Search Results: "Pat Stephens"


BOOK REVIEW

PAT THE CAT by Jacqui Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 22, 2011

"This irresistible app gets everything right, proving that simplicity is sometimes best. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
Based on the picture book of the same name, this charming app is a flawless combination of music, sound effects, narration and interactive elements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAT-A-CAKE by Mary Brigid Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"With its companion title, a playful romp in a please-touch-and-explore world. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Moving on from baked goods, a diverse group of toddlers pat everything from an acorn to a puddle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Good, maybe the best available on the subject, but not great. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This entry in a long-running series on animal behavior (Animals and Their Young, 2003; Animals Eating, 2001, etc.) suffers more from lack of organization than does its predecessors, but still offers plenty of fascinating facts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW ANIMALS EAT by Pamela Hickman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Despite the disappointing absence of a glossary or other backmatter, this is worth considering as a supplement or alternative to D.M. Souza's photographically illustrated Look What Mouths Can Do (2006). (Easy reader/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Aimed at recently literate young naturalists, this gallery of animal mouths, tongues and teeth makes the connection between diet and dentifrice, while introducing a light load of special terminology like "scavenger" and "chameleon." Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"First-rate: a terrific addition to any library, including the one in your home. (Nonfiction.7-11)"
The duo that produced Animals in Motion (2000)and Animals Eating (2001) returns with a look at animal babies—how some begin as eggs, including puffins, frogs, and platypuses, and how others, such as koalas, giraffes, walruses, and sloths, are born live. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It's standard assignment fare, but budding naturalists will be fascinated by the array of nests and burrows, traps and courting stages, tricks and tools. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
With dozens of specific examples (unfortunately, more than Stephens actually depicts), Kaner (Animal Defenses, not reviewed, etc.) shows how animals, mostly smaller ones, "work"—building housing, gathering and storing food, attracting a mate, and protecting their young. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"The author and illustrator do provide a splendid look at animal adaptation for movement. (index) (Nonfiction, 812)"
Nature writer Pamela Hickman (My First Look at Nature series) provides a closer look at the special anatomical features that help animals run, walk, swim, and fly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAVERS by Deborah Hodge
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Beaver signs, such as tracks, tree stumps, or scent mounds, will aid young observers in the wild; a glossary of terms completes this thorough examination. (map, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
This entry in the Wildlife series features concise, clearly organized facts corraled into brief, dual-page chapters about North America's largest rodent, the beaver. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"This important topic deserves a more thoughtful treatment. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
"If you were an animal and moved to a new home, you would have migrated," says Kaner in her introduction, then proceeds using this imprecise definition to describe movements of lemmings, whales, terns, dragonflies, butterflies, salmon, eels, newts, sea turtles and more. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Seasoned with well-chosen examples and scientific terms, this clear, non-technical study will afford plenty of food for thought—though the lack of a book or Web site list will give readers hoping for leads to further information a bone to pick with the author. (index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Another child-friendly nature book from the team that offered Animals in Motion (2000), this one has added bite. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAT AND DICK by Will Swift
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A model of well-documented revisionist history."
The marriage of Richard and Pat Nixon undergoes sharp analysis by Swift, a formally trained psychologist and first-family historian (The Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Storm: A Thousand Days in London, 1938-1940, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAT THE BUNNY by Dorothy Kunhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2011

"While adults who grew up with this book might be disappointed by the app's textural limitations, children will enjoy interacting with the familiar characters. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
Pat the bunny these days and he feels just as soft as ... an iPad? Read full book review >