural' straw man, this book's parts are greater than its whole."
A flawed yet fascinating look at the changing nature of childhood. Read full book review >

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GULLIVER SNIP by JuliaKay Kay
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Still, a nice foray into the realm of imagination. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The dedication in Kay's imaginative debut says it all: "For those who take adventures instead of taking baths." Read full book review >

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GRAYBOY by Kay Chorao
by Kay Chorao, illustrated by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"They express the sand, water, and warmth of beach days and softly underscore the message of nature appreciation that is also unobtrusively woven into the story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A girl recalls a memorable summer when she, her grandparents, and her friend Robert find an injured seagull they name Grayboy. Read full book review >

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UP AND DOWN WITH KATE by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"A beguiling continuation of Kate's adventures that will leave readers eagerly anticipating her next set of antics. (Easy reader. 3-7)"
Winsome Kate, Chorao's (Here Comes Kate, not reviewed, etc.) mischievous elephant, returns in an endearing collection of stories. Read full book review >

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D IS FOR DRUMS by Kay Chorao
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Proceeds support Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Another themed alphabet book, this one features the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area in a large, attractive format. Read full book review >

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THE BABY’S BOOK OF BABY ANIMALS by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A winsome assortment of cuddlesome creatures adds to the overall appeal. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Chorao provides readers with a compelling mixture of old and new poems, songs, and rhymes in a treasury of verse that can be read for years to come. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FARM BY THE SEA by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"They leave an old metal box with change in their selling room (lined with such items as jam, honey, eggs, a scale, a sleeping cat, a bale of hay in winter, and bursting with flowers come spring), a detail that imparts a lingering note of respect for the entire endeavor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An idyllic accounting of the seasonal activities on a small family-run farm called "Smallholdings." Read full book review >

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SHADOW NIGHT by Kay Chorao
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2001

"An afterword encourages children to explore shadow play and create their own stories and creatures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When eerily looming shadows become too much for a small boy, his parents devise an ingenious method to ease his fears. Read full book review >

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JUMPETY-BUMPETY HOP by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"All the poems have been illustrated with Chorao's cuddly art, a style that works well with simpler pieces but is less suitable when paired with more sophisticated works. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
This enjoyably eclectic gathering of poems sports a good range of styles, tempos, and moods. Read full book review >

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THE BABY’S PLAYTIME BOOK by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Readers familiar with Chorao's previous poetry collections will welcome this latest installment. (Picture book/poetry. 1-4)"
Sentimental, sometimes old-fashioned pigs, bears, cats, mice and other creatures frolic with children in Chorao's fifth Baby Book. Read full book review >

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BACK TO THE DIVIDE by Elizabeth Kay
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Tedious. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This tepid second entry in the series has a tolerable plot arc but dull, zestless writing. Read full book review >