Search Results: "Nola Buck"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW A BABY GROWS by Nola Buck
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1998

"With cozy scenes situated on soft backgrounds featuring cherubic babies in all moods frolicking about, this book will be a favorite for lap-sharing. (Board book. 1-2)"
Sing-song rhythms and simple verse make this entry in the Growing Tree series an ideal read-aloud for the very young. Read full book review >

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OH, CATS! by Nola Buck
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"It can't be easy to make so few words add up to so much fun, but Buck and Westcott have done it. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A book that is a pleasure to read once and again—Buck (Sid and Sam, p. 65, etc.) scores with this entry in the My First I Can Read Book series. Read full book review >

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SID AND SAM by Nola Buck
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 1996

"The whole endeavor runs to blatant exaggeration, but the effect is distinctly childlike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sid and Sam sing a song. Read full book review >

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HEY, LITTLE BABY! by Nola Buck
Released: March 30, 1999

"The illustrations, executed with a fine, loose drawing style, portray a chaotic but normal, believable household with modern, identifiable objects and scenarios. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In facile rhyme, a preschooler lists all the things she can do: "I can dress myself in my very own clothes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TILL'S CHRISTMAS by Nola Thacker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Most disconcerting, the setting is Alabama, but there is no mention of mixed colors in school or community—even though cultural conflict is a theme here.(Fiction. 8-12)"
Till, 11, is horrified when her mother invites an old school chum and her daughter Deirdre, who is Till's age, for Christmas. Read full book review >

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THE OREGON TRAIL by Rinker Buck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 2015

"By turns frankly hilarious, historically elucidating, emotionally touching, and deeply informative."
A crazy whim of a trip on a covered wagon turns into an inspired exploration of American identity. Read full book review >

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HURRY UP, ILUA! by Nola Helen Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Girl power and sibling affection combine with the far north setting for a sweetly memorable tale. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young Arctic ground squirrel enjoying the last few moments of sunshine risks being caught outside when winter falls. Read full book review >

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Excuse Me...I'm Not Dead Yet! by Nola Rocco
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"An engaging novel about one woman's journey from faded to fabulous."
Rocco (The Hollywood Facelift, 1995) offers a kind of Sex and the City for the baby boomer generation in this highly amusing and surprisingly clever romantic comedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 3, 2005

"An over-the-top but funny attack on some meaty targets."
America's cult of psychotherapy combines with its cult of celebrity to create a monster in this amusing if heavy-handed satire. Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF ILLUSION by Joan Juliet Buck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"An overlong but relentlessly candid and often absorbing account of a complex life spent in and out of the fashion spotlight."
The essayist, critic, novelist, and former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue reflects on the triumphs and excesses of her fashionable past. Read full book review >