Search Results: "Robert Rath"


BOOK REVIEW

UNTIL DADDY COMES HOME by Gary Metivier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"A superficial jumble next to Suzanne Collins and James Proimos' Year of the Jungle (2013), Jill Biden and Raúl Colón's Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops (2012) and the many other more acute takes on this essential theme. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Muddled intent and sloppy sentiment turn this soldier's daughter's vigil into a gooey slog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"An engrossing feast for the eyes and the emotions.

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A painter plumbs dark subjects—anxiety, loss, 9/11—with a deceptively simple and bright style in this lush coffee-table art book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RECHARGEABLES by Tom Rath
Released: May 5, 2015

"A children's book that imparts key lessons about health without forfeiting an entertaining story."
A sister and brother learn about healthier living through trial and error in this picture book. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford

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BOOK REVIEW

EAT MOVE SLEEP by Tom Rath
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Consumer friendly, pertinent, up-to-date and, for the most part, delivered in an easy-to-digest format."
Well written and scrupulously researched, this breezy guide lobbies for an all-encompassing approach to improving one's lifestyle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LINUS THE VEGETARIAN T. REX by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Though they may have fun with it, readers' attempts to sink their teeth into this story will find them gummed up with uncertain conclusions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This dino with a penchant for greenery means well, but his tale is clearly hampered by its confusing message. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAHOOLA'S SONG by Robert Anke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"A worthy-enough lesson in a passable package. An additional title at best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
All that glitters can turn a raccoon's head, but how much is enough? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER IN WHITE by Robert Sabuda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"The twirling skater is particularly impressive, but from the opening whirl of snowflakes to the closing view of a pair of doves tying the bow on a gift, this brims with seasonal joie de vivre. (Novelty. 6-8)"
As a visual bonbon for holiday giving or display, Sabuda offers a small, Christmas-themed stocking stuffer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN YOU DIG IT? by Robert Weinstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2010

"A prehistoric romp for the ages. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Not so much an archeology lesson (though Great-Aunt LuAnn Abrue does enjoy finding "fossil poo") but rather poetic musings on how dinosaurs and cavemen really lived. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOOD HATES YOU, TOO, AND OTHER POEMS by Robert Weinstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Definitely, as the closing poem puts it, 'Food For Thought.' (Picture book/poetry. 7-11)"
Addressing picky eaters of all ages and continuing to empower food the way he did in his Giant Meatball (2008), Weinstock offers a set of verses that are often as stomach-churning as they are hilarious: "If everyone hates different food, / Then couldn't it be true / That creamed chipped beef dislikes Gertrude / And liver gags on Lou?" Read full book review >