Search Results: "Sun-Min Kim"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT DAT? by David Horvath
by David Horvath, illustrated by David Horvath, by Sun-Min Kim, illustrated by Sun-Min Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Not the Best Riff on a Children's Classic Ever, but good for the occasional chuckle. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A twisted Richard Scarry-esque outing finds the creators' "Uglydoll" figures serving in place of all the cute kitties and puppies and piggies. Read full book review >

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WHEN MU MEETS MIN by Shen Shixi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"A provocative model of amity. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An affectionate farm cat and a lovable farm dog are the best of friends as youngsters, but as they grow up, they also grow apart. Read full book review >

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MILLICENT MIN, GIRL GENIUS by Lisa Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

From Yee's first sentence—"I have been accused of being anal retentive, an overachiever, and a compulsive perfectionist, like those are bad things"—this perfectly captures the humor, unique voice, and dilemma of Millicent Min, its wunderkind heroine. Read full book review >

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HELLO, NANO by Sun Kim
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 30, 2012

"For so little a subject, such a crushing weight of words. (Nonfiction enhanced e-book. 12 & up)"
A dry, verbose attempt to drum up interest in nanotechnology. Read full book review >

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SUN by Francesca Grazzini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Stylized collage cutouts are expressive without being cartoonish, and are friendly yet instructional. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
This entry and three others in the I Want to Know series simplify concepts in science and nature for the very young. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUN by Natalie Jane Prior
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The board-book audience is unlikely to respond to the delicacy of either illustrations or text—a sad mismatch of form and content. (Ages 3-5)"
Lovely, subtle watercolors and a lyrical text are squashed into a board format that shortchanges both book and readers. Read full book review >

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RUFFER'S BIRTHDAY PARTY by Soon-jae Shin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2015

"This fails to either ask kids to do the math or truly entertain. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl and her talking dog use addition and subtraction to plan a birthday party in this Korean import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAVANE FOR A DEAD PRINCESS by Min-Gyu Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The warmth and romance of this novel will make cynics smile."
Korean writer Park's new novel examines the mysteries of attraction and the falsehoods of beauty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIN-YO AND THE MOON DRAGON by Elizabeth Hillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Acceptable, but hardly essential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The moon is slowly falling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS KIM AND TOO MUCH TRUTH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Clearly character education, subtlety is sacrificed to purpose, but it sparkles nevertheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Honesty may be the best policy, but Kim's zeal takes this valuable idiom to the extreme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2000

"For fans of espionage, here's a detailed footnote to the oft-told story of a senior turncoat and his Cambridge colleagues. To Western sensibilities, however, the presentation of this notorious mole as a man of integrity is a tough sell, indeed. (16 pages photos)"
This text on a fabled espionage case proves to be, like spying itself, occasionally hair- raising and frequently boring, with scant material about three decades of one man's treachery. Read full book review >