Search Results: "Nancy Seitz"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I GROW UP, I WILL WIN THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE by Isabel Pin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"While it seems likely that some part of the humor has gotten lost in translation—or, rather, simply doesn't translate well—the most likely use of this lighthearted story will be as a heavy-handed tool to teach good manners, a fate it doesn't deserve. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Sly, ironic humor and unusual illustrations make this translation from the German more likely to appeal to adults than to children—if it appeals at all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTHONY AND THE GIRLS by Ole Könnecke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Illustrated with round-headed, Charlie Brown-style figures over a scant handful of words per page, this is nonetheless likely to have more meaning for readers who recognize its metaphorical level. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Originally published in Germany, a wry episode in social interaction is conveyed in deceptively simple art and text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND MOLASSES CREEK by Nicole Seitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"A nicely drawn study of two women whose lives are lost, then regained."
An affecting drama about the unmoored life of a woman whose infant was kidnapped 40 years ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TIMELESS SWING by Tom  Watson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2011

"An excellent visual reference that can be stored in a golf bag for use on the course."
A picture-heavy instruction manual from PGA Hall of Famer Watson that pays particular attention to improving posture and swing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TV (THE BOOK) by Alan Sepinwall
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A well-reasoned and engaging—if ultimately unchallenging—summary of the best television has to offer."
What should we watch? Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

HENRY AND THE VALENTINE SURPRISE by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Carlson's familiar characters provide a sweetly thought-provoking Valentine interlude for the early-elementary set. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Henry and his classmates find a heart-shaped box on Mr. McCarthy's desk, Sydney wonders whether "Mr. McCarthy has a girlfriend." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG, BIGGER, BIGGEST!  by Nancy Coffelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A solid addition to storytime, as well as to the shelves of English teachers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An ingenious treatment of not only comparisons but also synonyms and antonyms that all the while exposes children to some fantastic vocabulary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The illustrations have an appealing, surrealistic quality, but the caliber of the text is uneven. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bestselling author Tillman offers a dreamlike interpretation of the collective spirit that permeates the holiday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIVE LITTLE CHICKS by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Tafuri's oversized illustrations make this an attractive if unexceptional adventure, especially for the lower end of its targeted age range. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Big bright pictures and big bold print tell the story of the first day of life for the title characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU, LITTLE ONE by Nancy Tafuri
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A book for quiet times, for sharing one-on-one. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Six beautiful mother-and-baby animal pairs—some rendered larger than life size—and one human mother and child play variations on the theme "I will always love you." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DONKEY’S CHRISTMAS SONG by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Tafuri (Mama's Little Bears, 2002, etc.) once again shows her talent for creating memorable works for younger children with this warm and tender story on the offerings-for-baby-Jesus theme. Read full book review >