Search Results: "Kendahl Jan Jubb"


BOOK REVIEW

FABULOUS FLUTTERING TROPICAL BUTTERFLIES by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2003

"This introduction covers well-traveled territory, but casual browsers as well as budding lepidopterists will be riveted. (index, map) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Morphos, longwings, birdwings, swallowtails, and other gorgeously caparisoned insects flutter in eye-filling profusion across both natural tropical scenes, and the artificial ones in constructed butterfly houses, in this follow up to Slinky, Scaly, Slithery Snakes (2000) and its predecessors. Read full book review >

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BIG CATS by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"An explanation of the endangered status of these animals will be confusing to readers who don't know the categories and makes a disappointingly limp conclusion to an otherwise interesting book. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
This competent introduction to big cats of the world begins with an eye-catching cover. Read full book review >

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COLORFUL CAPTIVATING CORAL REEFS by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A fine addition to a library looking for a basic work on the subject, but not good enough to supplant what one already has. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Patent's latest nature foray contains a lot of information; unfortunately, it's often disorganized and pedantic, sometimes confusing. Read full book review >

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SLINKY, SCALY, SLITHERY SNAKES by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Young readers will need to look elsewhere for a field guide, but this is a good introduction and attractive for browsing. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Striking graphics and a spare, readable text will have young readers snatching up this snake book by this prolific and talented science writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

Zebras, penguins, and pandas come to mind, but Patent (Homesteading, p. 1193, etc.) finds many other animals that have this "flashy color combo" in a book that's black and white and certain to be read all over. Read full book review >

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FLASHY FANTASTIC RAINFOREST FROGS by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"While the book is without scientific names, sizes, and range information, and is not conventionally organized, it's a beautiful and concise look at a surprisingly varied subject. (index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-12)"
Patent (Prairies, 1996, etc.) describes the unusual adaptations of many types of tree frogs, including those that live on the forest floor and others that never venture to the ground, gliding between branches on webbed feet. Read full book review >

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NURSE JAN by Ann Jasper
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A predictable story that's enjoyable enough for readers interested in medicine."
A fictionalized account of the author's experiences in nursing school during the 1950s. Read full book review >

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JAN ORMEROD'S TO BABY WITH LOVE by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A feast of bright yet subtle color and bold design, just right for introducing the youngest to some familiar animals while tickling their ears with contagious rhymes and their minds with a few simple concepts. (Picture book. 1-5)"
An artist known especially for her exquisite draughtsmanship visualizes five familiar nursery pieces in vibrant paint set off by brilliant white. Read full book review >

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COCK-A-DOODLE QUACK! QUACK! by Ivor Baddiel
ANIMALS
Released: April 10, 2007

"The authors structure the story for maximum giggles, and Busby's bold acrylics add energy and humor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can someone teach Baby Rooster his wake-up call? Read full book review >

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TROUBLED WATERS by Carolyn Wheat
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Required reading for anybody who remembers the '60s—or anybody who's forgotten them."
The shocking resurfacing of a long-vanished fugitive—Cass Jameson's old friend and fellow-activist Jan Gebhardt turns herself in to the authorities—yanks Cass out of her New York orbit to the side of her quadriplegic brother in Ohio and back in time to 1982, when Ron Jameson allegedly drove his van to the spot where Jan executed a federal agent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SINS AND NEEDLES by Monica Ferris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2006

"Betsy, who's growing as a character, gets an especially interesting case this time."
A search for a birth mother provides the impetus for a murder in Minnesota. Read full book review >