Search Results: "Night & Day Studios"


BOOK REVIEW

RICHARD SCARRY'S BUSYTOWN by Night & Day Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2011

"Simple, rewarding and fun, this print essential for youngsters grows even more rewarding with repeated exploration in this digital upgrade. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Based on Richard Scarry's book by the same name, the app is less a story than an interactive game designed to teach children new words while exploring the world around them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEEKABOO PRESENTS by Night & Day Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Utterly forgettable. (Board book. 1-3)"
The interactive app becomes a holiday board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT AND DAY by John Leslie
Released: April 1, 1995

"Not up to Bud's moody debut, though."
Doesn't anything new ever happen in Gideon Lowry's Key West? Read full book review >

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CAT DOORMAN'S LITTLE RED WAGON by Julianna  Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"Music lovers will enjoy this melodic story, which is a good thing, since they'll likely not forget the tune anytime soon. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Sing along with the classic children's tune as a giggly girl gathers provisions for a picnic with her friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GO AWAY, BIG GREEN MONSTER! by Ed Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2011

"A natural and seamlessly designed extension of a modern classic, certain to be more durable in this form than the easily destroyed paper original to boot. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Understated but effective animations and interactive effects boost a long-standing favorite into the storytime stratosphere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT AND DAY by Robert B. Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"The usual navel-gazing is fleshed out with sage reflections about the psychology of voyeurs, though no mention is made of readers who love the frisson of second-hand crime."
Police chief Jesse Stone (Stranger in Paradise, 2008, etc.) must have put the fear of God into would-be killers in his little town of Paradise. Now he's reduced to hunting down a Peeping Tom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SWORDS OF NIGHT AND DAY by David Gemmell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"Strong resurrection scene, crisply told—but, as Conrad might say of this series, 'The fog, the fog!'"
Few if any readers can follow the chronology of British heroic fantasist Gemmell's conjoined series, assembled under the Drenai Saga, which tells of Druss the Axeman began in 1984 with Legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 1993

"All the more impressive, then, is his satirical review of a calamitous series of cultural exchanges that leaves his Arab potentate bloated with borrowed power and utterly without grace or dignity."
The final installment of Munif's Cities of Salt trilogy, first published in 1989, offers still another view of the same historical subject: the corruption of traditional Arab values when Western allegiances substitute power and money for family and tribal loyalties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAY & NIGHT by Teddy  Newton
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Bland, studiously inoffensive and robbed of most of its filmic progenitor's artistry and humor. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The writer and director of the wonderful Pixar animated short attached to Toy Story 3 shows here why he should stick to films. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU NIGHT AND DAY by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"A generic addition to a thoroughly overcrowded bandwagon. (Picture book. 5-8, adult)"
This new entry in the "I love you SO VERY MUCH" genre offers grandiose rhyme paired to images of a small blue bunny and a slightly larger purple bear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The illustrations graphically convey the concept they represent, with clean appearing on a blank page, and dirty showing up on a smudge of ink and paint. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture dictionary of antonyms, one word to a spread, where each word cleverly converts to its opposite or near-opposite with a turn of the page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BY DAY, BY NIGHT by Amy Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"This unusual picture book will spark many questions from young children about the customs and lifestyles of their peers all over the globe. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Designed as a fundraiser for The Global Orphan Project, and dedicated to "the millions of children who find themselves alone," this book tells the story of a typical day for children all over the world, from getting up to going to bed. Read full book review >