Search Results: "Michael B. Kaplan"


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BETTY BUNNY LOVES EASTER by Michael B. Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"This story's theme of self-reliance fails to adequately address keeping one's hand out of purses (and pockets) that belong to others. (Picture book. 3-6)"
That mischievous handful known as Betty Bunny is back for her fifth exploration of the boundaries of acceptable bunny behavior. Read full book review >

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BETTY BUNNY DIDN'T DO IT by Michael B. Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"Betty Bunny is a handful: a strong heroine who makes readers laugh as she learns a little more with each addition to the series. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An inventive plot and charming illustrations depict an irrepressible main character who continues to be quite a handful: Betty Bunny does it again. Read full book review >

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BETTY BUNNY WANTS A GOAL by Michael B. Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Betty fails to score with this underinflated effort. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Betty Bunny returns for a fourth entry in this successful series, focusing this time on scoring a goal for her soccer team. Read full book review >

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BETTY BUNNY LOVES CHOCOLATE CAKE by Michael B. Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Delicious. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A spunky bunny girl, whimsical watercolor illustrations and a laugh-out-loud plot are the key ingredients for this sweet and satisfying treat of a story. Read full book review >

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BETTY BUNNY WANTS EVERYTHING by Michael B. Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"We don't know everything about Betty Bunny yet, and her new BFF, the bunny doll she names Little Betty, might turn out to be a handful, too. More, please. (Picture book. 3-6)"
That boisterous Betty Bunny is back, and she's just as much of a handful as she was in her initial outing (Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake, 2011). This time Betty's focused on choosing a toy at the store, but with so many choices, what's a bunny to do? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Gourmet reading—rich in ideas, global references and amusing and provocative examples, served with great style."
The mother-son co-authors of Chances Are…: Adventures in Probability (2006) turn their considerable authorial skills and wit to human behavior, from our isolated cave-dwelling ancestors to today's globalized, interconnected world. Read full book review >

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This book constitutes The Report of the President's Commission on the Status of Women and other publications of the Commission. Read full book review >

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SKATING IN THE DARK by David Michael Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 1991

"These stories, one reprinted in the O. Henry Prize Stories 1990, are aptly elegiac—the fictional record of a sterile, childless marriage."
Here, Kaplan (Comfort, 1987) offers a collection of interrelated stories (marketed as a novel) that trace the coming of age, marriage, and divorce of a suburbanite. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Deftly written and well-presented; principals of any service firm will appreciate this treasure trove of useful intelligence for business improvement."
An in-depth study of what it takes to develop and maintain superior relationships with clients. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"An extensively documented and compelling call for reform, and a direct challenge to the conventional free-market wisdom."
Katz (In the Shadow of the Poorhouse, not reviewed) offers a bleak vision of the state of America's economic health by examining the erosion of welfare benefits in the Information Age. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE RACE by Michael B Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2014

"A gloomy, sometimes-alarming tale of alcoholism, one that questions whether a drunk can blame the drink or his own wickedness."
Jones' somber first novel is the story of a man whose alcoholism weighs on his own life and the lives of his family, particularly his teenage son. Read full book review >