Search Results: "OhNoo Studio"


BOOK REVIEW

AMELIA AND TERROR OF THE NIGHT by OhNoo Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"This app gets so much right that it's a shame it ends up offering too much of a good thing. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
An attractively creepy-cute app gets bogged down in too many distracting extra features to tell a great story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STUDIO GRACE by Eric Siblin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Engaging look at the seductions of late-in-life creativity and a cleareyed account of the strange state of today's music industry."
Affectionate memoir of a second-career songwriter finally making a record, alongside a cast of music-scene lifers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Golden Age'' have rarely been so illuminatingly and insightfully detailed. (30 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Hollywood reminiscences, and more, from the quintessential studio system director. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ETCHER'S STUDIO by Arthur  Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A labeled view of the studio precedes a final spread showing each step in an etching's creation. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Aimed at readers of Douglas Florian's A Potter (1991) and A Painter (1993), and with just enough detail to hint at etching's challenges and possibilities, Geisert (Roman Numerals: I to MM, 1996, etc.) takes an opportunity to showcase nautical and jungle scenes as well as his more familiar rural views and pigs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STUDIO SAINT-EX by Ania Szado
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2013

"High fashion and high drama coexist in equal measure in this insightful novel."
Szado looks at the era when Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is in New York City working on Le Petit Prince, an era complicated by a love triangle involving his Salvadoran wife, Consuelo, and an apprentice couturière, Mignonne Lachapelle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Splendid, stirring stuff."
Another of those strange fiction/nonfiction hybrids that only science fiction seems to generate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE STUDIO 54 by Mark  Fleischman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"This unfettered tell-all will prove nostalgic for those who manage to remember being there and engrossing for readers wishing they were."
How drugs, sex, and celebrity shenanigans made 254 West 54th St. infamous on the 1980s Manhattan nightclub circuit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIXEL AND PARKER by Spinlight Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"With a longer shelf life than your average iPad storybook, this will nevertheless keep readers spinning for more. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)"
When a boy's cat goes missing, a world of possibilities opens up, all at the spin of a wheel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN THE TRACTOR AND THE LOST SHEEP by ZigZag Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2011

"A solid technical effort that suffers from a severely shorn narrative. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Like the sheep featured in it, this app may not seem quite so appealing if it were stripped of its fluffy, soft surface. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DO BABIES COME FROM? by Studio 158
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"Several print books address this same question in far better ways. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
A parent answers a young child's question, sharing about how babies are made and develop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WONDERFUL ABC BOOK by TinyMagnet Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Not really very wonderful after all. (iPad alphabet app. 2-6)"
This very basic ABC book features attractive art but lacks enhancements that take advantage of the tablet technology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL ANTICS by ZigZag Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Despite the beguiling title, give this one a miss. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Noisy, chaotic and overstuffed, this sheriff's hunt for small-time, mostly furry criminals shoots itself in the foot. Read full book review >