Search Results: "Suzanne Watts"


BOOK REVIEW

HILDA MUST BE DANCING by Karma Wilson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Move over Olivia, Clorinda, Angelina, Red, and all you others. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Hilda the hippo joins the corps of cows, pigs, chickens, and other terpsichorean livestock currently capering across picture-book pages. Read full book review >

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TEN NAUGHTY LITTLE MONKEYS by Suzanne Williams
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Preschoolers are sure to join in on this refreshing variation of an old favorite. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Williams tweaks the well-known story of ten little monkeys jumping on the bed in this enjoyable read-aloud. Read full book review >

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WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND? by Bernadette Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Listeners who enjoy old-fashioned animal stories will appreciate Watts' gentle, whimsical tone, pastoral setting and sweet conclusion, but for many, time spent poring over the pictures will be more rewarding—and enjoyable. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A small group of anthropomorphized woodland creatures have a mild adventure and make a new friend (sort of) in this low-key tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"If shared one on one as a jumping-off point for discussion, some Asperger children may find this effort amusing, but it's a poor choice otherwise. (foreword) (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this Australian import, Kevin, a grade schooler with Asperger Syndrome takes the world too literally, a problem depicted in brief language and simple illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE SMALLEST SNOWFLAKE by Bernadette Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"If the concept is more than a bit twee, the geography inconsistent and the ending downright sappy, the pictures are imbued with their own quiet magic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
High above the geese, the snowflakes discuss where they will go. Read full book review >

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HARVEY HARE, POSTMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE by Bernadette Watts
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"What powers this book, though, are the unpretentious, elegant illustrations; Watts captures the moods of the seasons and provides the right measure of drama to prevent the story from becoming a treacly salute. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Harvey Hare embodies all the traits that make letter carriers such bricks: Nature can't throw anything at him to prevent the swift completion of his appointed rounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STONECUTTER by Leander Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"In the end, there's lots of atmosphere, but little story here. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A young journeyman stonecutter becomes entangled in a web of emotions he cannot begin to navigate when he accepts a job from a mysterious man in this rather pointless gothic meditation set in 1835. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONS by Timothy Watts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 1993

"Despite the heavy influences, it's clear that Watts has talent to spare—and if he can find his own writing road, he could drive right into the winner's circle."
Smooth-running, finely tuned first crime novel—by a professional car mechanic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEAL AWAY by Timothy Watts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"A heartlessly funny series of riffs on the blinding effects of greed and lust, as demonstrated by a memorable cast of half- wit sharpies."
What do a rolling-stone burglar, a perky realtor, a horny dentist, his hot-pants assistant, and a Philadelphia street thief all have in common? Read full book review >

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BLINDSIGHT by Peter Watts
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"Watts (ßehemoth: Seppuku, 2005, etc.) carries several complications too many, but presents nonetheless a searching, disconcerting, challenging, sometimes piercing inquisition."
Alien-contact tale in which humans are at least as weird as the aliens. Read full book review >

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SELF-HELP MESSIAH by Steven Watts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A fascinating portrait of the father of self-help and incisive analysis of the mercurial era that produced him."
Watts (Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream, 2008, etc.) recounts the life and times of motivational guru Dale Carnegie (1888-1955). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Undeniably compelling, but chilling for those who are even somewhat expect the worst."
Economical vignettes follow a doctor's interior life as he goes about the business of diagnosing. Read full book review >