Search Results: "Mari Takabayashi"


BOOK REVIEW

FLANNEL KISSES by Linda Crotta Brennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Alternately frolicsome and homey, this is pleasant, but without the simple wonder found in Ezra Jack Keats's wintry classic, The Snowy Day (1963), as Peter drags a stick through the snow. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A rhyming poem for the very young contrasts the warmth of indoor meals and clothing with the snowy arena of outdoor play. Read full book review >

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I LIVE IN BROOKLYN by Mari Takabayashi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2004

"I-like-to-do-with-my-family genre, this is fine, but it doesn't look like Brooklyn at all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Takabayashi's latest starts out promisingly. Read full book review >

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I LIVE IN TOKYO by Mari Takabayashi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A painted map of Japan provides a frame of reference, and the final page includes pronunciations for the months, the numbers from one to twelve, and a few Japanese words and phrases. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Here is a charming—and accurate—introduction to Tokyo as seen through the eyes of a fictional seven-year-old girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUSH HOUR by Christine Loomis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"While adults may appreciate the irony (intended or not), and children will gain a certain amount of gratification from poring over the crammed images, the book imparts a sense of harried hopelessness that's almost overwhelming. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Rural readers unfamiliar with the pace of the urban rat race will be amused and enlightened by this excursion from suburbia to Manhattan as chronicled by Loomis (The Hippo Hop, 1995, etc.) and the astonishing Takabayashi. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO YOU KNOW NEW? by Jean Marzollo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"Despite these flaws, the book is fun to read aloud, and the illustrations are welcoming in their rounded simplicity and comforting pastel colors. (Board book. 1-3)"
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BOOK REVIEW

SMOKED by Mari Mancusi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Where there's smoke, there's fire. And dragons. And the end of the world. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
No one is immune to sacrifice and revenge, and sometimes even a vegetarian dragon can have a taste for blood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESSES, INC.  by Mari Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Lightweight, disposable fun. (Fiction. 9-12)"
News that YouTube star and fan-fiction hero Collin Prince will be a special guest at a comic convention sends Hailey, 13, and her three besties scrambling to finance a trip to Comicpalooza. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 27, 1996

"Correctness for the pre-law set."
A small order of leftist jurisprudence to go, by a self- described ``female Asian-American radical law professor who does theory.'' Matsuda (Law/Georgetown Univ.) collects 16 brief speeches delivered to legal and lay (mostly academic) audiences on her outsider status in the law, in academia, and in Clinton's America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A truly comprehensive overview of this hot health topic: sound medical information, practical advice, and the sympathetic support of those in the same boat."
paper 0-89793-271-4 Researcher Skelly and reporter Helm both suffer from fibromyalgia, and both had difficulties securing an accurate diagnosis and effective medical treatment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 1997

"But not everyone will buy into their communal vision of justice, which will remain anathema to unreconstructed rugged American individualists."
Responding to the current wave of affirmative-action backlash, two Georgetown law professors, each proud beneficiaries of the policy, stand as zealous advocates brooking no retreat. ``Our parents taught us that . . . the struggle to make a place at the table for ourselves was also the struggle to free the souls of those who would exclude us,'' write Lawrence (who is African-American) and Matsuda (Japanese-American) of their individual family legacies of political idealism and civil rights activism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLDEN GIRL by Mari Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Mancusi's engrossing tale provides a gripping glimpse at competitive snowboarding and a penetrating look at friendships within that context. (Fiction. 11-14)"
With a dad who is a former Winter X Games athlete and an impressive achievement record of her own, Lexi seems poised for the Olympics when a devastating snowboarding accident occurs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARRETA DE LA MUERTE by Mari Ulmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"The highlight may be the appended Spanish-to-English glossary."
Taos, New Mexico, gearing up for the revelry of Las Fiestas, suddenly has more con artists and killers than tourists. Read full book review >