Search Results: "Vincent Nguyen"


BOOK REVIEW

CREATURE COUNT by Brenda Huante
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Little hatchlings will likewise stretch, hoot and snuggle down cozily as they listen. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A jaunty prehistoric version of "Over in the Meadow" with a cast of particularly happy-looking dinos and extinct mammals. Read full book review >

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GORILLA GARAGE by Mark Shulman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"This only warrants purchase where simian stories are in high demand. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy and his dad are out for a drive when their car breaks down. Read full book review >

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STELLA THE STAR by Mark Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

Shulman's wry comedy of errors sends up over-eager parents. Read full book review >

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BUZZ by Eileen Spinelli
ADVENTURE
Released: July 6, 2010

"Entertaining enough, but heavy handed. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Buzz , a busy little bee, enjoys flying around chatting with her friends about the latest town news. Read full book review >

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BANDIT’S SURPRISE by Karen Rostoker-Gruber
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

Rostoker-Gruber and Nguyen give Bandit a new sibling in this sequel to Bandit (2008), in which he got a new home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VINCENT PRICE by Victoria Price
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"These are the things readers want to know about in detail, not the run-down on the cast of Laura. (32 pages b&w photos)"
Although she gives a thoughtful and detailed recounting of Vincent Price's career, his daughter sticks too closely to the facts to make this biography anything special—a disappointment, considering the potential. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT ANOTHER TEA PARTY by Mark Shulman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 28, 2006

"Quirky and appealing illustrations accompany this tale of a girl who learns a lesson about bossiness and flexibility. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hilary is a tea party connoisseur. Read full book review >

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WHOOSH WENT THE WIND! by Sally Derby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Lively charcoal-and-acrylic illustrations and sprightly text portray this adventurous young student on a most unusual day. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A boy is late to school, but he has an explanation: It was the wind! Read full book review >

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LOUIS AND THE DODO by Mark Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2006

"Young readers will pull for him, and, who knows, may regard their less conventional peers with more tolerance afterwards. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A poster child for outsiders everywhere takes flight—literally and figuratively—in this dreamy, oddball episode. Read full book review >

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VINCENT VAN GOGH by Peter Harrison
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"EWSLUGp1993 and Loumaye's Van Gogh: A Touch of Yellow (1993) have superior reproductions and fuller details about both van Gogh and his paintings, but are for a slightly older audience. (maps, full-color reproductions, photos, illustrations, chronology, glossary, index) (Biography. 8-13)"
This entry in the Art for Young People biography series focuses on the artist's life and immediate surroundings rather than on analyzing his work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BRITCHES AND THE RATTLERS by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Maybe—for a blissfully ignorant audience, it's a rattling fun tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kimmel's latest retells Little Black Sambo with a Southwestern flavor. Read full book review >

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VINCENT AND THE NIGHT by Adele Enersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Offbeat enough to add to an already-groaning collection of bedtime books. (Picture book. 1-6)"
Photogenic Vincent is a baby who isn't ready for bedtime, so he uses the pen-and-ink blackness of nighttime to create a fantasy world for himself and readers. Read full book review >