Search Results: "Michelle Sinclair Colman"


BOOK REVIEW

NOT THAT TUTU! by Michelle Sinclair Colman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Attracted by the little tulle tutu on the cover, little ones seeking a ballet-themed tale may be disappointed, but this outing will resonate with any youngster who has worn a favorite outfit to shreds. (Board book. 2-4)"
Taylor, with a recognizably preschool fashion sense, wears her tutu everywhere. Read full book review >

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FOODIE BABIES WEAR BIBS by Michelle Sinclair Colman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"More for smug foodie parents than real babies—but we already knew that. (2-3)"
The latest in the Urban Babies Wear Black series demonstrates a wry sense of humor, crisp, sophisticated graphics and a thematic approach that leaves its presumed audience of babies in the cold. Read full book review >

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JET-SET BABIES WEAR WINGS by Michelle Sinclair Colman
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Smug and irritating. (adult)"
Like its predecessors in the Urban Babies Wear Black series, this outing, although ostensibly aimed at one-to-three-year-olds, offers very little for its target audience but lots for grown-ups. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The light of Colman's bright prose brings these women to the front once again, and young readers and researchers will be astonished and delighted at their bravery. (bibliography, photo credits, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Using contemporary newspaper clippings and headlines as well as photographs that capture vivid historical moments, Colman offers an overview of a subject too often neglected in children's biography. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 3, 1995

"An important contribution. (statistics, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9+)"
With this year's flurry of interest in WW II brought on by a succession of 50th Anniversary celebrations, many will be looking for serious social histories to round out the study of this period. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2000

"A must-have for most collections. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A brief discussion of the development and persistence of gender roles acts as an introduction to this excellent overview of what it has meant to be a girl in this country, from pre-colonial times to the present. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Chronology; bibliography; index not seen. (Biography. 10-14)"
An informative, inspiring, and strongly sympathetic biography of a major feminist hero of the 20's, 30's, and 40's, especially effective in presenting Perkins's achievements in their historical context. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2010

"A wildly partisan paean to Adrià and a celebration of culinary wonders."
Saveur co-founder and former Gourmet magazine columnist Andrews (The Country Cooking of Ireland, 2009, etc.) chronicles and applauds the career of Ferran Adrià, a chef whose El Bulli restaurant became a lighthouse of innovation and experimentation. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Plenty of readers will want to sit down with this one. (Index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Colman digests information from the Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Information Bureau of Chicago, and a healthy variety of other sources, producing a juicy excursion into several gross but undeniably engrossing topics. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"With its brief, straightforward narrative, Colman's informative book seems to be intended for children, though readers of any level are granted a view of a phenomenon many have likely overlooked."
This second children's book by Colman (The Bald Eagle's View of American History, 2006) tells the story of the overfishing of cod off Newfoundland's coast. Read full book review >