Search Results: "Seung Ha Rew"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW DO YOU COUNT A DOZEN DUCKLINGS? by In Seon Chae
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Sure to be a favorite with elementary and preschool teachers; pair it with Ruby Dee's Two Ways to Count to Ten (1999). (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Mama Duck does some clever math when it comes to keeping track of her dozen ducklings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HA! by Scott Weems
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Many readers will squirm at the obligatory account of the author's effort at stand-up comedy, and they may roll their eyes at his earnest, if scientifically impeccable, advice for using humor to fight disease, make friends and influence people, but most will enjoy this stimulating overview of what researchers have learned about why we laugh."
Books analyzing humor are an extensive genre and invariably humorless. Despite a generous selection of jokes, few readers will laugh their way through this latest effort, but they will not be bored as neuroscientist Weems eschews philosophy in favor of hard science. Read full book review >

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HA HA, BABY! by Kate Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2008

"Indeed, Ma in red-and-white striped stockings, Pa in a fedora hat, Grandma in a fairy godmother costume and Grandpa in pirate togs should easily trigger laughs from little readers, even if baby refuses to smile. (Picture book. 2-4)"
When baby stops laughing, his funny family assumes something's wrong. Read full book review >

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AH HA! by Jeff Mack
by Jeff Mack, illustrated by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"The ecologically sound and emotionally satisfying ending is sure to please all ages. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In Good News, Bad News (2012), Mack experimented with minimalism, creating text from the titular phrases alone; here, he challenges himself to dialogue created from just two letters of the alphabet, doubled and continually rearranged. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PADDY CLARKE HA HA HA by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 1993

"A work of maturity and grace."
Irish writer Doyle's fourth novel (The Van, The Snapper, etc.)—and the just-announced 1993 Booker Prize winner: a story that depicts with remarkable acuity that extraordinary intensity of response that is at the heart of childhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACKY HA-HA by James Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2016

"A typical Patterson plot significantly elevated by its title character. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
A precocious seventh-grader tries to turn over a new leaf and end her term as the class clown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HA-HA by Dave King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"When he shrugs off the heavy overcoat of writing program metaphors—a ha-ha is a boundary wall concealed in a ditch, it is explained—King will be a writer to watch."
First novel about a man badly scarred in Vietnam, and scarred by it, who at last begins recovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD SAID ``HA!'' by Julia Sweeney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"Something seems to have been lost in the translation from stage to page. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A disappointing version of Sweeney's well-received one-woman, autobiographical show of the same name. Read full book review >

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LIFE ISN’T ALL HA HA HEE HEE by Meera Syal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Though the people drive the plot, it is Syal's exploration of traditional gender roles—and the difficulty of escaping them without rejecting one's heritage—that provides the center of this fine, well-crafted tale."
Second-novelist Syal (Anita and Me, 1997) offers another foray into the world of British-born Indians, this time a trio of women attempting to break the oppressive bonds of their culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 22, 2011

"Nestoiter's grab bag provides some unusual food for thought, though it can be a little hard to swallow."
Our fate lies not in our stars but in our feet, argues this self-help manifesto. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA'S HA-LA-LOO-YA HAMBONE by Joe Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Tongue-in-cheek fun. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A tall country tale involving dentures, beans, and an amazing hambone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANJING REQUIEM by Ha Jin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A matter-of-fact, plainspoken narrative that has a profound impact."
A historical novel with a timeless theme—the inhumanly human brutality of war and the attempt to sustain a life of compassion and grace in response to it. Read full book review >