Search Results: "The Sequence Group"


BOOK REVIEW

FANCY HAT by Sylvia Majcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2013

"This gloomy girl's transformation to happy camper is worth embracing, silent or not. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
A young girl finds she can be happy without her newfound token of joy in an app that favors striking visuals over sound design or needless frills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A JAZZY DAY by The Melody Book
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2012

"A winning app that could easily be deemed the jazz version of The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Smooth. (iPad storybook app. 2-8)"
This highly user-friendly primer gives kids both a macro and micro lesson about jazz music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEY SON, HEY DAUGHTER, COME READ ABOUT WATER by Mind the Kids
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2011

"Though at first glance these look like preschool fare, they are eye-openers for any young readers who think their drinking and waste water appear and vanish by magic. (iPad informational app. 5-8)"
Small children explore water cycles in four thematically related but independent minibooks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD BLOODED by The Urban Griot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A poor man's Donald Goines, or a really, really poor man's Chester Himes. "
Chicago hit man does what a hit man does—again and again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S THE TIME? by Anne Leblanc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"The text is merry and bright (if forgettable); Benjamin is a master of making eye contact with readers, but the real draw is the bold-faced, old-fashioned clock, to be toyed with by children of the digital age. (Board book. 3-7)"
A clock with movable hands perched above the pages of this board book allows toddlers the opportunity to mark the passage of time as Benjamin the bear goes through his day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ZOO by Me Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"This innovative approach proves that out-with-the-old isn't a prerequisite for in-with-the-new. The concept alone is worth the price of admission. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
An early reader from the 1960s gets an empirical facelift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEAVER THE WEAVER by Paul Czajak
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"A salutary tribute to the benefits of thinking outside the orb. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A web designer of the eight-legged sort experiments with geometric shapes in the face of pressure from his many conformist sibs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INSOMNIACS by Karina Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"What first seems an eerie, baby-goth vibe is held steady by the stable, close-knit family and lack of crisis in this atmospheric, calmly splendid piece. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A quietly magnificent paean to the wonder of nighttime and the solidity of a family unit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER HOLLE by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2011

"An insipid rendition, with a stingy assortment of anemic interactive features. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A prim, Grimm tale in which two characters receive their respective just deserts for industry and laziness is poorly served by bland illustrations and clumsy design. Read full book review >