Search Results: "Tim S. Grover"


BOOK REVIEW

RELENTLESS by Tim S. Grover
NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 2013

"What is the counterargument against something so obvious and simplistic?"
Sports performance authority Grover argues that one of the main things holding people back is their inability to accept that they have "zero limitations." Read full book review >

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THE ACCIDENTAL ZUCCHINI by Max Grover
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Attractive, if not essential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grover's first is ``An Unexpected Alphabet,'' with pairings (``Fork fence''; ``Vegetable volcano'') that occasion amusing surreal paintings in crayon-bright colors. Read full book review >

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MAX'S WACKY TAXI DAY by Max Grover
HUMOR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Grover's intense palette and artwork have instant appeal, but the vibrant colors are doing all the work and can't compensate for the stodgy text. (Picture book. 7+)"
Grover (Circles and Squares Everywhere!, 1996, etc.) mines wordplay with plenty of energy and color, but the sequence of events, concepts, and images are forced and clanky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BASHO AND THE FOX by Tim Myers
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The Life and Poems of Issa (1998), it could introduce a poet who should be known to every poetry reader. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Myers obscures his point in this original tale, which features the famous poet and a fox who challenges him to write a poem that " ‘needn't be great—only good.' " When Basho tries to drive a fox away from a prize cherry tree, the animal—standing on two legs and clad in a gorgeously patterned robe—issues its dare, haughtily declaring that his kind are far superior to humans as poets. Read full book review >

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BASHO AND THE RIVER STONES by Tim Myers
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Myers revisits his characters from Basho and the Fox (2000) with another original tale in folklore tradition as pleasant as the haiku of the most revered Japanese poet that he honors. Read full book review >

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CIRCLES AND SQUARES EVERYWHERE! by Max Grover
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"An eye-catching elementary introduction to the notion, also found in Dayle Ann Dodds's The Shape of Things (1994, not reviewed), that these basic shapes can be found everywhere. (Picture book. 3-5)"
There is no shortage of picture books featuring geometric shapes, but surely this is one of the brightest. Read full book review >

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AMAZING AND INCREDIBLE COUNTING STORIES! by Max Grover
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A full-blast chuckle machine that doubles, very quietly, as a book about numbers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Subtitled ``A Number of Tall Tales,'' this book's loopy headlines—``Sleepless Residents Upset by 2 Giant Banjos'' and ``11 Telephones Found Growing in the Woods''—reach out to grab readers while explanations at the bottom of the page are written for maximum laughs. Read full book review >

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ALI AND THE GOLDEN EAGLE by Wayne Grover
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"The author's attempts as a cultural tour guide are admirable, but the story works best as a far-flung adventure. (Fiction. 11+)"
An American who has lived in Saudi Arabia combines fact and fiction to honor the ancient art of falconry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"A commendably researched tale of corporate dreams come true."
The rise and rise of the Disney empire's fortunes under the reign of chairman Michael Eisner—recounted thoroughly, competently, and with a minimum of fairy dust by Grover, L.A. Bureau Chief for Business Week. Read full book review >

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HOLD ME TIGHT by Lorie Ann Grover
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Whether readers will hang on long enough to appreciate the positive ending is an open question. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An unrelenting string of bad experiences related in brief poems, this is another issue-oriented story by Grover. Read full book review >

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DOLPHIN FREEDOM by Wayne Grover
Released: May 1, 1999

"The fast-paced action never overwhelms the cause—protecting the dolphins—that is so obviously dear to the author's heart. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Rife with adventure, this title from Grover (Dolphin Adventure, 1990, etc.) continues the story of his ongoing relationship with a special group of dolphins in Florida. Read full book review >

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ON POINTE by Lorie Ann Grover
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2004

"Clare's loving relationship with her grandfather and her ability to cope successfully with the end of her ballerina dreams make her almost too good to be true, but she'll appeal to teens interested in dance. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Acceptance into the City Ballet Company in Washington State is the entire focus of 16-year-old Clare's life; in fact, she moves in with her grandfather over the summer to be near her ballet school. Read full book review >