Search Results: "Steve Antony"


BOOK REVIEW

BETTY GOES BANANAS by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"Teachers and parents of short-fused toddlers will read this over and over. Serve with bananas. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Betty's hunger gets the better of her when she faces a banana she cannot open. Read full book review >

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GREEN LIZARDS VS. RED RECTANGLES by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A visually entertaining story of war and peace. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The green lizards and the red rectangles are at war, but neither can defeat the other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN'S HAT by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Happily close to the most recent royal birth, this whimsical, British-themed picture book provides a kidcentric introduction to the geography of London and a great opportunity for spontaneous counting and observation activities. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Pursued by a corgi sporting an argyle vest, a cartoonish queen figure runs through London chasing her hat, which is being whisked away by a strong breeze. Read full book review >

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PLEASE, MR. PANDA by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Simple yet funny enough for multiple readings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The essential words are right in the title—and somehow forgotten by all but one of the animals offered a selection of brightly colored doughnuts. Read full book review >

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I'LL WAIT, MR. PANDA by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Certainly young readers will find Mr. Panda funny, will be tickled at the hyperbole, and may find the idea of a huge doughnut delectable to contemplate while waiting for their own surprises. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A penguin is rewarded for patience. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN'S HANDBAG by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A jolly British lark but with somewhat limited educational value. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a second wacky tale about the British monarch, Antony shows the high jinks that ensue when the queen's most precious accessory is snatched by a swan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNPLUGGED by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A gentle catalyst for crucial conversations about balancing digital diversions with real-life play as well as an introduction to self-guided critical thinking. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Blip, a boxy little robot, loves plugging herself into her computer all day long. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FALL OF BERLIN 1945 by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2002

"Richly detailed, gracefully written: a wrenching reminder that evil wears a human face. (16 maps, 49 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
"Few things reveal more about political leaders and their systems than the manner of their downfall," states military historian Beevor (Stalingrad, not reviewed, etc.), a sturdy thesis abundantly supported in his chronicle of the Third Reich's last days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG IDEA by Antony Archdeacon
Released: July 22, 2008

"A light, entertaining novel about greed, marital love and the inexplicable desire for solitude."
In Archdeacon's debut novel, a 58-year-old millionaire and member of the Queen's Counsel sells his house and belongings in an attempt to begin a new life alone while his wife is away. Read full book review >

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STALINGRAD by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"A painstakingly thorough study that will become a standard work on the battle of Stalingrad. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection/History Book Club main selection)"
From independent historian Beevor (coauthor, Paris After the Liberation, 1994, etc.), a meticulously researched and gripping account of the horrific battle that culminated in the collapse of Adolf Hitler's blitzkrieg offensive in Russia, and ultimately ordained German defeat in WWII. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARGHERITA DOLCE VITA by Stefano Benni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"An elegant little piece of dark comedy."
This is the first of the prolific Italian author's novels to be published in English—a cause for celebration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWIMMING TO ELBA by Antony Shugaar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2012

"A beach read for strong-willed, independent souls."
Who can help two young women escape the gravitational pull of their hometown? Can they rely on each other, or will they have to separate and trust others? Read full book review >