Search Results: "Kim Fernandes"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE GRAY MOUSE by Katherine Burton
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The book surprises and amuses with every pagethe five pink pigs in yellow pig wigs are particularly winsomedrawing in young learners as well as those who already grasp counting and colors. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Readers will be entranced from the minute they see one gray mouse greeting the day from its black teapot's doorstep on the cover. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS KIM AND TOO MUCH TRUTH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Clearly character education, subtlety is sacrificed to purpose, but it sparkles nevertheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Honesty may be the best policy, but Kim's zeal takes this valuable idiom to the extreme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2000

"For fans of espionage, here's a detailed footnote to the oft-told story of a senior turncoat and his Cambridge colleagues. To Western sensibilities, however, the presentation of this notorious mole as a man of integrity is a tough sell, indeed. (16 pages photos)"
This text on a fabled espionage case proves to be, like spying itself, occasionally hair- raising and frequently boring, with scant material about three decades of one man's treachery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KITTEN'S WINTER by Eugenie Fernandes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A pleasing finale to the seasonal quartet. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Kitten's fourth seasonal sojourn (Kitten's Autumn, 2010, etc.) finds her struggling through a snowstorm to reach the warmth and safety of home, all the while observing how the forest dwellers deal with the weather. Read full book review >

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KITTEN’S SPRING by Eugenie Fernandes
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Kitten also likes to hide, making this an interactive read sure to please the youngest farm fans. (Picture book. 1-4)"
"Morning hums, / Kitten listens." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KITTEN'S AUTUMN by Eugenie Fernandes
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A fine addition to seasons and kitty collections. (Picture book. 1-4)"
It's autumn on the farm, and calico kitten is ready to explore the woodland nearby and observe its various denizens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Spirited prose and often entertaining personal testimonies can't save an uneven narrative that too often lapses into bland travelogue."
Repetitious history of a vanishing community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TODAY IS THE DAY by Eric Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Both deeply important and purely joyful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A different sort of birthday celebration is at the bighearted center of this picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY NAME IS BLESSING by Eric Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"With dignity and quiet acceptance, this story illustrates that blessings, like family, can take unexpected forms. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
This expressive picture book, based on a real family, lovingly tells a hard story with a twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Still, such light, inventive, easy-to-understand poetry is worth reading, either alone or aloud. (endnotes) (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
In this natural complement to Judy Sierra's Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems (1998), illus by Jose Aruego & Ariane Dewey, Spinelli offers rhymed introductions to an arctic menagerie that ranges from orcas ("What's black and white / [but not a penguin]? / What's fast and fierce / [but not a bear]?") to snow fleas, with the occasional wildflower or iceberg tucked in for good measure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Hoce makes no effort to be systematic, though he does identify a few of his examples in a closing list; readers or listeners may still be inspired by his efforts to try some wordplay of their own. (Poetry. 8-10)"
In 30 short verses, an educator puts an assortment of livestock through some unusual paces to demonstrate homophones, personification, alliteration and such other "language skills" as idioms and puns, e.g., "I went under the fence this morning. / No one knows where I am. / I love the freedom that I've found. / I'm a sheep that's on the lam." Read full book review >