Search Results: "Sherry Rogers"


BOOK REVIEW

WILL ROGERS by Frank Keating
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"As it stands, without the necessary contextualizing detail to flesh out this most human man, most readers previously unfamiliar with the subject will find themselves no more familiar with him at closing. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
An attractive, heartfelt, but ultimately obscure picture-book tribute to the great American humorist and commentator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"If even a smidgen of the truth of Rogers's goodness comes through, Dadey's and Goto's efforts have not been in vain. (Picture book. 5-8)"
PLB 0-8027-8682-0 Will Rogers's legend may have faded a bit over time, so Dadey toils to bring him back into the young public's eye, mixing—just as she did in Shooting Star (1997)—real episodes with wildly preposterous events to amplify his persona. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROGERS HORNSBY by Charles C. Alexander
NON-FICTION
Released: July 27, 1995

"Alexander conveys an impressive wealth of facts, though his narrative seldom jumps off the page; nor does he satisfactorily explain how the game changed during Hornsby's career. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A thorough yet static portrait of one of the most accomplished players of baseball's ``golden age.'' ``I have never been a yes man,'' declared Rogers Hornsby in a 1950 interview, and this statement sums up his character. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILL ROGERS by Mary Malone
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1996

"No account of Rogers's life could be entirely lacking in color, of course, but anecdotes can't carry this glorified encyclopedia article. (b&w photos, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 11+)"
A feeble biography in the People to Know series that reads more like an impossibly expanded curriculum vitae than like a Life. Read full book review >

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WILL ROGERS by Ben Yagoda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 1993

"So immediate you can scratch a match on his boot sole. (Photographs)"
Clear as a Walker Evans photo: a biography of folk-humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935), who, like Cary Grant and Humphrey Bogart, grew into his mask, becoming the image of wry, genial common sense until his death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHERRY GOES SANE by Sherry M. Joiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"An affecting, honest memoir useful to anyone trying to understand life with psychosis."
In this debut memoir, a woman describes how she came to understand, treat and live successfully with her mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE by Pam Kapchinske
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"In a niche that includes elegant, realistic and natural offerings, this is cute. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Kapchinske's picture-book debut is a fact-toting trip through several food chains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURRO’S TORTILLAS by Terri Fields
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Yo,' as the jackrabbit says, 'Hare's looking at you, let's eat!' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Those looking for a Southwestern or Mexican variant of The Little Red Hen will find it here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEDUCTIVE DETECTIVE by Brian Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"A cleverly solved mystery that will get kids using their noggins. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With a combination of clues and logic, the Deductive Detective solves the case of Fox's stolen cake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN FOR ME by Barbara Mariconda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"An essential purchase for elementary teachers and libraries looking for cross-curricular books. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Rose and Ed learn much more than expected on their butterfly hunt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU WERE A PARROT by Katherine Rawson
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 10, 2006

"Backmatter includes more facts about parrots and birds in general, a make-a-beak craft and a page explaining the responsibilities involved in owning a parrot. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-7)"
Four young children find out what it might be like to have the feet, beak, voice and feathers of a parrot in this delightfully informative up-close look at a favorite feathered friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST FIRE by Nancy Kelly Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"An earnest effort but unengaging at best. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
An unsourced Cherokee folk tale tells of the origin of fire. Read full book review >