Search Results: "Ken Watanabe"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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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 >

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Crazy Daisy and Mean Dean—Tony Baloney lives up to his name: He and his story are nonsense. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fifth-grader Anthony "Tony Baloney" Madison's greatest desire is to be on the Late Show with David Letterman. Read full book review >