Search Results: "Philip Keith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A respectful account of a battle that was 'a perfect microcosm of what the Vietnam War was becoming in the early days of Vietnamization.'"
The propulsive history of American soldiers under siege in the last days of the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2012

"Military buffs will take it in stride, but Americans accustomed to 30 years of campaigns in which a single soldier's death is news and more than one makes the front page will squirm to read that in the typical war, men die en masse."
A fine, precisely detailed record of an obscure but nasty battle in Vietnam in which heroism was forgotten even more quickly than the war itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHINING STAR by Philip Bailey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"An energetic memoir about a complex individual and his music."
Earth, Wind & Fire lead singer Bailey recounts his groovy life at the center of one of the most influential bands ever to don gold lamé capes and platform boots. Read full book review >

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MY OCTOPUS ARMS by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Though a little on the bland side, this effort should reassure little ones resting in the human arms of favorite story readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who hasn't occasionally wished for more than two hands (or arms) in order to simultaneously accomplish all that one needs to? Read full book review >

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HICKORY DICKORY DOCK by Keith Baker
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A great addition to the collection of 'singing' books, with the added bonus of helping readers practice counting and time-telling skills. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The familiar nursery rhyme gains new verses in this latest from Baker, who rounds out the rest of the mouse's busy hours. Read full book review >

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MORE MR. AND MRS. GREEN by Keith Baker
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

The big-hearted alligators introduced in Meet Mr. and Mrs. Green (2002, but reformatted as an easy reader, too) return for three more feel-good episodes. Mr. Green catches fish after fish, leaving Mrs. Green "frustrated and fishless" until he shares his secret bait: jellybeans. Read full book review >

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COCK-A-DOODLE MOOOO! by Keith DuQuette
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Not only does this make an inviting lead-in to Peter Sís's similar flights of fancy in Jack Prelutsky's Scranimals (2002), but may well induce young viewers to take up DuQuette's invitation, and craft a few 'mythical' animals of their own. (Picture book. 7-11)"
Between portraits of a griffin, cockatrice, and other portmanteau creatures from world folklore, DuQuette sandwiches a dozen big, precisely detailed, fanciful hybrids of his own, from a furred-and-feathered "Cooster" (cow rooster) perched on a—fortunately sturdy—fence rail, to a coterie of fluffy pink "Squoodles" (squid poodle) drifting elegantly through turquoise waters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUACK AND COUNT by Keith Baker
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Children will regretfully wave goodbye as the ducks fly off in neat formation at the end of this brief, painless introduction to several basic math concepts. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Baker (Big Fat Hen, 1994, etc.) engages in more number play, posing ducklings in every combination of groups, e.g., "Splashing as they leap and dive/7 ducklings, 2 plus 5." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDE AND SNAKE by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"(Picture book. 3-8)"
Hidden among other patterns as repetitive and brightly colored as his own variegated stripes, a snake challenges readers to discover him in one picture after another: "I'm playing with toys / twisting `round vases, / weaving through baskets, / and tangling with laces.'' The text doesn't add much here, but Baker's bold, handsomely stylized art is sure to amuse with its many clever pseudo-snakes and intriguing camouflages of the real one. Read full book review >

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TOUGH GUYS HAVE FEELINGS TOO by Keith Negley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Though it doesn't exactly topple stereotypes or delve deep into questions of gender identity, Negley's debut is nonetheless sincere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The title says it all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MONSTERATOR by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A true, monstrous success! (Picture book. 5-9)"
A been-there-done-that just-try-to-impress-me boy gets his wish to "be something screamingly scary. / Something fanged and foul and terribly hairy!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

1-2-3 PEAS by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"Whether they're counting scores of peas, enjoying the rhymes and puns or relishing the funny visual quirks, families are sure to devour Baker's latest winner. Totally ap-pea-ling! (Picture book. 3-7)"
After an alphabetical, rhyming tour de force (LMNO Peas, 2010), Baker's energetic pea pack is back—this time, to count by ones and 10s. Read full book review >