Search Results: "Piga and Ponda"


BOOK REVIEW

MILK GIRL by Piga and Ponda
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2012

"Though the folk tale and its moral are easily recognizable, the story itself is hogwash. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A modern adaptation of "The Milkmaid and Her Pail," this classic folk tale portrays the perils of counting chickens before they've hatched. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIBBIT! by Bender & Bender
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"An associated website includes color sheets and games. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Produced by a graphic-design company, this three-layered split-page gallery costumes a big green frog in expertly photo-manipulated human gear and clothing. Read full book review >

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PERIWINKLE SMITH AND THE FARAWAY STAR by John & Wendy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The cover, with its spray of sparkly stars behind a balletically posed girl will accurately and instantly tell susceptible young readers all they need to know about what's inside. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Another sugar rush from the creators of Periwinkle Smith and the Twirly, Whirly Tutu (2009), featuring an urchin with button eyes, no nose, a huge hair bow and an outsized fund of determination. Read full book review >

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RICHARD SCARRY'S BUSYTOWN by Night & Day Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2011

"Simple, rewarding and fun, this print essential for youngsters grows even more rewarding with repeated exploration in this digital upgrade. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Based on Richard Scarry's book by the same name, the app is less a story than an interactive game designed to teach children new words while exploring the world around them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLUG AND THE PADDYWHACKS by Scholar & Saint
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"Especially for an app aimed at young readers, it's a pleasant surprise that its subtext of loss and redemption is so resonant. So what if it's wrapped in an accessible, candy-colored package? (iPad storybook app. 4-12)"
A surprisingly deep story about freedom and rebellion wrapped in a cuddly adventure featuring space creatures, this episodic app so far is on the right track. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"Charming but somewhat wearying chronicle of a life well lived."
This collection of autobiographical scenes is equal parts family history, travelogue and romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CELEBRATION OF BEATRIX POTTER by Frederick Warne & Co.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Enjoyable perusing; best as an adult coffee-table book. (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
Alongside some of Beatrix Potter's own work, 32 contemporary author/illustrators each offer a testimonial and a piece of original art in homage to this grande dame of children's books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLORIA JEAN by Scott and Jan MacGillivray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"A must read for film buffs, and will hopefully stimulate further discussion of Gloria Jean's work."
The first full-length biography of a gifted film and singing star of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 24, 2008

"An intriguing verbal challenge that requires lots of patience."
A unique puzzle book takes word games up a notch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REIMAGINING INDIA by McKinsey & Company
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Thoughts on the Bollywood 'dream machine' and what successful Indian émigrés in America can impart to those back home round out this clear, illuminating study for all readers, business and academic."
From the proficient team that put together Reimagining Japan comes another concise, timely compendium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OCEAN by Fox & Sheep
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2014

"Less than ankle deep, informationwise, but all the color and movement should keep the Oshkosh set poking away for a while. (iPad informational app. 2-4)"
The focus is mainly on fun in three populous underwater scenes, but a few facts float past too. Read full book review >