Search Results: "Tyler Whitesides"


BOOK REVIEW

JANITORS by Tyler  Whitesides
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2011

"An implausible but entertaining ruckus: Squeamish readers may never touch a school water fountain again. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
With both cleanliness and educational function at stake, a government agency and a rebel faction duke it out in the halls, restrooms and classrooms of an Idaho elementary school. Read full book review >

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TYLER MAKES SPAGHETTI! by Tyler Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Florence's purpose is clear: 'Good food can save the day!' A worthy message, drawn perfectly by Frazier, whose illustrations could work without the words. (recipe, additional information) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Florence and Frazier are back (Tyler Makes Pancakes!, 2012), this time with dinner as young Tyler learns about spaghetti—how to cook it and where its ingredients come from—in this masterfully illustrated story. Read full book review >

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TYLER MAKES PANCAKES! by Tyler Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A strong choice for foodies and all curious children. (recipe, informational page) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Do pancakes come from a box? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYLER MAKES A BIRTHDAY CAKE! by Tyler Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Like most desserts, sweet and enjoyable but not essential. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Food Network star chef Florence and esteemed graphic artist Frazier serve up a third entry about cooking and food origins. Read full book review >

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TYLER LEARNS TO DO TRICKS! by Treasuree Cash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"A useful picture book on friendship that succeeds because of, not despite, its simplicity."
A fish learns how to identify a good friend—and how to become one himself—in this deceptively simple story geared toward preschoolers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A visually polished print debut—with a teaser on the front flap for the app version in place of a blurb. Unsurprisingly, also in development as a film. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Hypercool paintings featuring alien school kids and elaborately detailed planetscapes juice up this weakly plotted tale of a young tinkerer transported to a galactic academy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Tyler the Fish Saves Lake Erie by Meaghan Fisher
Released: March 14, 2014

"A brief story packed with lessons about teamwork, problem-solving, and environmentalism."
In Fisher's (If I Could Pull the Moon from the Sky, 2014, etc.) latest children's book, a young fish saves his lake from toxic pollution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An endlessly fascinating kaleidoscope of American history. A fantastic historical resource."
From the Dutch to the British, featuring a concentration on the waves of Irish and German in the late 19th century, this thoroughgoing work offers a host of immigrant sagas that were integral to the creation of the New York City cauldron. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2016

"An invaluable handbook to surviving, thriving, and controlling one's image online."
A comprehensive guide to managing one's Web presence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH’S COMPASS by Anne Tyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2009

"And so will be the reader."
Instead of the measured critical commentary typically found here, let's consider this column a mash note. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

METAPATTERNS by Tyler Volk
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1995

"But does it? (photos, not seen, and illustrations) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
A vision of nature through eyes looking for patterns in space and time. Read full book review >

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FROGGY WENT A-COURTIN’ by Gillian Tyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Um-hum. (source note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Tyler highlights the romance in this frilly version of the folk song, following Froggy and Miss Mousie from courtship to honeymoon in pale, finely brushed outdoor scenes captioned in elegant, if low-contrast, gold ink. Read full book review >