Search Results: "Wallace Edwards"


BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A LINE by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The artwork is captivating, finding the pen stroke is challenging, and the text will spark some animated conversation. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Great-Uncle George was a magician whose "enchanted pen" has created an array of fancifully surreal illustrations, each begun with the same-shaped pen stroke and each accompanied by a brief story starter. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL SELECTIONS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An imaginary zoo that will set readers to chortling. (key to smaller creatures) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A gallery of chimerical critters that Darwin himself would be hard put to justify. Read full book review >

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UNCLE WALLY'S OLD BROWN SHOE by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Save for small groups or one-on-one sharing so readers can linger in this visual wonderland. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wallace, author of The Cat's Pajamas (2010), picks up where he left off, as the cover features a tiger sitting on a bed in splendid, red-and-white striped pajamas. On one foot is the old brown shoe that begins this often surreal but delightful fantastical romp. Read full book review >

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THE CAT'S PAJAMAS by Wallace Edwards
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Though some expressions are more successful than others, it is indeed the cat's pajamas. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
Who hasn't used a phrase like "cool your heels" or "it's a piece of cake"? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EXTINCT FILES by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Read with caution, and warn young dinophiles to do the same. (Picture book. 6-8)"
So you think dinosaurs are extinct? Read full book review >

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MONKEY BUSINESS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A great addition to the many books that play on words. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Teachers rejoice: a great new tool for teaching idioms (and encouraging creativity) has arrived. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAINTED CIRCUS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Enhanced by a surprise or two in the page corners, this offers plenty of potential for enjoyable browsing. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Illustrated in rococo, circus-poster style, the 22 acts presented in this gallery each feature a visual effect or illusion, introduced by florid commentary from mouse ringmaster P.T. Vermin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIXED BEASTS by Kenyon Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Worth a visit, particularly for fans of Jack Prelutsky's Scranimals (2002), illustrated by Peter Sís. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This gallery of portmanteau beasts features new illustrations captioned by Cox's ragged rhymes, which were originally published under the same title in 1904. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 1992

"Competently written and researched, but, apart from the Grace Kelly years, the Grimaldis come off here as a rather shabby and dull lot. (B&w photos—48—not seen.)"
Veteran celebrity-biographer Edwards (Wallis, 1991, etc.) does her best with Prince Rainier and his ancestors, but the Grimaldis as a dynasty seem more bent on survival than on cutting a heroic figure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUR BIG BREAK by Johanna Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2006

"It'll take a lot of caffeine to make it through this safely constructed snooze."
Lies muddle the life of a Boston break-up artist. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY KEEPER’S DAUGHTER by Kim Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2005

"First-novelist Edwards (stories: The Secrets of a Fire King, 1997) excels at celebrating a quiet wholesomeness but stumbles over her storyline."
One well-intentioned lie causes deep fissures in a family. Read full book review >