Search Results: "Maid Marian Muffins LLC"


BOOK REVIEW

KUNG FU PANDA 2 STORYBOOK by FrogDogMedia LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2011

"A motionless but gorgeous adaptation of a slick Hollywood kid flick. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Po the Panda is back to master Kung Fu, fight villains and, ultimately, discover the truth about his own identity. Read full book review >

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THE SMURFS MOVIE STORYBOOK by FrogDogMedia LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2011

"Make room at the bottom of the barrel for this smurforrendous (non)effort. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A smurfstonishingly bad tie-in to the recently released film. Read full book review >

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THE SHINIEST JEWEL by Marian Henley
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Spare, poetic storytelling conveys a tender, bare-bones depiction of personal growth, told simply enough to engage young and old alike."
In her first contribution to the growing genre of graphic memoir, syndicated cartoonist Henley (Laughing Gas, 2002, etc.) recounts the life-altering events following her decision to adopt a child in her late 40s. Read full book review >

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BABY COMES HOME by Luna Moth LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"Unremarkable and uneven—steer clear. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
When a new baby arrives, Dudley misses special time spent fetching and playing ball with his family in this brief, predictable tale. Read full book review >

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LALOO THE RED PANDA by Lauren Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2012

"It's likely young readers who pick up this well-made app will be learning about both Bollywood and red pandas for the first time—and they will be glad they did. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
The adventure of a lost, rare red panda cub trying to find his way home is expertly packed with Indian culture, energetic artwork and engaging characters. Read full book review >

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NOTIONS+ by 24 Notions LLC
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 29, 2014

"Those are notions we can use. A fascinating exercise in appropriately scaled multimedia and a pleasure (if, for consumers, sometimes a guilty one) to read."
A high-tech update of social-critical texts such as Subliminal Seduction and Amusing Ourselves to Death, addressing our penchant for self-pampering and its dire consequences. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SPARROWS by Marian Hale
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An important addition to the genre from a new voice. (Fiction. 10+)"
"These are hard times, Babygirl," Daddy says and, sure enough, 1933 is a rough year for Sadie Wynn. Read full book review >

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ANYBODY OUT THERE? by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"The very best in chick-lit."
Keyes's proven formula for success—a chatty, engaging heroine, a bawdy sense of humor, an unhappy turn of events—works again in her eighth novel (The Other Side of the Story, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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PAST REGRET by Marian Babson
Released: June 1, 1992

"Crisp, spare, and absorbing to the last page."
Babson, whose many works run the gamut from splendid to abysmal (Guilty Party, etc. etc.), produces a winner in this tidily plotted story that begins with the disappearance of Connie Sawyer, an American girl spending her junior year at a London university. Read full book review >

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THE CAT NEXT DOOR by Marian Babson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2002

"More attuned to family relationships than to murder, with minimal tension, but the prolific Babson (To Catch a Cat, 2000, etc.) is as easy to read as ever, and Tikki is a mercifully minor presence in a so-so outing even ailurophobes will be able to swallow."
Photographer-writer Margot has returned from New York to St. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2004

"Bloated, meandering plot, with lots of dull talk about the publishing business. Even the author's wonderfully eccentric sense of humor can't save this one."
More plucky Irishwomen from Keyes (Sushi for Beginners, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >