Search Results: "Ken Wilson-Max"


BOOK REVIEW

MAX by Ken Wilson-Max
by Ken Wilson-Max, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Wilson-Max keeps the paper engineering simple; his cast is affable, but under-utilized by the format. (Board book. 2-5)"
A board book with pull-tabs and flaps neatly outlines a child's unconventional but loving family. Read full book review >

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HALALA MEANS WELCOME! by Ken Wilson-Max
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"1200, etc.) paints in matte planes of color outlined in black, which give his pages a patterned, decorative look. (glossary, map) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Chidi and Michael are friends who live in South Africa. Read full book review >

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ZELDA IN THE CITY by Ken Wilson-Max
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

A trip to the big city becomes a collecting expedition for young Zelda—and for readers too, as multiple pockets hold a removable map, a postcard, 3-D glasses, a perfume sample, a paper glider, and other trinkets. Read full book review >

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SPLASH, JOSHUA, SPLASH! by Malachy Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"EWSLUGp1999 or Ann Jonas's same-titled episode (1995). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Wilson-Max's bright, page-filling, heavily outlined figures are just the ticket for getting the attention of preschoolers, but Doyle's tale founders on herky-jerky pacing and character ambiguity. Read full book review >

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TICKLE TICKLE by Dakari Hru
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Perfect just for reading, but even more promising for its play-along potential. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A toddler and his father play a tickling game that leaves them both laughing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILSON by David Mamet
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well, folks, we're here to tell you—Wilson isn't even half-vast."
You'll want to clear your sinuses by renting a video of Glengarry Glen Ross or American Buffalo after wrestling with this unruly anti-novel by the noted playwright and remarkably unremarkable writer of fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 2011

"There are better treatments out there; give this one a miss. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Told in the voice of an old tree at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, Mo., this fictionalized biography provides a simple—one might even say simplistic—introduction to Carver's early life. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE ME by Marjorie Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"A positive suggestion for parents hoping to alleviate new-sibling-itis. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Feelings of possessiveness and jealousy emerge when Tom gets a new baby brother. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN DO IT TOO! by Karen Baicker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Sturdy, with the kid-friendly font and big, bright, fingerpaint-y pictures readers recognize as Wilson-Max, this one is positively sure to please. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Another charmer from the team that created I Can Do It Too! (2003). Read full book review >

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I CAN DO IT TOO! by Karen Baicker
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2003

"The support of her family and congenial companions has the very finest of effects, and best of all, at the end of it all, is our little heroine's unspoiled and generous display of encouragement for one even smaller than she. (Picture book. 1½-4)"
Is there anything so heady or contagious as the shiny, new confidence of a child who has freshly mastered the everyday, but oh-so-difficult? Read full book review >