Search Results: "Vibal Publishing House"


BOOK REVIEW

PAGPAGAYUK by Eugene Evasco
retold by Eugene Evasco, illustrated by Piya Constantino, developed by Vibal Publishing House
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2011

"Still, the story of the evil giant, the desperate storyteller and a thieving bird (the title character) is unusual enough in its storytelling and design to stand out in the app crowd. (iPad storybook app. 6-12)"
A Filipino folktale seems less than striking at first glance, but subtle visual effects in the app make it worth a second glance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YUMMY FLY PIE by Jomike Tejido
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2011

"A few nibbles of entertainment, but this app is no hearty meal. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
After baking "fly pie," Mr. Frog sets out to find someone to share it with. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BESTIAL NOISE by Tin House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2003

"Sexy and worthwhile."
Tin House has quickly become one of the country's most noticed literary magazines—and herewith some of its contributors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOO MANY LATKES by Richard Codor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2011

"One of many tales featuring an overabundance of latkes, but properly festive (in the end, at least) and with digital enhancements that give this edition a leg up over the forgettable print version (2011). (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
The first night of Hanukkah turns out to be anything but restful for a poor family, thanks to an overenthusiastic magic potato. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER COOL TECH by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Polished product for techno-browsers—current, if not likely to stay on the cutting edge for long. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A broad survey of high-tech wonders large and small, in an eye-catching format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE’S BIG BEEP BEEP BOOK! by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Children with easily annoyed or embarrassed parents will love it. (Novelty/board book. 1-3)"
Sophie la girafe thinks it might be a good day to take a walk—but her friends have other ideas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC SHOW BOOK by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Not ready for prime time as a 'show,' but the interactive elements make up a decent starter kit. (Pop-up nonfiction. 7-11)"
Seventeen simple tricks, many with cleverly prepared ministages on which to perform them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BEST POP-UP CONSTRUCTION SITE BOOK by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Despite the sound effect, an unexceptionable addition to the fleets of like fare for diapered diggers. (Pop-up informational book. 2-4)"
With an electronic rattle and roar, heavy machines dig and dump, haul and lift as an apartment building goes up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANCIS OF ASSISI by Adrian House
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 2001

"A labor of love, but hagiography nonetheless. (4 maps; 14 color illustrations)"
An admiring biography of the medieval Italian saint. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNINVITED by Richard House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"The heady first days of a relationship and the daily hardships of a life on the edge create narrative tension that builds steadily but in unexpected ways: the result is a story memorable in its complexity and depth."
Second novel from British author House (Bruiser, not reviewed): an intricate, tangled tale about two weeks of romance and violence in squatters' London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KILLS by Richard House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Ambitious and often brilliant. But, as one character says, 'It's confusing.' And so it is."
A sprawling, subterranean, sometimes-surreal novel of the new world order, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, in which Bolaño and Pynchon wave in passing as we dodge between IEDs and sinister plots. Read full book review >