Search Results: "Sam Fisher"


BOOK REVIEW

SCARE SCAPE by Sam  Fisher
by Sam Fisher, illustrated by Sam Bosma
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Fans of spooky fiction and comics will be in a dark and happy place—especially when they learn there's a sequel due in 2014. (Horror. 8-12)"
Wishes can come back to bite you...especially when they're granted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TWISTED TALE by Carolyn Fisher
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers who find Causley's 'Quack,' Said the Billy Goat (1986), or Most's Cow That Went Oink (1990) a trifle sedate won't have that problem with this unrestrained solo debut. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Fisher punches up a well-worn plot with vivid language and swirling modernist art that incorporates an equally wild hand-lettered text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT by Eddie Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 1999

"Now that's talent."
The teen idol, singer, former husband of Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, and Connie Stevens, father of actresses Carrie and Joely Fisher, pens a tell-all memoir with the help of celebrity profiler David Fisher (no relation and co-author with George Burns of All My Best Friends, 1989, among others). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I CAN DO IT MYSELF by Valorie Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2014

"Ultimately, haphazard structure undermines a visually engaging presentation. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A series of colorful, photographed spreads provides visual instruction and documentation of various tasks and skills for child readers to master. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"This, in combination with the lack of a plot, will limit the audience, especially when said audience usually lets out a collective groan at the mention of word problems. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
A collection of unrelated illustrated word problems, this has potential among teachers and the parents of star or struggling math students. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BIG BROTHER by Valorie Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"A follow-up for big sisters would be a fine idea. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Written from the point of view of a baby brother, and ostensibly intended for the younger sibling, this paean to older brothers will comfort first-borns who may have trouble adjusting to a new baby, showing them just how much they mean to their newest family members. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN RUBY TRIED TO GROW CANDY by Valorie Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Ruby may have a sweet tooth and a green thumb, but unfortunately the result is less appealing than either. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What kid wouldn't love the idea of growing candy? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HAIR SCARE by Jeffrey Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Ending in mid-thought with an ellipse, this is likely to engender little response in readers beyond wild gusts of indifference. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Setting a new standard for inane self-indulgence, this aimless, incomprehensible effort from a graphic designer pairs an opaque plot to postmodern illustrations constructed, seemingly, from feathers and finger-paints. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BIG SISTER by Valorie Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The carefully worded comments, bolstered by Fisher's exceptional photography, convey a powerful message about the deeply rooted bonds that exist between an older sister and her younger sibling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fisher explores the feminine side of sibling relations in this companion title to My Big Brother (2002). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I'M FIVE by Valorie Fisher
ABC BOOKS
Released: July 26, 2011

"Cheerful, if not exactly essential, fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Fisher packs a lot—if not exactly everything, or perhaps not even some of the most important things—into this compendium of basic concepts for young children: letters, numbers up to 20, colors, shapes, opposites, seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Impressive and innovative. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Astonishingly arranged assemblages of toys and miniatures described by alliterative nonsense phrases are depicted in brightly colored photographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOOR IN THE MOON by Catherine Fisher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 24, 2015

"Engrossing and addictive. (Science fiction/fantasy. 12 & up)"
Past, present and future collide; science fiction melds with fantasy and historical thriller in the third volume of this genre-blending quartet. Read full book review >