Search Results: "Tao Lin"


BOOK REVIEW

TAIPEI by Tao Lin
Released: June 4, 2013

"Very much au courant, a meditation on 'the nonexistent somethingness that was currently life.'"
Lin (Richard Yates, 2010, etc.) focuses on the lives of post-post-modern Gen Y artists in his third novel. Read full book review >

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MARCH PICTURE BOOK ROUND-UP
by Julie Danielson

Last week, I wrote here at Kirkus about picture books that reflect the lives of children living in poverty. There’s really no segue from that to a picture book round-up, which is what I have this week – especially when the three books don’t really have a common theme, except that they’re all excellent choices for the youngest of readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SQUID AND OCTOPUS by Tao Nyeu
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Long on design; short on story. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Nyeu's latest contains four stories about the relationship between two eccentric sea creatures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNNY DAYS by Tao Nyeu
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Scenes of baffled wee white bunnies spinning on delicate cycle, popping out of vacuum bags and holding their powder-puff tails add to the overall whimsy, hapless humor and total charm. (dust jacket opens into poster) (Picture book. 3-5)"
Three tiny tales feature two goats whose domestic activities wreak havoc on six bunnies until a resourceful bear saves the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WONDER BEAR by Tao Nyeu
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"An intriguing, nuanced debut from an artist to watch. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Newcomer Nyeu's wordless fantasy begins with a girl and boy sowing seeds—she, for watermelons, he, for a hat (or so his planted sign would indicate). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LISSY’S FRIENDS by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Instructions for origami paper crane appended. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Shy Lissy feels alone with no friends at her new school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLVINA SWIMS by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"A refreshing dive into a common anxiety with an uplifting message. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bird Convention has ended and it's time for vacation in Hawaii. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA'S KISSES by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A sweet bedtime tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a rain forest, four animal mamas search for their rambunctious, not-at-all-tired babies so they can put them to bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2001

"Not a pretty picture."
Corporations conquer the art market. Read full book review >