Search Results: "Steven Henry Madoff"


BOOK REVIEW

POP ART by Steven Henry Madoff
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It is not a cozy read, but a necessary compendium to slip on and off of the shelf. (8 color, 17 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A useful if dense compilation of texts illuminating Pop Art's historical origins, inception, rise to success, and legacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S RAINING BATS & FROGS by Rebecca Colby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Share at Halloween or use as an example of playing with chants and rhymes. Perhaps this title will inspire many magical spells. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When gloomy weather threatens the Witch Parade, young Delia tries out various spells to change the weather. Read full book review >

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A LUCKY AUTHOR HAS A DOG by Mary Lyn Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A surprising miss from an author whose books for young readers are usually spot-on. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This author couldn't get by without her dog. Read full book review >

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HENRY DAVID’S HOUSE by Henry David Thoreau
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2001

"An editor's note following the text gives more information about Thoreau's life and work. (Picture book. 6-10)"
These excerpts from Thoreau's own journal piece together the events that formed the basis for Walden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT BOX by Rohan Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The open-ended finish is ingenious and satisfies without being too neat; young listeners may respond to the cue to come up with Ollie's dearly-wished-for response, or they may come up with creative ones of their own. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Elephants have a storied history in children's literature, from beloved Babar all the way up to Mo Willems' current kid-favorite Gerald. Here, a new elephant family enters the pantheon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUDY by Henry Cole
by Henry Cole, illustrated by Henry Cole
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"The deceptively simple story gently nudges children to look at and appreciate animals as more than just barnyard fixtures. (Picture book. 4-8)"
At the country auction, Esme and Grandfather find just the right animal for them: "Not too big, not too small. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A rare gift: a novel with artwork as whole and vital as a picture book's. (afterword) (Animal fantasy. 6-10)"
Starting outside a house, the reader's viewpoint moves indoors page by page until there "sat Celeste, hunched over her work table" under the floorboards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE WAY TO THE BEACH by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Perfect for introducing youngsters to the world around them, and especially appropriate for anyone who visits or lives near the seashore. (answer key) (Picture book. 4-12)"
The mid-Atlantic coast with its myriad plants and animals comes to life in this marvelous search-and-find book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK'S GARDEN by Henry Cole
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Capped by a lively and elegant design, the book should supplement to an elementary science lesson; what Jack's Garden lacks in personality, it more than makes up for in attention to detail. (Picture book. 3+)"
Cole mimics the cumulative technique of ``The House That Jack Built'' to describe the garden the eponymous hero might tend in his backyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FURIOUS COOL by David  Henry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A mixed bag but worth reading. Those who do will be inspired to give Pryor's concert films fresh screenings."
Biography of the comedic genius, anticipating the authors' in-the-works film script on Pryor's work and hard times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2011

"A tertiary and not-terribly-sympathetic character tells her side of this modern-day Shakespearian tragedy."
Cringingly sad account of the fall of the house of Madoff by the second wife of the eldest son. Read full book review >