Search Results: "Silvia Knoploch"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 17, 2013

"A well-intentioned parable, full of big ideas but short on emotional intensity."
An exploration of reincarnation and spiritual growth, written by a mother and father who claim to be channeling their deceased son's words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 19, 2009

"Implausible but laudable."
A far-fetched book of poetry that nonetheless delivers a valuable message of consolation to those who have lost loved ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2008

"A touching exploration of life's possibilities which illustrates that death is not an end, but a part of the life cycle."
Inspirational afterlife memoir studded with messages for the living from a young man who has passed, as divined through his father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW SHOES FOR SILVIA by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Just right. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"Far away in another America," little Silvia receives a treasured gift from Tia Rosita (who's in the US)—fine red shoes, too big for her to wear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH DEAR SILVIA by Dawn French
Released: May 28, 2013

"French has a big, buoyant TV personality; how different from this dull, incomplete little story."
Will Silvia, who's in a coma in the hospital, ever speak again? If not, then her visitors, friends and family will help piece together her story, while also revealing their own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2014

"An unexpected, poetic tale, in which the medium really is the message."
This new version of Don Quixote is less an update of Cervantes than a comforting affirmation that our souls live on after we die. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Simply captivating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two cats find friendship in their seemingly opposite (yet, oh so similar!) lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAPES, RESHAPE! by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2016

"An imaginative counting book that also encourages shape recognition and vocabulary building. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Counting down from 10, readers view colorful, neatly stacked shapes with a hint of the rearrangement—into familiar forms—that will follow after the page turn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEAR, FAR by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Entertaining and mind-expanding. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Perception is everything as readers are invited to see animals from close up and afar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAPES AT PLAY by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2016

"Offers nothing unique in a market full of concept books about shapes. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Against stark-white pages, identical red triangles, identical yellow squares, and identical blue circles are arranged and rearranged into familiar items amid a text heavily punctuated with exclamation marks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON'T by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Artistic simplicity and visual play spark unfettered fun in this charming little book. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An engaging treat for keen-eyed readers, Borando's latest wordless concept book is a visual delight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT BOOK by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Interactive fun best enjoyed one-on-one. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What's it like to own a pet? Read full book review >