Search Results: "Olimpia Zagnoli"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD BELONGS TO YOU by Riccardo Bozzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Ultimately, the book endeavors to send a message of hope and inspiration to its readers, but it ends up looking and reading more like a greeting card than a good picture book. Stick with Marla Frazee's Walk On (2006), Dr. Seuss' perennial best-seller Oh the Places You'll Go (1990), or even Sandra Boynton's more successful picture-book-cum-greeting-card Yay You! (2001). (Picture book. 4-7)"
High on style, but rather low on substance, this reads like a wannabe inspirational graduation gift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISTER HORIZONTAL & MISS VERTICAL by Révah Noémie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"Eye-catching though it is, it is unlikely to displace more traditional, warmer offerings on this subject. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Inspired by a photograph showing a family of three, the man wearing horizontal stripes, the woman vertical, and the child a checkered shirt, this whimsical debut picture book challenges the limits of ultradesigned books for children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"The incredible life of a formidable woman, fetchingly told."
Herman (Sex with the Queen, 2006, etc.) does her royal best with the fantastic story of a tax collector's daughter from Viterbo who finagled her way into a position of power at the Vatican. Read full book review >