Search Results: "Ken Kuroi"


BOOK REVIEW

SWIM THE SILVER SEA, JOSHIE OTTER by Nancy White Carlstrom
ANIMALS
Released: April 21, 1993

"Carlstrom includes a melodious tune for her three-stanza song. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mama Otter won't play, so Joshie sets out on his own; but the other arctic animals are too drowsy to play (like the seal pups) or too busy (like the puffins). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 18, 1998

"Most poems are presented in double-page spreads with Kuroi's haunting paintings; they occasionally become sentimentally soft and fuzzy, but more often lyrically conjure a sunny Alaskan landscape. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This collection of poems celebrates Alaska's spring and summer seasons, when daylight lasts 24 hours, and when the usually white landscape is transformed into an abundance of flora. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1992

"Haute. (Line drawings throughout.)"
From the owner-chef at L.A.'s La Toque restaurant, a selection of recipes for food that the publishers describe, accurately enough, as fresh and sophisticated American-French cuisine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A familiar story, well-told, and enhanced by the many well-chosen period photographs. (photo credits) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
"In 1875 there were perhaps fifty million of them. Just twenty-five years later nearly every one of them was gone." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMAZING I SPY ABC by Ken Laidlaw
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"It's an alphabetic Where's Waldo? in these pages, without the peppermint-striped shirt to tip children off. (Picture book. 3+)"
The Amazing I Spy ABC ($12.99; Sept. 1996; 44 pp.; 0-8037-1992-2): Adults will need to grab their eyeglasses when sharing this game-in-a-book version of I Spy with children: Good vision is mandatory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO, SILLY! by Ken Krug
by Ken Krug, illustrated by Ken Krug
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A well-paced romp with nifty response opportunities for little ones. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Four young friends describe their favorite things to do throughout the day, and sometimes those descriptions take a very silly turn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOOD FOR THOUGHT by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Ultimately both approach and content seem best suited to an adult audience (preferably dedicated foodies) who will be sufficiently familiar with mythology, history and literature to catch and appreciate the many allusions. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Striking photographs dominate in this odd paean to selected fruits and vegetables. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APPLES by Ken Robbins
by Ken Robbins, photographed by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Would make a yummy storytime with Deborah Turney Zagwyn's Apple Batter (1999) and Nancy Elizabeth Wallace's Apples, Apples, Apples (2000). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
"An apple is a wonderful thing—a perfect handful of portable food, wrapped in a package of its very own skin." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCARECROW’S HAT by Ken Brown
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Great for storytelling, with big beautiful pictures for a topper. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A brilliant watercolorist, Brown sets this familiarly patterned tale in sunny, poppy-strewn rural locales, and populates it with animals that are at once wonderfully lifelike and comically expressive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIDGES by Ken Robbins
by Ken Robbins, photographed by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"An attractive introduction. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-9)"
Robbins's unique style of hand-tinting b&w photos, retaining some of their graphic crispness while adding color that is softer and subtler than that of a color photo, serves well for this showcase for 16 types of bridges—from a log over a stream to such varied and complex structures as the Brooklyn Bridge, New Jersey Turnpike, and a vertical lift alternative to a drawbridge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUTUMN LEAVES by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The book ends, fittingly, with an uncaptioned picture of a leafless tree; under its bough is a big pile of leaves. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Leaf identification books can be baffling to preschoolers collecting autumn leaves; whether the books feature minute silhouettes of trees and leaves, or full-blown full-color photographs of summer greens, they rarely display what a leaf looks like come fall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST GO ROUND by Ken Kesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

Kesey (Sailor Song 1992, etc.) has written a historical western that amusingly mixes fact and fiction to tell the politically correct story of a multiracial trio of cowboys who achieve a state of spiritual harmony that transcends cultural differences. Read full book review >