Search Results: "Linda Marsa"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Another well-written and persuasive wake-up call for serious action to be taken against the consequences of global warming."
Discover contributing editor Marsa (Prescription for Profits: How the Pharmaceutical Industry Bankrolled the Unholy Alliance Between Science and Business, 1997) calls for "swift and decisive action" under American leadership to launch a worldwide "medical Marshall Plan." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANTA'S HAT by Linda Bleck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Not particularly hilarious or inventive, but a simple and satisfying enough story for the season. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Santa can't find his hat on Christmas Eve, so he tries on lots of other types of headwear until Mrs. Claus and the elves solve his problem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Precious in the very best sense of the word, these sophisticated, delicate images repay repeated examination, as well as sending the sweet message that girls are thought as beautiful as flowers all over the world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The opening spread is breathtakingly lovely: "Flora, Florica, Kukka, Lore, Hana and Zvetana mean flower." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEIGH BELLS AND SNOWFLAKES by LInda Bronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The poems and songs may be old chestnuts, but Bronson's art is as fresh and surprising as an unexpected snowfall. (Poetry. 2-6)"
Bronson (Just Think, 2001, etc.) selected 19 poems, including 11 traditional Christmas carols or well-known songs such as "Silver Bells" and "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas," each serving as a springboard for her unusual illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CIRCUS ALPHABET by LInda Bronson
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2001

"The bright colors and eccentric forms command attention, and if children skip the text, they won't miss much. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Bronson earns high marks for dazzling visuals in her solo debut, even if the rhymed captions don't always measure up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALLOWEEN PARTY by Linda Shute
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A humorous Halloween tale, marred slightly by the somewhat crude and inept illustrations. (Fiction. 5+)"
A good read-aloud choice is Shute's lively, rollicking poem that describes all the guests, games, and fun that take place at an annual Halloween party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU, NOSE! I LOVE YOU, TOES! by Linda Davick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Sharing this jolly, cheeky ode with little ones will produce some giggles while helping to instill an appreciation for the wondrous human body and all its necessary parts. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A bubbly celebration of the human body. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE YOU WHEN... by Linda Kranz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Artistically inspirational, if not inspired itself. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This love letter of a book from parent to child includes lovely photographs of carefully arranged and painted rocks, but an uninspired text falls short of its original artistic conceit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW I NAMED THE BABY by Linda Shute
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

A new gambit in the waiting-for-the-baby game: after James volunteers to help think of the perfect name, he and his family discuss and negotiate a typical—and amusing—array of suggestions: James's ``Mapleanne'' (``a little too new,'' Dad demurs); Grams's ``fine old family names...Gomer, Ethel'' (``a little too old,'' says James). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALFONSE, WHERE ARE YOU? by Linda Wikler
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Spirited watercolors, in a realistic style, show all the fun. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Alfonse is a big goose compared to Little Bird, and when they play hide-and-seek together, it takes Alfonse a while to find a place large enough for cover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EYE SPY by Linda Bourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

A cleverly designed book with a single letter plus four square illustrations across each double spread. Read full book review >