Search Results: "Paul Rosenthal"


BOOK REVIEW

YO AESOP! by Paul Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Readers of Jon Scieszka's and Lane Smith's Stinky Cheese Man (1992) will feel right at home; only by comparison could the send-ups and book design of this one possibly be considered restrained. (Picture book/folklore. 7-9)"
Appropriately scheduled for publication on April Fools' Day, these nine fables spin away wildly from their Aesopian predecessors: A flea-bitten dog spares one of his tiny tormenters, who then returns the favor when the dogcatcher arrives; worms develop an elaborate Early Bird Alarm, but can't set it because they haven't any hands; a cockroach comes to a bad end after helping an ungrateful dog and cat get a bag of cookies down from a high shelf; having wandered into a previous fable, the wolf in sheep's clothing never makes his gig. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

X IS FOR X-RAY by TouchPress
developed by TouchPress, by Paul Rosenthal, photographed by Hugh Turvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2011

"While the haphazard nature of its subjects ('Drums,' 'Jack-in-the-box,' 'Whistle') make it less useful than a guide to the universe or a dinosaur encyclopedia, this is still an excellent plaything, built by artists who clearly know how to design with an eye for delight on the iPad. (iPad informational app. 4-12)"
More a showcase for the possibilities of iPad design than a primer on X-ray technology, this intriguing app is stuffed with lively activities and eye-catching visuals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOBO THE SAILOR MAN! by Eileen Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Endearing as a slightly exaggerated solo adventure with a stuffed animal—but then there's Earl, who adds a lovely dose of spice. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Willy—the small boy whose self-absorbed attachment to a household sock monkey is shared by Earl, the family cat—has grown into a more adventuresome fellow (I'll Save You Bobo!, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'LL SAVE YOU BOBO! by Eileen Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Endearing and inviting. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Earl the cat is back—hurray! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"It would roil Butler's immense ego to learn that—not 60 years after his death—this well-crafted study is even necessary."
A highly readable exhumation of the career of Nicholas Murray Butler, president of the Carnegie Endowment and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and almost entirely forgotten today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I Want to Know What Love Is by Saul Rosenthal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2016

"A meditative, if sometimes-overwritten, appraisal of compulsion and love."
In the absence of love, a man seeks solace in pathological gambling and literature in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"Illuminating, insightful, and informative—a piquant portrait of a renegade publisher."
How a tiny startup press rocked the publishing world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELENA OF THE STARS by C.P. Rosenthal
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"A decent coming-of-age story that gallops off on a wrong turn into the overgrazed fields of movie-plot land."
What begins as a spare, elegiac story of a girl, a grandfather, and a golden horse (have your hankies out yet?) veers into National Velvet meets Deliverance in this offering from California writer Rosenthal, author of three earlier novels (Loop's End, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"Written with what-a-schmuck-I-am wit, this is passable entertainment, a kind of communiqué from the Writers' Room."
The creator/executive producer of TV's popular Everybody Loves Raymond tells how he became the guy in command of a winning sitcom. Read full book review >