Search Results: "Randall Turner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"As it is, they have come up with a merely tepid true-crime tale. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A lackluster account of the murder of a swinging Illinois housewife/community activist, by a pair of Chicago Tribune reporters writing with the victim's brother. Read full book review >

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GROW UP by Sandy Turner
by Sandy Turner, illustrated by Sandy Turner
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"He also gives suggested ages as 4-88, which says it all. (Picture book. 4+)"
"What are you going to be when you grow up?" is the question that kicks off this career-minded frolic and what follows is one boy's epic response. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO BROKE THE VASE? by Jeffrey Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An interesting debut, one that may instigate discussion, emotion, and, yes, even laughs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A broken vase, an eyewitness, and a cast of improbable suspects lead to one surprise ending in this celebration of the whopper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO AM I? by Jeffrey Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"With full force of knowing right from wrong, readers will jump at the chance to chime in with the repeated admonishment: 'You are a rabbit!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rabbit with a madcap imagination pretends to be many other animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTO’S TRUNK by Sandy Turner
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"An overcharged solution to a school or playground problem. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Otto, the elephant, is teased continuously at school for his small size and underdeveloped trunk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAR BETWEEN THE VOWELS AND THE CONSONANTS by Priscilla Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 1996

"Next to books like Eve Merriam's Fighting Words (1992) or Bill Martin and John Archambault's Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (1989), the language play here seems clumsy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Only occasional flashes of cleverness illuminate this parable of warring camps uniting in the face of a common threat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OPPOSITES by Gwenda Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Still, an appealing book that will be useful in many collections. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 1-5)"
From New Zealand, a simple, attractive concept book that explores ten pairs of words in situations sure to interest the very young—``open'' and ``closed'' (eyes, mouth, door), ``round'' and ``square'' (glasses, cake), etc. Concise boldface captions (on one spread, ``hat on/hat off,'' ``shoes on/shoes off'') give early readers an opportunity to make connections. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 28, 2015

"This helpful guide for new landlords examines the management process in-depth, providing a personal touch and firsthand insights."
A manual delivers advice on managing rental properties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COOL CAT, HOT DOG by Sandy Turner
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"Good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A cat and a dog face off, each trying to one-up the other as it describes its own unique attributes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAMS OF THE DEAD by Thomas Randall
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"While a rather mediocre horror offering that tends to rely too heavily on plot to drive its action forward, it does incorporate many elements of contemporary Japanese culture and thus may appeal to those with an interest in it, especially manga fans. (Horror. YA)"
Newly transplanted to Japan, 16-year-old blond-haired, blue-eyed Kara Foster is a gaijin, or outsider. Read full book review >