Search Results: "My Black Dog Books"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BODY LANGUAGE OF VERONICA SUE by Kristen Applebee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2011

"Not yet an app to greet with open arms, but certainly worth more than a shrug. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
A plump and (generally) cheery frog models sneezes and sighs, giggles, slumps, growls and other common bodily signals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIOLET AND THE CANDY THIEF by Allison Keeme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2011

"Just the ticket for children seeking chills of the sort that stay well away from nightmare territory. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A Halloween caper (with deliciously spooky special effects) for a young sleuth and her trusty canine sidekick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITCHEMINA by Allison Keeme
by Allison Keeme, illustrated by Allison Keeme, developed by My Black Dog Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 2, 2011

"Clunky text and jarring effects in this cloying tale may have readers rooting for the weeds. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
A good little witch leaves her spooky family to find happiness in this saccharine picture-book app. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIOLET AND THE MYSTERY NEXT DOOR by Allison Keeme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2011

"All enhance the overall air of high good humor. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A relatively small number of animations and interactive effects embellish an engaging, sometimes laugh-out-loud detective story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Though not the only seaworthy adaptation around, still a hearty swig of pirate adventure—just the ticket to entice young lubbers aboard. (iPad storybook app. 11-13)"
Atmospheric sound effects and robust illustrations give this lightly abridged version of the classic all the extra swash it can buckle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Along with similar images, the photos are already available as greeting cards, games, calendars, and plush animals—but young dog lovers who just can't get enough will drool over this blatantly appealing gallery. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A gathering of relentlessly cute puppy photos selected from a commercial online archive and loosely matched to alphabetic captions: Beg, Eat, Fetch, Howl, etc. With a few exceptions, each puppy is a different breed (identified at the end); all are posed in close-up, against white backgrounds, and generally looking up from the page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST BASKETBALL BOOK by Sterling Children's Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"These simple, nonfiction titles are a nice way to get little ones interested in sports and excited to give them a try. (Board book. 1-4)"
This nonfiction board book introduces basketball concepts to the sport's newest fans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY WONDERFUL NURSERY RHYME COLLECTION by Silver Dolphin Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Overall, a delightful collection—priced so that it's easy to buy several to give as gifts. (Nursery rhymes. 1-4)"
Looking for an attractive compendium of nursery rhymes, songs, games, and lullabies all in one place? These 192 pages will deliver the goods, and then some. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. PUNCH IN THE ESCAPE by BumpBump Books
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 5, 2013

"Punch and his partner Judy drew enthusiastic audiences in the 19th century; his appeal to the 21st is likely to be considerably smaller. (iPad storybook app. 14 & up)"
A distinctly peculiar app retells a grisly Victorian puppet show. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 1995

"Highly romanticized and flatly told, but nonetheless informative. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) ($30,000 ad/promo)"
Another elegiac ``as-told-to'' autobiography from writer/photographer Erdoes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY AT THE BEACH by Sterling Children's Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Skip A Day at the Farm. A Day at the Beach is worth considering for counting practice, especially since it goes all the way to 20 when most board books stop at five or 10. (Board book. 1-3)"
A counting book from one to 20, featuring Starla the starfish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2007

"Bedside reading for Karl Rove wannabes preparing for 2008."
Why have recent US national elections been so close? It's the regions, stupid. Read full book review >