Search Results: "Wendy Wahman"


BOOK REVIEW

A CAT LIKE THAT by Wendy Wahman
ANIMALS
Released: June 21, 2011

"Cat lovers will be instantly smitten, and even those who aren't as immediately enthusiastic may well be won over by this slinky, strong-minded, creature. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Striking illustrations and a pitch-perfect portrait of an unnamed pet's personality combine to showcase charming (and practical) advice on how to make friends with a feline. Read full book review >

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DON’T LICK THE DOG by Wendy Wahman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

Eye-popping colors and exaggerated shapes with sharp edges are the defining characteristics of Wahman's distinctive illustrations for this how-to on meeting new canine friends. Read full book review >

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RABBIT STEW by Wendy Wahman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A book that forgoes the basics of comprehension in pursuit of purposeful misdirection. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A tale of foxes and rabbit goes for a twist ending. Read full book review >

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SNOWBOY 1, 2, 3 by Joe Wahman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Count on skipping this one in favor of a celebration of winter that has a more obvious storyline. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Even the sparkles on the cover may not be enough to redeem this wintry counting book, the author's debut. Read full book review >

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BOO! IT'S HALLOWEEN by Wendy Watson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"A nicely understated change of pace from the more garish books for this holiday. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Continuing her holiday series (A Valentine for You, 1991), Watson uses here the same appealing characters and New England setting, cozily set forth in an assortment of cartoon-style vignettes and more expansive illustrations; but this time she takes a somewhat different tack with a text that includes less traditional material: While the straightforward narrative describes preparations and kids making their trick-or-treat rounds, the characters (pets, too) in the pictures are asking riddle-jokes that bid fair to steal the show (``What...do ghosts wear?'' ``Boo jeans!''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Absolutely no villains—even the witch who cast the spell gets to turn herself into a cat to accompany her feline companion—and a bunch of supportive parents, siblings and buddies make for a squeaky-clean read. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A reasonably charming middle-grade version of "Beauty and the Beast" has little bite. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Although this could have used a tighter focus, tweens may actually relate to the playground politics, get caught up with the suspenseful plot and appreciate the accessibility of arithmetic, thanks to Lichtman's lucid descriptions and drawings. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Told in the first person, this debut set in an Oakland, Calif., middle school sacrifices telling details of setting and character to competing plot lines and a tricky premise involving math. Read full book review >

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ALL WE HAVE LEFT by Wendy Mills
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Both a poignant contemplation on 9/11 and a necessary intervention in this current political climate. (timeline, author's note) (Fiction. 13-18)"
This election cycle, with its exacerbated Islamophobia, makes author Mills' (Positively Beautiful, 2015) fictive meditation on 9/11 and the 15 years after especially timely. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALLING INTO MANHOLES by Wendy Merrill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2008

"Extremely personal but oddly prosaic: She may have written this with a clear head, but the evidence here suggests that Merrill's insights into her life remain blurry."
Self-described "menmoir" examines parallels between the author's romantic failures and her decades-long struggles with alcoholism, bulimia and depression. Read full book review >

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COMING HOME TO JERUSALEM by Wendy Orange
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2000

"A desultory, episodic, and most unsatisfying peek at contemporary Israel."
A rather predictable Cook's Tour of the Holy Land. Read full book review >