Search Results: "Teryl Zarnow"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MOTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT by Teryl Zarnow
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Some may find all this amusing and bracingly accurate about the realities of a contemporary mother's life; others may experience it as ultimately somewhat depressing."
From Zarnow (Husband is the Past Tense of Daddy, 1991), short essays that celebrate the small joys and rue the trials of days spent taking care of the house, doing the family chores, and tending three small kids. ``My family is ordinary, my children are generic, and out of 31 possible flavors my life is vanilla,'' Zarnow avows in her preface. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOBY, WHAT ARE YOU? by William Steig
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"EWSLUGp1997 has doubtless appeal, this one isn't as clever as the first and the longevity of that appeal is not so indubitable. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Steig is a master—if not the master—of turning on the endearment juices without getting sloppy about it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOBY, WHERE ARE YOU? by William Steig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"It's a charmer, for a younger audience than Steig's usual. (Picture book. 3-5)"
From early sunlit morning to candlelit evening, Toby's parents search for him throughout the house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOBY, WHO ARE YOU? by William Steig
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"The creature hisses, spits and snarls'—but the dissonance rescues the episode from being just a remake of Louis Slobodkin's Magic Michael (1944) and its descendants. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The late Steig follows Toby, Where Are You? (1997) and Toby, What Are You? (2000) with similarly imagination-stretching family interaction. Read full book review >