Search Results: "Simon Scales"


BOOK REVIEW

MONSTERS by Elizabeth Spurr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"In short: monstrously dreadful. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Awkward rhymes, predictable situations and muddy illustrations combine to create a didactic look at bad behavior. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2009

"The writing is uneven, but the author makes a solid case for a rare and wondrous creature."
A window into the life of an enticing marine animal "so strange and yet so perfectly pleasing." Read full book review >

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SPIRALS IN TIME by Helen Scales
NON-FICTION
Released: July 21, 2015

"An enchanting, accessible tour of the seashell and its place and purpose within the natural world."
British marine biologist Scales (Poseidon's Steed: The Story of Seahorses, from Myth to Reality, 2009) reinvigorates conchology and the lost art of seashell appreciation.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"A recommended biography that offers a welcome addition to the roster of lesser-known, pioneer African-American educators."
A biography of the remarkable African-American educator William Johnson Trent (1873-1963) that gives readers a close look at the tumultuous times of his long life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE FLIES SOUTH by Simon James
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"These unflappable characters provide likable, positive role models for readers young and old, who may then enjoy sharing Mordicai Gerstein's Leaving the Nest (2007), in which several species spread their wings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Helicopter moms have not fared well in print—until now. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ONE STEP by Simon James
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Totally charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Make Way for . . . Read full book review >

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DEAR MR. BLUEBERRY by Simon James
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

A sweet, rather fey exchange of letters between Emily, who reports seeing a whale in her small goldfish pond, and her teacher, who assures her (politely, then ``forcibly'') that she must be mistaken. Read full book review >

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ROBOT ZOMBIE FRANKENSTEIN! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Yet in an era in which electronics are always one-upping one another in the global market, it's nice to see a picture-book equivalent that ends with the consumption of delicious desserts. Apple and PC, take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Competitive pals get into a war of escalating ridiculousness in this amusing if visually stunted tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER ACROSS AMERICA by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 1994

"A book smart enough to be kept on the reference shelf, but with photos that tempt you to tear them out and frame them. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
Simon (Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids, p. 995, etc.) has written a lively and informative text as a companion to his Autumn Across America (1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REX by Simon James
by Simon James, illustrated by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A cozy bit of new-family making—perhaps better not taken too literally. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Single parenting, T. Rex style. Read full book review >