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

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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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 >

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

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

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 >