Search Results: "Steve Haskamp"


BOOK REVIEW

BAD DOG MAX! by Marina Windsor
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Although Max doesn't really present any new tricks in the crowded pack of available stories about dogs, preschoolers will connect with the subtle theme of reassurance that even those who engage in wayward behavior are still loved by their families. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Max is a female Australian cattle dog who gets into constant mischief around the house, stealing clothing and food, digging holes in the yard, and scaring the mailman. Read full book review >

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ROADSIGNS by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Open this engaging debut for the illustrator and there'll be 'No Stopping.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Proud Hare gets his comeuppance again, this time leading (at least until the end) slow-but-steady Tortoise along a winding, mostly paved road liberally endowed with large, standard cautionary and directional signs. Read full book review >

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GOMER AND LITTLE GOMER by R. A. Herman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"The neon-bright illustrations in saturated colors provide visual punch with lots of canines in motion, and Gomer is an appealing character, as is his stuffed Little Gomer. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Gomer is a golden retriever who carries his stuffed animal, Little Gomer, with him wherever he goes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE JOBS by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Jobs was a difficult character, but it was his very restlessness, which Quinn plays like a fiddle, that helped change how we live in the world. (Graphic novel. 10 & up)"
An unsparing yet also very human graphic depiction of Steve Jobs' life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"Those in search of corporate politics will not find them here; instead, the true story (and almost a clichÇ now, in Silicon Valley) of a nerdy student making good—and making millions. (B&W photos, glossary, index) (Biography 8-12)"
The ``smallest boy'' in his elementary school class who would design the first truly user friendly computer, Wozniak has a life story that will beckon any who have ever pursued interests not immediately compelling to peers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE JOBS by Jessie Hartland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"Nothing new or revelatory here, but the book can serve as a good introduction to Jobs and will impress with its concision those who already know a lot about him."
A free-wheeling graphic biography of Steve Jobs. Read full book review >

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STEVE MCQUEEN by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A dispiriting account of a great star and not-so-great human being."
On-screen and off with the "King of Cool." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure well worth admiring—from a distance. (Biography. 11-14)"
An admiring though not entirely adulatory view of our era's greatest technology celebrity, rightly dubbed (by U2's Bono) "the hardware software Elvis." Read full book review >

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DOUBLE THOSE WHEELS by Nancy Raines Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Nicely delivered. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young monkey illustrates the power of doubling in an ingenious early math title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUMPKINHEAD by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Bright with folly and tomfoolery, Kimmel's tale has universal application and is ideally depicted by Haskamp's crew of amiably clownish pumpkinheads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One thing you can say about Pumpkintown: Everyone has squash for brains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Jobs was an American original, and Isaacson's impeccably researched, vibrant biography—fully endorsed by his subject—does his legacy proud."
An unforgettable tale of a one-of-a-kind visionary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE MCQUEEN by Marshall Terrill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

"Definitive, yes, but less writerly than Penina Speigel's McQueen (1986) and not as moving as Neile McQueen Toffel's My Husband, My Friend (1986). (Photographs)"
Respectful, admiring, well-researched life of film actor Steve McQueen (1930-80), who packed two or three lives into his 50 years. Read full book review >