Search Results: "Small Planet Digital"


BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON BRUSH by John  Solimine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2012

"With its distinctive look, a great drawing element that's actually appropriate to the story and a moral that values cleverness over power, Bing-Wen's app is as rare and magical as the dragons he loves to paint. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
The story of a magical dragon brush that can bring painted objects to life casts its own spell. Read full book review >

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THE INCREDIBLE CABINET OF WONDERS by Lonely Planet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Wonders indeed on every hand, not to mention rich inspiration for budding curio collectors and naturalists. (Informational novelty. 8-12)"
Stashed on shelves or behind dozens of lift-the-flap "drawers," a cornucopia of monsters, miniatures, and other marvels from museum collections worldwide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOOVER'S BRIDE by David Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"As usual, Small displays both sharp wit and a lively imagination, but this is flat next to his other books, which are mostly about the value of being different rather than its perils. (Picture book. 6-8)"
More rhymed foolery from Small (George Washington's Cows, 1994, etc.), with an ending that may seem cold-hearted to some, and subtexts that don't bear too much scrutiny. Read full book review >

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STITCHES by David Small
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Graphic narrative at its most cathartic."
Emotionally raw, artistically compelling and psychologically devastating graphic memoir of childhood trauma. Read full book review >

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RUBY MAE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY by David Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Sensible message; good fun. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A satirical parable, buoyed up by delicious visual whimsy. Read full book review >

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GEORGE WASHINGTON'S COWS by David Small
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Small (Ruby Mae Has Something to Say, 1992, etc.) may be on to a brand of you-were-there history that could yield some important understandings. (Fiction/Picture book. All ages)"
The night they drove poor George Washington into politics. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF JOHN HENRY by Terry Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"A rendition with the power, if not the distinctive style, of Ezra Jack Keats's John Henry (1965). (Folklore/Picture book. 8-11)"
Once again, Man measures himself against Machine, with results both tragic and triumphant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, REMEMBER ME by Bertrice Small
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Still, Small's faithful can't help but follow along."
Small's latest that picks up where Blaze Wyndham (1988) left off. Read full book review >

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ALONE by David Small
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1991

"Long-winded but affecting."
An earnest and occasionally hair-raising record of emotional hopes and defeats in the life of an American middle-class male, from cradle to, maybe, his final reward in a happy marriage. Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENCY OF RICHARD NIXON by Melvin Small
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 1999

"A valuably fair assessment, which avoids the extremes of rehabilitating Nixon and vilifying him."
Small (History/Wayne State Univ.) renders a carefully balanced assessment of a complex but accomplished and important president. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

Small is a former addictions therapist now practicing ``transpersonal psychology,'' a New Age psychotherapeutic approach that combines a cornucopia of ideas and techniques. Read full book review >