Search Results: "Sandy Turner"


BOOK REVIEW

SILENT NIGHT by Sandy Turner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Grownups will chuckle; children would probably like this more as an animated film. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A witty, wordless (in a sense) Christmas Eve tale from a New Yorker artist, featuring an indefatigably yippy small dog who goes positively ballistic when Santa drops down the chimney. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROW UP by Sandy Turner
by Sandy Turner, illustrated by Sandy Turner
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"He also gives suggested ages as 4-88, which says it all. (Picture book. 4+)"
"What are you going to be when you grow up?" is the question that kicks off this career-minded frolic and what follows is one boy's epic response. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTO’S TRUNK by Sandy Turner
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"An overcharged solution to a school or playground problem. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Otto, the elephant, is teased continuously at school for his small size and underdeveloped trunk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COOL CAT, HOT DOG by Sandy Turner
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"Good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A cat and a dog face off, each trying to one-up the other as it describes its own unique attributes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALES FROM GIZZARD’S GRILL by Jeanne Steig
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"The smelly-foot trope is a perennial crowd-pleaser, but adults may be won over more easily than child readers by these ballads. (Poetry. 8+)"
In three rhymed Old West tales, Steig casts a tough-talking but motherly Sheriff and a crew of wanderers who settle into unlikely occupations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GIRAFFE ON THE MOON by Sandy Nightingale
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"The carefully designed illustrations are a pleasure; the concluding surprise is sure to delight the picture book audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
At first glance, this American debut by a skillful British painter looks like a rather pointless collection of incongruities (``I didn't expect to see...a snowman on a very hot day...an elephant in a salad sandwich,'' etc.), even though the scenes are amusingly contrived and the attractive borders, composed of items that are (or might have been) in the illustrations, provide a matching game plus much to discuss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The God Nobody Knows by Sandy Harlan
NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 2016

"Carefully and thoughtfully constructed arguments about contemporary Christianity and the questions believers should ask themselves in today's world."
A debut book offers a meditation on contemporary faith and examines new ways of viewing God. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 1996

"Christie fans will enjoy; others may wonder what the fuss is about. (photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Admiring, sometimes cloyingly worshipful bio of New Jersey's governor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A thin piece that too often reads like a press release."
Television journalist Balfour (Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose (8), 2003) paints a laudatory portrait of the nursing profession, briefly sketches a public hospital in perpetual financial crisis, and looks grimly at the society it serves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 1996

"Separating wheat from chaff can be tiresome, but buried here are interesting nuggets of history and glimpses into the childhoods of Tibetan luminaries. (photos, not seen)"
A broad sampling of Tibetan Buddhist wisdom, as filtered through the ages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEARNING FROM UPHEAVAL by Bill Sandy
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Though chock-full of useful nuggets, the meticulous, chronological retelling of a long career can be tedious."
Sandy (Forging the Productivity Partnership, 1990), a retired CEO who had a front seat view of the automotive industry post-World War II, provides a thorough accounting of his role helping to shape the business of human performance improvement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF HERE by Sandy Asher
FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"With its inviting short- story format, like compelling snapshots of real life, this yearbook reaches far beyond Oakview High's graduating class. (Fiction. 12+)"
A bit of conversation here, a sighting there, a romantic entanglement resolved offstage between one story and the next- -this is the accomplished amble Asher takes through the hallways and classrooms of a typical high school. Read full book review >