Search Results: "Pat Cadigan"


BOOK REVIEW

TEA FROM AN EMPTY CUP by Pat Cadigan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"The murder mystery's well constructed and often absorbing—but AR is no different from VR, and the intractable problem remains: when anything can happen, how is it possible to care when something does?"
Near/medium-future cyberpunk yarn from the author of the paperback Fools (1992), etc., and numerous well-known stories. Read full book review >

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DERVISH IS DIGITAL by Pat Cadigan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Fascinating and brilliantly wrought—right up to the absurdly feeble, offstage resolution that brings readers back to, er, reality with a thump."
Another adventure for cyber-cop Doré Konstantin (Tea from an Empty Cup, 1998), now head of the TechnoCrime Unit policing software piracy and data theft. Read full book review >

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PIE FOR CHUCK by Pat Schories
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Fine for a read-alone but like dynamite for a read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-8) "
A pie cooling on a windowsill and passing miscreants of all stripes make for an inexorable combustion. Read full book review >

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TEN RED APPLES by Pat Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2000

"A welcome addition to the counting-book genre, Hutchins's playful tale is an edifying and energetic romp. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A farmer's bountiful apple tree is besieged by his hungry livestock in this lively countdown from the author of countless clever concept books. Read full book review >

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MY BEST FRIEND by Pat Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

"A deceptively simple story with real insight, refreshing as a bright spring day. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The narrator—a dark-skinned preschooler—describes the many ways her friend surpasses her: she runs faster, climbs farther, eats spaghetti neatly, can do her own buttons, and even knows how to read. ``I'm glad she's my best friend,'' the child reiterates; still, when the friend sleeps over, at bedtime her host is the one who knows that there's no monster blowing the curtains—only the wind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUSE AROUND by Pat  Schories
ANIMALS
Released: May 9, 1991

"An unusually strong debut. (Picture book. 2-8)"
There's plenty to discover and discuss in this carefully devised wordless story: A baby mouse, awakened by a dripping pipe, falls into the plumber's pocket to begin an adventurous journey that takes it out the door in the resident paperboy's doughnut and to various places around town before—having made numerous transfers (all unobserved by the humans) from one conveyance to another and survived dangers (including a cat and a garbage truck)—it serendipitously makes its way back, via an oblivious visitor's hat, to drop down the kitchen sink through the still-open-ended pipe, into its basement home. Read full book review >

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WHEN JACK GOES OUT by Pat  Schories
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Still fun, quirky and easy to follow for pre-readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
As a follow-up to Schories's previous wordless book Jack and the Night Visitors (2006), a boy takes his dog, Jack, outside and hooks him up to his leash by his doghouse. Read full book review >

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BUMPETY BUMP! by Pat Hutchins
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Good enough to make the stomach start rumbling. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The simple verse that accompanies a wheelbarrow-borne boy ("bumpety bumpety bump") and his burly grandfather as they harvest a garden is background music to Hutchins's trademark art. Read full book review >

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WE’RE GOING ON A PICNIC! by Pat Hutchins
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2002

"Hutchins's deceptively simple tale simply delights. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In Hutchins's (Ten Red Apples, 2000, etc.) latest, Hen, Duck, and Goose are going on a picnic. Read full book review >

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DON’T GET LOST! by Pat Hutchins
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"But, no matter: young two-leggers will happily follow these four-legged playmates into Hutchins's patchwork farmscape. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hutchins offers quick comfort for a common anxiety: securing parental permission for a post-breakfast ramble. Read full book review >

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WHERE, OH WHERE, IS ROSIE'S CHICK? by Pat Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Where have you been all these years, Rosie? Welcome back, and hello to your little chick. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Hutchins hatches a sequel to her 1968 classic, Rosie's Walk. Read full book review >

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PANTS FOR CHUCK by Pat Schories
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Ultimately, since Chuck ends up smartly eschewing the pants at book's end, the title even ends up seeming like a misnomer. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A beginning reader with a silly story that may or may not hold up to interrogation about anthropomorphic animals and story logic. Read full book review >