Search Results: "Red Nose Studio"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET SUBWAY by Shana Corey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Absolutely wonderful in every way. (author's note, bibliography, Web resources) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A long-forgotten chapter in New York City history is brilliantly illuminated. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES THE GARBAGE BARGE! by Jonah Winter
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A fantastic combination of text and image, this is sure to give the barge and story the infamy they deserve for a generation far too young to recall either the actual incident or the bad old days before we all recycled. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A stinky story never seemed so sweet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME by Jennifer LaRue Huget
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Kids may not pick up on much practical advice for their own escapes, but at least they'll be able to enjoy this boy's truncated journey. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's always good to have a guide when trying something new, even if that means writing it yourself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2000

"The collection as a whole will delight anyone who loves baseball's past and takes an interest in its future."
Pulitzer Prize-winning Smith (who died in 1982) was a legendary voices in American sports journalism—particularly in baseball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN THE TRACTOR AND THE LOST SHEEP by ZigZag Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2011

"A solid technical effort that suffers from a severely shorn narrative. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Like the sheep featured in it, this app may not seem quite so appealing if it were stripped of its fluffy, soft surface. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DO BABIES COME FROM? by Studio 158
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"Several print books address this same question in far better ways. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
A parent answers a young child's question, sharing about how babies are made and develop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WONDERFUL ABC BOOK by TinyMagnet Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Not really very wonderful after all. (iPad alphabet app. 2-6)"
This very basic ABC book features attractive art but lacks enhancements that take advantage of the tablet technology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMELIA AND TERROR OF THE NIGHT by OhNoo Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"This app gets so much right that it's a shame it ends up offering too much of a good thing. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
An attractively creepy-cute app gets bogged down in too many distracting extra features to tell a great story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL ANTICS by ZigZag Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Despite the beguiling title, give this one a miss. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Noisy, chaotic and overstuffed, this sheriff's hunt for small-time, mostly furry criminals shoots itself in the foot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY MIND by Phoebe Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2011

"Far short of zen-sational. (iPad therapeutic app. 6-8)"
A low-rent road to quick inner serenity with drifty Japanese-style flute music to speed the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PIPE FOR FEBRUARY by Charles H. Red Corn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Thematically rich, but with cardboard characters."
Red Corn's debut, the 44th volume in the American Indian Literature Series, is an unusual but flat tale of oil wealth and a string of mysterious fatal accidents among the Osage tribe in the 1920s. Read full book review >