Search Results: "Pin Ho"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"Because the names, titles and governmental forms will be unfamiliar to most Western readers, the narrative can feel like tough going at times, but the authors weave a fascinating, dark narrative web."
A true-crime murder mystery from 2011 set in a remote Chinese city, with an outsized impact on governance of the vast nation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUESS WHO? by Jannie Ho
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Children old enough not to be frightened by masks should get a kick out of this. (Board book. 2-4)"
With die-cut holes for eyes and handles, readers can hold this board book, in its open state, up to their faces to create a variety of costumed personas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I GROW UP, I WILL WIN THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE by Isabel Pin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"While it seems likely that some part of the humor has gotten lost in translation—or, rather, simply doesn't translate well—the most likely use of this lighthearted story will be as a heavy-handed tool to teach good manners, a fate it doesn't deserve. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Sly, ironic humor and unusual illustrations make this translation from the German more likely to appeal to adults than to children—if it appeals at all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BUBBA LOOKS FOR HIS ELEPHANT by Jannie Ho
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Sturdy, engaging fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
This Tiny Tab book offers toddlers a playful interactive game of hide-and-seek with substantial, oversized tabs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GATHERING THE DEW by Minfong Ho
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"The author takes on this shocking slice of world history with the appropriate amount of detail and sensitivity for a young audience, but the difficult subject matter makes it better suited for more mature readers. (Fiction. 11-15)"
In this historical first-person narrative, Nakri Sokha, a 12-year-old girl living in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh in 1975, has her world shattered overnight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CLAY MARBLE by Minfong Ho
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Touching, authentic, carefully wrought- -and with an unusually appealing jacket. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Drawing on her experience with a relief organization on the Thai border, Ho tells the story of a Cambodian family, fleeing the rival factions of the 80's while hoping to gather resources to return to farming in their homeland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2010

"A beautifully designed book that combines Ho's sulfur diet suggestions with medical science, and offers plenty of recipes for readers to add to their cooking repertoire."
Ho's (Eat Your Way to Lighter Skin, 2008) new diet cookbook presents recipes designed to improve health and the vitality of the skin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"H.R. Giger meets Keith Haring, illuminated by the artist's engaging insight."
Part monograph, part manifesto, Baron's (El Paso, 1981) illustrated book presents an overview of his life's work creating "embellished fantasy images." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHILE WE WERE OUT by Ho Baek Lee
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Just as Carl does, Rabbit puts everything to rights again before the family gets home, but she forgets one detail: the 'evidence' she leaves behind all over the floor is startlingly funny after the sweetness of the preceding story and pictures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charmingly illustrated tale of a pet rabbit amusing herself while her human family is away will be welcomed by Carl the rottweiler's legion of fans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK UP! by Jin-Ho Jung
Kirkus Star
by Jin-Ho Jung, illustrated by Jin-Ho Jung
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Conceptually sophisticated; especially inviting for young artists ready to explore new visual angles. (Picture book. 5-8)"
What can sidewalk activity mean to someone high above on a balcony? Read full book review >