Search Results: "Tom Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

MATTER MATTERS! by Tom Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Younger flapoholics are unlikely to absorb much of the content, and older lab rats will do better with more systematic surveys. (Informational novelty. 7-10)"
Lots of flaps and the occasional pull-tab or pop-up don't make these swift passes at chemistry any less superficial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY AT THE DINOSAUR MUSEUM by Tom Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"It's got a few quirky bits, but it's lackluster overall. (Informational pop-up picture book. 7-9)"
Pop-up dinosaurs, both fossilized and fully fleshed out, join Mesozoic contemporaries in a series of museum displays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOARD THE DISCOVERY EXPRESS by Emily Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A smooth ride, with a few stops that are off the well-beaten path. (Informational novelty. 3-5)"
A train takes young travelers through time and space to witness highlights in the history of transportation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOING FOR OYSTERS by Jeanie Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"To include a glossary. (Picture book. 5-10)"
An affectionate picture of Australia's aboriginal people on a traditional outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICH REWARDS by Alice Adams
Released: Sept. 10, 1980

"Painless—but the thinnest work yet from an initially alluring, superficially polished, increasingly banal and repetitive writer."
Here, more than ever, Adams (Listening to Billie, Beautiful Girl) seems to be dressing up women's-magazine fiction as serious literary work—with some style but little real authority. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAMILIES AND SURVIVORS by Alice Adams
Released: Jan. 21, 1974

"A novel of considerable grace and attraction which vulnerably and often implacably reflects shiny surfaces, glass people."
From the '40's to the '70's, this is a mobile of contemporary American life at the whim of any draft under the sill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO DANCE WITH THE DEVIL by Cat Adams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Frazzled and annoying. It is likely even dedicated fans will be rolling their eyes."
Another outing for the supernaturally powered professional bodyguard Celia Graves (The Isis Collar, 2012, etc.). She should have stayed home. Read full book review >