Search Results: "Lois Spangler"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FORT ON FOURTH STREET by Lois Spangler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Readers will be 'plane' inclined to ditch this screw-up. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
An introduction to simple machines that goes wrong at "Fort" and just gets worse. Read full book review >

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THE GRUMPY DUMP TRUCK by Brie Spangler
ANIMALS
Released: July 14, 2009

Bertrand is a mean, crabby, grumpy dump truck who sees nothing good about his job. Read full book review >

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PEG LEG PEKE by Brie Spangler
ADVENTURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"Pair this with Antoinette Portis's Not a Box (2006) for a look at the fun of creative play to lift anyone's spirit, even someone with a broken paw. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even though the sweet Pekingese has a boo-boo, he still has ample use of his imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAST by Brie Spangler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A believable and beautiful human story. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Dylan is a white 15-year-old who's 6-foot-4 and covered in hair. His nickname is Beast, and the only reason he's not completely overwhelmed by rejection in high school is because of JP, his popular, rich, attractive childhood best friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An informative examination of a niche market facing significant change."
Forbes.com "Law of the Market" blogger Spangler (The Law of Private Investment Funds, 2012, etc.) looks at hedge and private equity funds, which he believes will continue to have a function going forward. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Evil Among Us by Kirk Spangler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A flawed but fast-paced novel that reads like a blockbuster action movie."
A mystery/thriller that's brimming with action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN MY WORLD by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Despite the design problem, and a superfluous text, this gifted graphic artist is in top form here. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"The world is made of things I like," Ehlert (Waiting For Wings, 2001, etc.) begins, then proceeds to elaborate: "creeping bugs, wiggling worms," frogs and fruit, flowers and rain, sun and moon. Read full book review >

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LEAF MAN by Lois Ehlert
by Lois Ehlert, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Excellent to read aloud and to look at many times over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ehlert's vision and invention do not fail in this clever look at leaves in all their fall glory. Read full book review >

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CUCKOO/CUCU by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A book almost as much a piece of folk art as it is a folktale. (Picture book/folklore. 3-7)"
A festive bilingual offering from Ehlert (Moon Rope/Un lazo a la luna, 1992, etc.), with the Spanish translation by Gloria de Aragon Andejar, based on a Mayan tale explaining how the cuckoo became plain. Read full book review >

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RED LEAF, YELLOW LEAF by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An outstanding example of early nonfiction that is not only visually striking but also informative and scrupulously accurate. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple narrative celebrating a child's pleasure in a sugar maple—its prepurchase history, its changing appearance during the year, planting, growth—is extended with excellent notes on the tree's parts as well as lucid instructions for planting and caring for it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 10, 1989

"A beautiful, useful book."
With images as boldly conceived as those in her Planting a Rainbow, yet with subtly added textures that create far closer links between her art and the objects represented, Ehlert has produced an outstanding alphabet book. Read full book review >