Search Results: "Synthia Saint James"


BOOK REVIEW

SUNDAY by Synthia Saint James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Very young members of the picture-book set may want to connect more directly with the people pictured and grow weary of the facelessness, but older children will find the bold use of color and shapes appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The design is the thing in this celebration of the activities of an African-American family, by the illustrator of Karen English's Neeny Coming, Neeny Going (1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUKAMA TOOTLES THE FLUTE by Phillis Gershator
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Endnote on sources and local references. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-7)"

BOOK REVIEW

NEENY COMING, NEENY GOING by Karen English
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"The shapes and forms of island life appear in minimalist blocks of primary color by Saint James that add pure sparkle to an already affecting, bittersweet text; it will encourage readers to recollect their own family members who have been, come, and gone. (Picture book. 5-9)"
English's first book employs a seamless blend of American and West African language and custom in a story about the pull of family, set in the 1950s on Daufuskie Island, off the coast of South Carolina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO MIRRORS IN MY NANA'S HOUSE by Ysaye M. Barnwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Every scene embraces the exultations of the text; every page is an affectionate study in color, and an enhancement of Barnwell's words. (CD, not heard) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Barnwell's resplendent, inspiring sentiments are a perfect read-aloud or sing-along, and readers will instantly warm to the joyous protagonist, taught by her Nana to celebrate life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREETINGS, SUN by Phillis Gershator
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Action, emotion, and story are conveyed through thoughtful compositions and a grand use of vivid color. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Toddlers will delight in this cheerful, colorful rhyme that is easy to remember and easy to chant: ``The stars are hiding,/all but one./Good morning, good morning,/good morning, sun./Greetings, sun./Greetings, breeze./Greeting, toes./Greetings, knees.'' The couplets celebrate all aspects of daily life, from rituals to body parts, meals, school, and family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2003

"The satisfying text is not quite enough to redeem the overall package. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
Sneve, whose Dancing Tepees (1989) has reached the status of a classic, has here selected 34 wise quotations from various Native-American sources. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 6, 2013

"An introspective plan for those looking to break the cycle of failed relationships."
In his seventh book, Saint Rain (4 Tools of Emotional Healing, 2012, etc.) aims to help readers reconsider what they're searching for in a loving relationship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLUG AND THE PADDYWHACKS by Scholar & Saint
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"Especially for an app aimed at young readers, it's a pleasant surprise that its subtext of loss and redemption is so resonant. So what if it's wrapped in an accessible, candy-colored package? (iPad storybook app. 4-12)"
A surprisingly deep story about freedom and rebellion wrapped in a cuddly adventure featuring space creatures, this episodic app so far is on the right track. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"Saint Sing's journeyman skills don't do full justice to the high drama of this tale of grit, teamwork and Olympic sportsmanship."
A U.S. Naval Academy crew stuns the rowing world by upsetting the British team at the 1920 Olympics. Read full book review >