Search Results: "Kitty Harvill"


BOOK REVIEW

SITTING DOWN TO EAT by Bill Harley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"With Harvill's frenetic cut-paper collages, this is playful and lively. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sitting Down To Eat ($15.95; Sept. 1996; 32 pp.; 0-87483-460- 0): A song becomes a cumulative rhyming story about a child sitting down to eat, repeatedly interrupted by knocks at the door and animals clamoring to join in. ``If I've got enough for me, yes, that's true./If I've got enough for me,/I've got enough for you./Come on in!'' The rhymes maintain a strong beat; children will love shouting out refrains, as well as the ``BOOM'' that brings the house down when one last visitor is admitted. Read full book review >

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UP, UP, UP! IT’S APPLE-PICKING TIME by Jody Fickes Shapiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A perfect dessert after Gibbons's Apples (2000) or another of the plethora of informational titles. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Apple-themed disquisitions for younger readers tend to be set in the Northeast or Midwest, but Shapiro draws on personal experiences in California to give this one a different slant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD KITTY by Michele Jaffe
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Although readers may become weary of the constant life lessons, argumentative footnotes and the protagonist's voice, which sometimes grates yet is paradoxically the book's greatest asset, the story manages to hang onto its fizz until the enjoyably twisty ending. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Jasmine Callihan, an irrepressible, accident-prone, 17-year-old aspiring police detective, is a trouble magnet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD KITTY by Nick Bruel
Kirkus Star
by Nick Bruel, illustrated by Nick Bruel
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Even the alphabet-experienced will love this bad, bad kitty! (Picture book. 3-9)"
She may be a "bad bad BAD Kitty," but she's the star of an alphabet book that should be in every collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2003

"A little clunky, a little slow: a blip in the spy genre."
Evil, upright, or misunderstood? It's possible to see Red spy Kitty Harris—a.k.a. Elizabeth Dreyfus, Alice Read, Gypsy, Norma, Ada, et al.—as all three in this biography by retired KGB officer Damaskin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Kitty, Kitty Bang, Bang by Harlowe Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"Quick and sultry, but the back story deserves more airtime."
A jewel heist goes awry when the mastermind encounters an alluring man from her past in Wilde's debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE, KITTY, KITTY by Winifred Elze
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"Mild fare."
Stronger and more adult fantasy than Elze's Milquetoast debut novel, The Changeling Garden (1995), but still something for the ladies of the garden club. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WISHING FOXES by Margaret Read MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"Welcome wherever folk tales are popular. (Picture book/folk tale. 4-8)"
MacDonald and the Whitmans offer an Appalachian version of "The Kind and the Unkind Girls." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NAUGHTY KITTY! by Adam Stower
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Funny enough to create sincere longings for a hapless house cat and its large rampaging cousin. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is Lily's soft, tiny kitty wreaking havoc, or might there be an escaped tiger lurking about? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"A funny, pleasing read for cat lovers of any age."
A cat owner chronicles his feline-dominated household. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FASHION KITTY by Charise Mericle Harper
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A marvelous girly-girl response to the Captain Underpants books—with none of the embarrassing potty humor. (Fiction. 7-11)"
She's a kitty, she's a vegetarian with a pet mouse, she has her own sense of style, she's . . . Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KITTY GENOVESE by Kevin Cook
NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2014

"An engrossing true-crime tour de force."
The infamous myth-shrouded murder of Kitty Genovese (1935-1964) receives a much-needed re-evaluation. Read full book review >