Search Results: "Lynne Rowe Reed"


BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER, THE SPACESHIP, AND ME by Lynn Rowe Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2009

"When Carter chooses Oliver for the inaugural flight (though he'd kinda-sorta promised that to his generous helpmates, but forgot there were only two seats), it's a nice gesture, but doesn't exactly—or even remotely—have anything meaningful to say about friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Carter is miffed when his best friend, Oliver, chooses someone else to go to the planetarium on his birthday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLEASE DON’T UPSET P.U. ZORILLA! by Lynn Rowe Reed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Comical, stylized paint-and-collage illustrations accompany the clever text, resulting in a most malodorous treat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
P.U. Zorilla needs a new home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"And what better lagniappe than a pair of sugary recipes at the end? (Picture book. 6-8)"
All of the other turkeys on Felicia Ferguson's farm have disappeared, and Thanksgiving being just around the corner, it's time for chubby Thelonius to fret—especially considering the way Felicia keeps feeding him and plucking his tail feathers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAROL REED by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 1994

"Proficiently written and well researched, this book begs a simple question: If Reed's work is for the most part undistinguished, why bother?"
A meticulous but dry biography of the British director, himself a meticulous but dry filmmaker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREMAN FRED  by Lynn Rowe Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"While the vocabulary is certainly easy and limited (alone and chief are the two hardest words), beginning readers will have heard enough stories about firefighters to spot the problems. (Early reader. 4-6)"
A title for beginning readers, this entry in the I Like to Read series follows Fireman Fred from the firehouse, out on a call and back again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSCOE AND THE PELICAN RESCUE by Lynn Rowe Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2011

"Way too short: This object lesson needs perhaps a little sting, something to ensure remembrance of the dirty deed, whose long-term consequences won't be known for years. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's time now for picture books to start weighing in on the Deepwater Horizon debacle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEDRO, HIS PERRO, AND THE ALPHABET SOMBRERO by Lynn Rowe Reed
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 24, 1995

"Many of these are sharp and eye-filling, others are abstract—the llave (key) looks more like indigo lava—and so less informative. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pedro gets a dog (perro) and a hat (sombrero) for his birthday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BASIL’S BIRDS by Lynn Rowe Reed
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"The bright colors and over-the-top situation are sure to keep attention from flagging. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little does Perch Elementary's janitor know that a spring day of chasing the birds away from the school's nesting spots will end with one of those birds finding the best spot of all—his bald head. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JULIUS ANTEATER, MISUNDERSTOOD by Lynn Rowe Reed
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Anyone with a healthy appetite for nonsense (if not ants) will relish this rhyming madcap adventure. (Picture book. 4-7)"
No wonder Julius Anteater is misunderstood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"Readers who suspend disbelief will encounter an absorbing, technically accurate story of military derring-do from a half-forgotten war."
Controversial, entertaining and sometimes plausible account of a long-secret, behind-the-lines 1952 mission into North Korea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A valuable personal look at what can be a horrendously complex process."
A three-year-long, tear-and-wine-soaked correspondence between two women in hot pursuit of motherhood—-evoking a daunting world of fertility treatments and adoption attempts while offering evidence of the power of determination. Read full book review >