Search Results: "Read Forward LLC"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGICAL TISSUES by Eva Scognamiglio
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2013

"This story is shallow, and the interactivity is weak. Perhaps Arianna should use the remaining tissue to wish for a more substantive app. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An enchanted pack of hankies grants wishes to a sick little girl. Read full book review >

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DOUBLEBORN by Toby Forward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Nevertheless, with its gorgeous language and thoughtful themes, this is a book to be savored rather than devoured. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
Mirrors and magic collide in this third volume of a lyrical fantasy quartet. Read full book review >

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THE QUAYSIDE CAT by Toby Forward
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Gorgeous illustrations combine with the poetic language of the narrative to create a winsome journey. (Picture Book. 3-7)"
A wharf cat gets a taste of life at sea. Read full book review >

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KUNG FU PANDA 2 STORYBOOK by FrogDogMedia LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2011

"A motionless but gorgeous adaptation of a slick Hollywood kid flick. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Po the Panda is back to master Kung Fu, fight villains and, ultimately, discover the truth about his own identity. Read full book review >

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THE SMURFS MOVIE STORYBOOK by FrogDogMedia LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2011

"Make room at the bottom of the barrel for this smurforrendous (non)effort. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A smurfstonishingly bad tie-in to the recently released film. Read full book review >

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BABY COMES HOME by Luna Moth LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"Unremarkable and uneven—steer clear. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
When a new baby arrives, Dudley misses special time spent fetching and playing ball with his family in this brief, predictable tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY? by Toby Forward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"Anxious first-timers, of both the youngster and grown-up variety, will find Forward's comforting tale vastly reassuring. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Forward offers a unique twist on a familiar theme: the first day of school. Read full book review >

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VILLAINS BY NECESSITY by Eve L. Forward
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1995

"A frothy and ingenious debut, with an agreeable, mildly humorous streak, though unsuspenseful and too long by half; should prove especially popular with the teenage fantasy-gamer crowd."
On a world unsubtly named Chiaroscuro, Good has finally extinguished Evil; those few unregenerate rascals who refuse to see the light have their attitudes permanently improved by Mizzamir, the Good Elf Wizard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Well, would he? (Picture book. 4-8)"
A teasing similarity to Jon Scieszka's masterpiece, but without its enormous success. Read full book review >

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TRAVELING BACKWARD by Toby Forward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Illustrations unseen. (Fiction 8-12)"
Fanny's Grandpa is dying and her house is filled with the obnoxious relatives who expect to be remembered in his will. Read full book review >

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SATURN RUKH by Robert L. Forward
Released: March 1, 1997

"Thrilling speculations, sub-par dramatics: Once again, Forward's remarkable ideas run way ahead of his ability to express or dramatize them adequately."
Another sf venture from physicist-writer Forward (Camelot 30K, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >