Search Results: "Slap Happy Larry"


BOOK REVIEW

MIDNIGHT FEAST by Lynley Stace
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Beautiful, haunting and completely original, Roya's tale is a 12-course meal of intelligent storytelling. (activities, reading notes) (iPad storybook app. 9-16)"
An intricate, sophisticated and dreamy story of a teen's hunger for not only food, but the world she's built in her imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ARTIFACTS by Lynley Stace
Kirkus Star
by Lynley Stace, illustrated by Lynley Stace, developed by Slap Happy Larry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"The story perfectly captures Asaf's transition from a love of objects to a thirst for knowledge that goes beyond physical things. The app shows a remarkable sensitivity to this volatile moment and does it with style and grace. (iPad storybook app. 8-13)"
This beautiful, resonant story about the way we leave behind childish things (but never really abandon them) delivers a specific, potent experience unusual even for the best iPad apps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE LAMB IN AMSTERDAM by Joshua Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2014

"Worth its weight in florins, guilders or even Euros. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
This launch of the Wilsons' Tiny Tourists app series is an excellent first step to the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNSTEALER by Joshua Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Everyone should have an UnStealer in the house. (iPad storybook app. 4-12)"
A spooky gentleman with a Salvador Dali mustache comes to clear away those pesky un's that frustrate, anger and rob us of our confidence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHEWING GUM ADVENTURES by Alan Emmins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A memorably fine example of amusement and instruction. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
A piece of chewing gum by the name of Green gets an entomology lesson when he escapes from the pack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEBOAN AND SEEGWUN by Charles Larry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Afterword. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
An Anishinabe (Ojibwa) riddle/myth about the turning seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARTOON GUIDE TO CALCULUS by Larry Gonick
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"This is no idiot's guide to math, but it could be useful as a supplement to a standard course in calculus."
A tour of calculus from the polymath whose illustrated guides have illuminated a wide range of subjects, from genetics and sex to the environment and the universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ATTACK OF THE SMART PIES by Larry Gonick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Sporting an array of odd forms in the tiny vignettes with which this tale is sprinkled, the New Muses may keep their current fans amused, but they're unlikely to draw many new ones with this offbeat episode. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A zany premise and an equally off-the-wall plot keep this wandering tale—the first separate outing for characters with a regular gig in MUSE magazine—afloat, but just barely. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONTRARY IMAGINATIONS by Larry Callen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 1991

Dad left after the divorce ``a bunch of years ago,'' and Alex and his twin siblings haven't seen him since. Read full book review >