Search Results: "Shireen Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

A PICNIC OF POEMS IN ALLAH'S GREEN GARDEN by Dawud  Wharnsby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"The more engaging musical version is available separately through iTunes and other distributors. You won't hear the typos. (Poetry. 5-9)"
Purposeful and saccharine-sweet, these poems on religious and secular topics take on new life on the accompanying CD. Read full book review >

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SNOW WHITE by Fawzia Gilani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Created for religious Muslim children, this may be of interest to institutions or families seeking such materials. (glossary) (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-9)"
In this version, the heroine is pious as well as pretty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLOURS OF ISLAM by Dawud  Wharnsby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The book's heart is in the right place, and readers who use it with the CD should enjoy it. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Wharnsby, a poet and musician, offers a collection of modern poems and songs for Muslim children everywhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEY, PRESTO! by Nadia Shireen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Distinct from run-of-the-mill argument arcs requiring apology before reconciliation, this alternate model provokes thought. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A magic act goes temporarily awry when a bossypants walks all over his best mate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YETI AND THE BIRD by Nadia Shireen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Striking visuals that combine compelling use of shape, page design and color successfully carry this version of an oft-told story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book about an unexpected friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD LITTLE WOLF by Nadia Shireen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Visually interesting, but flawed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Rolf, a good little wolf, encounters the archetypal big baddie, justice is nearly—but not quite—served. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BABY THAT ROARED by Simon Puttock
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Both cute and creepy; for those seeking relief from unrelieved sweetness in their children's books. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Some parents are blind to the faults of their beloved babies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB by Shireen Dodson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"It includes a number of brief essays by the children in Dodson's group, short pieces by authors and teachers stressing the value of such groups, and reading lists provided by a variety of noted authors."
Searching for a way to ``spend some special time'' with her nine-year-old daughter that would ``help us understand each other better,'' Dodson, the assistant director of the Smithsonian Institution's Center for African American History and Culture, hit upon the idea of forming a book club composed of mothers and their young daughters, who would work together to generate a reading list and then gather regularly to discuss what they had read. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOING FOR OYSTERS by Jeanie Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"To include a glossary. (Picture book. 5-10)"
An affectionate picture of Australia's aboriginal people on a traditional outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >