Search Results: "Tom Slaughter"


BOOK REVIEW

BOAT WORKS by Tom Slaughter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2012

"No need for a life jacket; all these vessels glide smoothly into port. (Board book. 1-3)"
When you sail away on these seas, the vessel can be any you choose. Read full book review >

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ONE, TWO, THREE by Tom Slaughter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

For children at the very dawn of numeracy, Slaughter's paper collages offers one-to-ten counting (and modern art) practice on a set of commonplace, easily recognizable items—an apple, eyeglasses, buttons, beach balls, and the like—all rendered with utmost simplicity in bright primary colors. Read full book review >

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EATS by Marthe Jocelyn
by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Tom Slaughter
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 9, 2007

"A good choice for storytime sharing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The creators of One Some Many (2004) are back, this time with a concept book about what different animals eat. Read full book review >

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ONE SOME MANY by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2004

"Too bad it tries to be so many things. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A combination concept and counting book, this would work better if it were one or the other. Read full book review >

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ABC x 3 by Marthe Jocelyn
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"An uneven outing from a team that usually does better, but refreshing for its multicultural outlook. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Illustrated with simple paper-cuts in bright, high contrast colors, this trilingual alphabet pairs upper and lower case letters in a sans serif face with appropriate, if sometimes unexpected, shapes, animals or items captioned in English, Spanish and French. Read full book review >

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SAME SAME by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"An inviting way of introducing connections and commonalities. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Giving preschoolers and even aging toddlers food for thought, on each page Slaughter and Jocelyn group three items—all rendered as bright, very simple graphic images in primary colors plus black, white and green—that share a common characteristic: "round things," "things that make music," "things that fly." Read full book review >

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OVER UNDER by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2005

"With just enough extraneous detail to keep it from being pedantic, this will inspire plenty of repeat visits as it enriches younger viewers' verbal and visual vocabularies. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Slaughter explores more concepts with the same supersaturated colors and cut-paper, predominantly animal, forms that make One Some Many (2004) and 1 2 3: A Counting Book (2003) such toddlers' delights. Read full book review >

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DO YOU KNOW WHICH ONE WILL GROW? by Susan A. Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"8230;) clear a space on the shelves for this one, even though it may never be there for long. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shea's children's-book debut is a clever, rhymed test of kids' notions of living and nonliving things that's great for both lap and group sharing. Read full book review >

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INDELIBLE by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Amazingly, Slaughter manages between past and present stories while maintaining suspense in both by the simple device of showing the pettiest, most everyday conflicts imaginable constantly in danger of exploding in violence."
A hostage crisis sends medical examiner Sara Lintonhurtling through a maze of memories to a nightmare from her earliest days with her ex-husband, Grant County police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. Read full book review >

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A BLACK ENGLISHMAN by Carolyn Slaughter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Great potential, clumsy execution."
Love crosses the color line, in the India of the British Raj. Read full book review >

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FRACTURED by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"The trail leads to a pair of nasty perps Slaughter has barely paid attention to before and a messy, improbable reconstruction of the crime. But fans swept up in the story's relentless drive won't even notice these problems till they've turned the last page with a deep sigh of relief."
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Will Trent (Triptych, 2006) tracks the monster—more likely, the pair of monsters—who raped and killed one teenage girl and abducted another. Read full book review >

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FAITHLESS by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2005

"Abating the Shock and Awe forensics that made Sara and Lena's first four cases (Indelible, 2004, etc.) so unforgettable, Slaughter turns a compassionate eye on a brace of female victims and still manages to come across as the toughest cookie in Georgia."
A chilling discovery in an unmarked grave leads Grant County Medical Examiner Dr. Sara Linton and Detective Lena Adams to an evangelical family even more dysfunctional than theirs. Read full book review >