Search Results: "Penguin Group USA"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ZOO by Me Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"This innovative approach proves that out-with-the-old isn't a prerequisite for in-with-the-new. The concept alone is worth the price of admission. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
An early reader from the 1960s gets an empirical facelift. Read full book review >

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THE ORIGINAL TALE OF PETER RABBIT by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 24, 2011

"By taking a kitchen-sink approach, Penguin has made a fine, abundant app that easily earns its official status. But there's a better app out there that makes reading the story even more enjoyable and that makes this one pale in comparison. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
While it's not the most elegant, magical app translation of Beatrix Potter's most famous work, this expansive edition throws in everything it can to reproduce and enhance the original text. Read full book review >

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POEMS BY HEART by Penguin Group USA
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 4, 2013

"A sophisticated, wildly addictive tool for avowed poetry lovers."
For whatever blessed reason, committing poems to memory appears to be back in vogue. Here, Penguin USA and Inkle Studios transport that impulse for learning verse "by heart" from the one-dimensional world of the page to the digital realm's multimedia expanse with a nifty app. Read full book review >

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CHOPSTICKS by Jessica Anthony
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"Though engaging, this app calls more attention to the medium than the message behind this wonderfully disturbing tale. (iPad book app. 15 & up)"
Multimedia collage tells the tale of a child prodigy's struggle with madness in this app version of the novel for teens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROUP by Paul Solotaroff
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 1999

"No high drama here, but a closely detailed picture of how tedious talk therapy can be."
With no claim to presenting a paradigm, a pro-talk-therapy journalist provides a close-up view of six articulate, unhappy individuals as they evolve during a year of group therapy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PENGUIN by Polly Dunbar
by Polly Dunbar, illustrated by Polly Dunbar
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"An attractively designed, child-appealing package. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this fanciful tale, a boy unwraps a gift penguin and tries to make it talk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 16, 1982

"All in all: familia material, sketchy—and unconvincingly didactic—treatment."
After a long stretch of portentous yet limp throat-clearing, novelist Delbanco (Sherbrookes, etc.) offers the slim substance here: three small, chatty studies in literary "collegiality"—all of them involving writers who lived in the same area of England (Kent and East Sussex) around 1900. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TACO USA by Gustavo Arellano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"Mission accomplished. Readers will come away not only hungry, but with a deeper understanding of the Mexican people and their cuisine."
An appealing cultural exploration of Mexican food in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC USA by Martin Jarrie
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 15, 2005

"EWSLUGp2004, illustrated by Ann Boyajian, is only the latest of several more reliable sources. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Using long, stylized figures on chipped-paint backgrounds for a folk-art look, Jarrie tours common US sights, locales and symbols in this alphabetical showcase. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS USA by Mary D. Lankford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Dugan's illustrations are bright and cheerful, with the cover showing smiling children waving American flags around a Christmas tree decorated in red, white and blue. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Lankford and Dugan have collaborated on previous volumes about Christmas and birthday traditions around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 1999

"It is illuminating, provocative, unsettling, dark, and disturbing."
A fascinating tour of the sexual fringes of our society, an inside look at worlds into which most of us will never seek or gain entrÇe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOP GROUP by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2004

"The proportions may be wrong, but there's something here for everyone: An affectionate peek at the workers clinging to Hollywood's lowest rung; campy sex; drama on the highway; and canny insights into the dynamics of family and friendship."
Best friends since sixth grade and now they're hitting sixty, these two foxy Hollywood working girls. Their friendship is the heart of McMurtry's larky latest, fizzy enough to keep the fans happy. Read full book review >