Search Results: "Nick Bland"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY CRANKY BEAR by Nick Bland
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Good, not-so-cranky fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
How do you deal with a very cranky bear? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WRONG BOOK by Nick Bland
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2012

"A story is only as engaging as its storyteller; this winsome offering leads the way in one crucial area where many digital storybooks fall tellingly short. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
This short, imaginative tale simply wasn't meant to be but is so fantastically narrated, readers won't soon forget. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOME DADS by Nick Bland
by Nick Bland, illustrated by Nick Bland
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Pretty light fare to share with tots noticing differences among dads. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rhyming celebration of the way dads are different from one another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY HUNGRY BEAR by Nick Bland
by Nick Bland, illustrated by Nick Bland, developed by Wheelbarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2012

"It's an entertaining read that misses greatness...but just bearly. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
Two bears from very different places meet and bond over their love of fish in a pleasant-enough app that has a few clever touches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY ITCHY BEAR by Nick Bland
by Nick Bland, illustrated by Nick Bland, developed by Wheelbarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"What this app lacks in originality it makes up for in cuddly familiarity. Bear enchants, even wordlessly, and is coming into his own as an app star young readers will be happy to see again. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Employing similar techniques as The Very Hungry Bear (2012), which features the same titular ursine, this story about a persistent flea offers flashes of humor and a neat lesson about scale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICK & JAKE by Tad Richards
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Although occasionally almost too self-consciously witty, this is a rollicking good read."
Goofy, funny and full of literary in-jokes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

...AND NICK by Emily Gore
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Charming, encouraging, and delightful. Go, Nick! (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a mouse family of four nearly identical brothers, Nick always seems to be trying to catch up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICK PLAYS BASEBALL by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A gentle introduction to the National Pastime. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Nick and his teammates on the Little League Rockets prepare for a big game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICK OF TIME by Anne Lindbergh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

With its earnestly wholesome principles, the progressive little school in Alcott, N.H., could have been designed by Bronson Alcott himself; but despite the idealistic pedantry of its founder/headmaster (who prefers the title ``Fugleman''), what goes on among its eight pupils (who are markedly smarter than their ``mentors'' [teachers]) is farce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NICK ADAMS STORIES by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1972

"There are eight new stories constituting 40% of the book and extending its interest as unpublished rather than merely republished Hemingway."
A short preface by Philip Young explains the raison d'etre of this presentation of the Nick Adams stories which here are arranged chronologically and therefore provide a continuity — from child to adolescent to soldier to writer — and reveal the character developmentally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICK OF TIME by Ted Bell
ADVENTURE
Released: May 13, 2008

"Bell should have left this one in his sea chest. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The author of several Ian Fleming-style thrillers for adults reworks his lengthy self-published 2000 debut into a windy, labored and even longer doorstopper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: May 23, 2006

"Sensual and full of texture. (Fiction. YA)"
The wattage goes way up as two of the bright lights of contemporary writing for teens come together for an incandescent he said/she said night of storytelling. Read full book review >