Search Results: "Marc J. Dunkelman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VANISHING NEIGHBOR by Marc J. Dunkelman
NON-FICTION
Released: July 28, 2014

"A thought-provoking, evenhanded yet inconclusive analysis on the nature and the future of community."
A meditation on the evaporation of American exceptionalism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DRIVE IN THE COUNTRY by Michael J. Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Question the accuracy of rear-seat shoulder harnesses, but don't question the essential meaning: 'the only place we wanted to go was Together, just our family, and a Sunday drive in the country took us there.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
In homage to the days when gas was cheap and family fun was a Sunday drive in the country, author and illustrator provide readers with an elegiac outing in which children do not whine or get car sick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARC BROWN'S PLAYTIME RHYMES by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Just right for family play, while honoring the tradition of passing these rhymes to future generations. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
Twenty of Brown's favorite finger rhymes, complete with tiny pictograms to demonstrate motions and actions for each phrase. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERHERO by Marc Tauss
by Marc Tauss, photographed by Marc Tauss
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Bravo, Maleek. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Maleek is deeply enamored of superhero comic books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY NOT READY FOR THE BABY by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"There's not much new about this new-baby book. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With the help of his parents and big brother, Monkey gets ready to become a big brother, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SQUISHINESS OF THINGS by Marc Kompaneyets
ADVENTURE
Released: June 28, 2005

"Decorated with pictorial borders and elaborate, shadowy illustrations in a variety of Renaissance styles, this droll debut will appeal to readers, young or otherwise, who fancy themselves sophisticates. (Picture book. 11-13)"
Strongly influenced by Gulliver's Travels and Candide, and really written for the same audience, this visual and literary confection lampoons catalogers and other such know-it-alls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAITING PLACE by Marc Sutherland
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A jubilant debut, half-mad and wholly invigorating. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Outrageous adventures take place at the foot of the bed when a bout of insomnia allows a child's imagination to take flight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR MEETS THE PRESIDENT by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"A weak link in this popular series. (Picture book. 5-8)"
``How I Can Help Make America Great'' is the subject; Arthur thinks about how much more can be done when everyone helps, then writes his essay—and wins a national contest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOVELY SUMMER by Marc Simont
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A favorite illustrator (a Caldecott medalist who in 1990 reillustrated Many Moons, to wide acclaim) depicts a summer's depredations on a garden from a rabbit family's point of view: While they timidly hang back, the burly woodchuck bulls his way into the trap set for them; thereafter, they happily enjoy the vegetables, oblivious to the gardener's distress—they even mistake a parting shake of a fist at summer's end for a friendly wave. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

D.W.’S LIBRARY CARD by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A great one for class visits. (Picture book. 3-6)"
D.W. has to learn to write her full name before she can check out library books with her very own card. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR'S FAMILY VACATION by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"On his 17th outing, Arthur continues to be an unusually likable role model; amusing, healthy fare. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Arthur would rather join his friends for baseball practice or camp, but his parents are firm: it's going to be a weeklong family vacation. Read full book review >