Search Results: "TaleSpring, Inc"


BOOK REVIEW

RANDY THE DAYDREAMING DOG by Jan Graveline
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"A perfect choice for those who value weak potty humor, a hollow story and uninspiring animation and interaction. Others would do well to set their alarms before this dream takes shape. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
After his master leaves for work, a dog passes the time by daydreaming. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FRIGGLEPANTS BUILDS A ROCKET SHIP by Melissa Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2011

"The unpretentious illustrations, the silliness of the story and cute voices of the young narrators may appeal to preschoolers. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
An amateurish digital picture book presents some homemade charm. Read full book review >

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A QUEST FOR GOOD MANNERS by Karin Lefranc
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2011

"Grownups on a quest to teach youngsters table manners will enjoy this app (probably rather more than the children it is aimed at, though). (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A princess and dragon learn manners in a pleasant-enough medieval adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESSES, INC.  by Mari Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Lightweight, disposable fun. (Fiction. 9-12)"
News that YouTube star and fan-fiction hero Collin Prince will be a special guest at a comic convention sends Hailey, 13, and her three besties scrambling to finance a trip to Comicpalooza. Read full book review >

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WISHWORKS, INC.  by Stephanie Tolan
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"In the end, not too surprisingly, Max's other wishes also come true in sweet and satisfying ways. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
If wishes were horses…no, wait. Read full book review >

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EVIL, INC. by Glenn Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"On the downside, there's little mystery, less danger to the hero and a clunky prose style that makes Joseph Finder, who owns this territory, sound like Proust."
A rising exec intent on clawing his way to the top finds that the claws of his competitors and apparent allies are sharper than his in this high-fatality, low-suspense thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A thought-provoking and accessible forecast of strange times to come."
Will China soon own the world? Perhaps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATER INC. by Varda Burstyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A flustering cautionary tale, the first in a trilogy, rolling with intrigue and suspense."
Canadian Burstyn (The Rites of Men, not reviewed), a public policy consultant, tenders a sharp tale of hydrological reengineering—the theft of water—in a prescient and illuminating thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"It's rarely pretty, but Piazza ably demonstrates the celebrity machine's remarkable efficiency in getting us to give it our money."
Entertainment journalist Piazza dissects the industrialization of fame in the age of celebrity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A heartfelt, well-documented exposé of a major rip-off that debases education in several important ways."
Intellectual property, developed in the biology and electronics labs of our great universities, is being methodically transferred to industry, reports independent scholar and journalist Washburn. Read full book review >