Search Results: "Rebecca Morrison"


BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW CAB by Marcus Pfister
by Marcus Pfister, illustrated by Marcus Pfister, translated by Rebecca Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Taxi-loving readers will be happy since the tiny, yellow car is the hero, but it is a title a little too easily won. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A taxicab on an everyday run suddenly finds himself in the middle of the rain forest, where it is up to him to save the ecosystem from destruction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE'S NO ONE I LOVE LIKE YOU by Jutta Langreuter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Langreuter and Dahle's gentle story fails to cover any new ground, but readers will relate to Brayden's experience and perhaps develop a better appreciation for the comforts and rules of home. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this German import, a bunny is convinced that living with his friends will be easier and more enjoyable than obeying the rules at home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INVENTORY by Gila Lustiger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"An impassioned re-creation of the inexpressible horror of the Holocaust—and of the additional horror that comfortable lives went on while so many others ended unspeakably."
Frankfurt-born but Paris-dwelling Lustiger debuts with a pastiche-like novel of 35 short pieces that look into the Holocaust-era lives both of Germans and of Jews. The result has an unusual, almost stuttering quality, like an antique movie with a present-day voice, while many of the moments are fiercely gripping. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY IS THE SNOW WHITE? by Heinz Janisch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Humorless and illogical. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pourquoi tale about how Father Snow sought colors for the snow from the flowers is fodder for a father's winter bedtime tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHEETAH by Taylor Morrison
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"In a closing note, Morrison mentions that valuable cheetah habitat is being usurped by humans (without noting the cheetah's critically diminished gene pool, also probably due to human intervention) and the subsequent need for its protection. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
This excellent introduction to the cheetah touches upon all the salient aspects of the cat's life: its habitat, hunting tactics (including the enormous bursts of speed), family life, prey and nemeses, and, of course, its remarkable grace and beauty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BOX by Toni Morrison
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Nonetheless, it's a valid message, strongly made, and a promising children's book debut for the authors. (Picture book. 8+)"
Morrison and her son have created a rhymed parable—clearly addressing adults—about three children who are firmly, lovingly locked into a room-sized box because they "can't handle their freedom." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDFIRE by Taylor Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2006

"The Coast Mappers (2004) and The Great Unknown (2001). (bibliography, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Dramatic paintings of forest fires and a close look at the specialized tools used to fight them make this an engaging science and nature title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Gordon Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2004

"This might whet the interest of a budding naturalist, but may disappoint those looking for a field guide. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A pleasant and simple narrative describes the wonders of nature that can be observed, the author tells readers in his note, "in your neighborhood." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TSUNAMI WARNING by Taylor Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2007

"Older readers will relish the text and come away with a greater appreciation for the scientists who struggle to understand natural disasters in order to keep people safe. (glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
"Shaking ground, an exposed sea floor, and a loud roar are natural warnings." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POND by Gordon Morrison
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"A celebration of nature that can be enjoyed by all. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Superb watercolors and a brief but insightful text provide the reader with a detailed picture of a fresh-water pond and the changing plants and animals living in and near it, from winter to spring and back again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DROP OF WATER by Gordon Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"Carefully crafted and beautifully executed, this is a splendid addition to the science bookshelf. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
The drop of water on a child's finger may have begun in a rain cloud over a mountaintop, collected in a high forest stream, traveling down through bogs, woods, swamp, marsh and farmer's pond before continuing into the meadow brook the child explores. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT UNKNOWN by Taylor Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Still, this inviting presentation has certain reader appeal and might even inspire future paleontologists. (further adult readings, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Two hundred years ago, a farmer in upstate New York discovered some giant bones while digging in peat bogs. Read full book review >