Search Results: "Norbert Rosing"


BOOK REVIEW

FACE TO FACE WITH POLAR BEARS by Norbert Rosing
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Pair with Dorothy Hinshaw Patent's A Polar Bear Biologist at Work (2001) for slightly older readers. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In this attractive addition to a new series featuring animals in the wild, a veteran photographer describes the polar bears he studies, including information about habits, physical characteristics, child-rearing practices and their endangered environment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CITY UNDER THE SEA by Norbert Wu
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"She has a more compelling narrative, employs larger, more arresting photos, and provides further reading and an index. (Picture book/nonfiction. 10-12)"
Wu (Fish Faces, 1993, etc.) describes the special world of the coral reef by day and night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BEAR'S CHRISTMAS by Norbert Landa
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The colorful illustrations feature a winsome blend of tenderness, humor, and keen appreciation for a child's boundless curiosity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young bear cub, Bertie, decides he wants to stay up for Christmas when his non-hibernating friends regale him with tales of snow, honey cakes, and a white-bearded man with gifts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT MONSTER HUNT by Norbert Landa
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Although there is an important lesson to be learned here, this picture book would've benefited from a bit more imagination. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This picture book by veterans Landa and Warnes puts a stale spin on a timeless lesson: There's no use in making a mountain out of molehill, or, in this case, a monster out of a mouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Students and young adults will especially value this accessible, personable work."
An impassioned defense of the Nuremberg legacy by California supreme-court judge Ehrenfreund, a former journalist at the war-crimes trials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 23, 2012

"Sparks fly in this fiery attempt to deconstruct Muhammad and erase Islam, if readers believe that fire can burn."
Pressburg attempts to debunk Islam and its founder, Muhammad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTARCTIC ICE by Jim Mastro
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"But buy it for the photos. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Perhaps because Antarctica is so impossibly cold in winter, most books about it focus on the brief summer there, with the sudden burst of life that it brings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BEAR AND THE WISHING TREE by Norbert Landa
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"Pretty insubstantial, but definitely pretty. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A British import, this gentle but didactic story offers a lesson about sharing, caring and the watchfulness of moms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SORRY! by Norbert Landa
by Norbert Landa, illustrated by Tim Warnes
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"The illustrations are vintage Warnes—sweet, warmly colored and evocative—but this book about the testing of friendship remains strictly ADDITIONAL. (Picture book. 3-7)"
New collaborators Landa and Warnes (who is often paired with Julie Sykes) have created a picture book about friendship, jealousy, arguing and making things right again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FISH FACES by Norbert Wu
by Norbert Wu, photographed by Norbert Wu
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1993

"Remarkably handsome. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-9)"
Celebrating the enormous and colorful variety of ocean life, a marine biologist and underwater photographer groups his splendid color photos by characteristics he points out in a concise text with a verse-like cadence: ``Fish that glide on fins like wings...Spotted fish, dotted fish/Fish with lines and stripes and waves...Red eyes/Green eyes/Great big pretend eyes....'' With snapshot-sized insets superimposed on creatively varied vistas featuring additional specimens and the lush blue or green of the sea itself as an out-of-focus background, his compositions are as interesting for their design as for the fascinating comparisons they present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Riveting portraits of the spawn of evil."
Employing a novel, gripping concept, German journalist Stephen Lebert re-interviews the children of prominent Nazis, and mixes the material with interviews conducted in 1959 by his journalist father, Norbert Lebert. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OCEAN IS... by Kathleen W. Kranking
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Many other titles, including Wu's own Fish Faces (1993) capture the undersea world's dazzling swirl of forms and colors—and for the broad view, Seymour Simon's Ocean (1990) is still hard to beat. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
The ocean is certainly more than this abbreviated glance at its flora and fauna implies. Read full book review >