Search Results: "Square Igloo"


BOOK REVIEW

ZOE'S GREEN PLANET by Nathalie Tousnakhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2013

"A simple story about planet-crossed friendship but one in which the eye-catching artwork both accounts for and counteracts much of the colorful charm. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
Two little girls from planets which are different in only one big way become friends in this visually striking app. Read full book review >

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BLUE BERNARD by Nathalie Tousnakhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2013

"Bernard's story alone is lovely to look at with too few shades between its primary hues. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
The second in an app series called Colorful World, this follow-up to Zoe's Green Planet (2013) follows Bernard, who is "blue from head to toe" on an all-pink planet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BYRD & IGLOO by Samantha Seiple
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Man and dog versus nature is a good read, but this one needs better navigation. (index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Framing an explorer's expeditions from the viewpoint of a sidekick pet can engage readers, so long as the animal is not overly humanized. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCOTT'S SUBMARINE by Square Igloo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2011

"Despite minor flubs in the English translation ('The crab is a crustacea [sic] with 10 legs'), this is a voyage worth taking. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
Unusual interactive features and visual effects give this undersea jaunt a glossy digital sheen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HAUNTED IGLOO by Bonnie Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, Jean-Paul's successful rites of passage may strike a response in readers who enjoyed Gardiner's Stone Fox (1980), or may lead them into Paulsen's Dogsong (1985) and Woodsong (1990). (Fiction. 8-12)"
Small for his age and lame, Jean-Paul, ten, is almost overwhelmed by life in the remote Alaskan wilderness where his father has been working for two years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUILDING AN IGLOO by Ulli Steltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Despite that, Steltzer's text, photographs, and subject compel the imagination. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
With only a saw and a knife for tools, Tookillkee and his son Jopee build an igloo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TACKY AND THE HAUNTED IGLOO by Helen Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"Halloween has not been as shivery, silly, and satisfying as in this polar romp. (Picture book. 4-8)"
While his friends busy themselves getting the igloo ready for Halloween, Tacky the Penguin is less than helpful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 16, 1996

"Sheer entertainment, as fascinating as it is charming. (40 line drawings)"
Tender, anecdotal glimpses of life in the far Canadian north at mid-20th century, from a prolific novelist (Running West, 1990, etc.) and artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SQUARE PEG by Orrin Hatch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"As well as sincere fidelity to the right wing, this introduction to the political arts is characterized by straightforwardness and considerable wit. No ghostwriter indicated."
A member of America's most exclusive club offers an earnest view from a career of public service. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDFORD SQUARE by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Only the solution, coming a few quick breaths before the last page, is a letdown. (Mystery Guild main selection; author tour)"
The latest grand address to suffer the blight of Victorian crime is General Brandon Balantyne's house in Bedford Square, whose doorstep, one early morning in 1891, is adorned with a cooling corpse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIBERTY SQUARE by Katherine V. Forrest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Written like a reunion journal itself—lots of can-you-top- this horror stories about the war to wade through—but Kate eventually comes up with satisfying answers to all those riddles, especially the last."
Kate Delafield, LAPD (Murder by Tradition, not reviewed), didn't even want to attend the 25th reunion of her Marine Corps unit's Vietnam stint, but since she was in Washington anyway for a training seminar, she let her lover Aimee Grant check her into the Inn at Liberty Square, where the festivities are to begin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAN SQUARE by Curtis Hibbler
Released: July 25, 2014

"A no-frills primer aimed squarely at a socially conservative Christian readership."
A concise guide for women who want to understand their men. Read full book review >