Search Results: "Nicola Slater"


BOOK REVIEW

LEAPING LEMMINGS! by John Briggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Despite the alluring artwork, this is a half-baked tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lemmings aren't exactly known for their anti-establishment nonconformity, except for Briggs' Larry, or is it Mary? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAVE YOU SEEN CHESTER? by Andrew Murray
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Readers who still find this a little cut-and-dried can seek more nuanced relationships in the likes of Denise Fleming's Buster (2003) or Peter McCarty's Hondo and Fabian (2002). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Published far more intriguingly across the pond as Have You Seen Elvis?, this tidy tale links a dog and a cat who battle constantly, until the cat throws in the towel and leaves home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHIHUAWOLF by Charlee Ganny
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Nothing to bark about here. (Fantasy/suspense. 8-12)"
A Chihuahua who suffers from small-dog syndrome learns to be happy with himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARGARET WISE BROWN'S MANNERS by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Enigmatic, if not outright disjointed, and not well-served by these visuals. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Previously unpublished reflections on behavior, amplified and exemplified in new illustrations featuring a cast of cute, small characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGPIE'S TREASURE by Kate Slater
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The message is presented with a deft touch in this colorful and appealing tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
When a burglar bird goes after the object of his dreams, he learns a valuable lesson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 1991

"Persuasive, comprehensive, and precious at this historical moment."
An insightful, timely examination of the fragility of America's commitment to democracy, by cultural analyst Slater (How I Saved the World, 1985, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A balanced, interpretive progress report on a world-class business leader whose career story remains to be told in full."
A workmanlike appreciation of John Francis (``Neutron Jack'') Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAIR OF THE DOG by Susan Slater
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2015

"Dan's third appearance starts out strong but fades in the back stretch as complications pile on and coincidences pile up."
Insurance investigator Dan Mahoney (Rollover, 2014, etc.) checks out monkey business at a Florida greyhound track.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

USE YOUR IMAGINATION by Nicola O'Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Visually irregular but satisfyingly victorious. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wolf coaxes a rabbit into a "Little Red Riding Hood" narrative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLUFF AND BILLY by Nicola Killen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A little forced at the end, but young children will recognize the issue and require no encouragement to chime in with Billy's lines. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a bit of elemental relationship-modeling, two active young penguins play together until a short-lived huff brings a temporary halt to the fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADOWING:  HUNTED by Adam  Slater
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Reluctant readers, however, will be grateful for the low page count, and horror lovers will relish the bloody imagery and the genuine scariness. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Short and atmospheric, this first in a projected trilogy follows a boy who can see ghosts and the cruel, hungry creature that hunts him. Read full book review >