Search Results: "Wheelbarrow"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WRONG BOOK by Nick Bland
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2012

"A story is only as engaging as its storyteller; this winsome offering leads the way in one crucial area where many digital storybooks fall tellingly short. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
This short, imaginative tale simply wasn't meant to be but is so fantastically narrated, readers won't soon forget. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY HUNGRY BEAR by Nick Bland
by Nick Bland, illustrated by Nick Bland, developed by Wheelbarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2012

"It's an entertaining read that misses greatness...but just bearly. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
Two bears from very different places meet and bond over their love of fish in a pleasant-enough app that has a few clever touches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY ITCHY BEAR by Nick Bland
by Nick Bland, illustrated by Nick Bland, developed by Wheelbarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"What this app lacks in originality it makes up for in cuddly familiarity. Bear enchants, even wordlessly, and is coming into his own as an app star young readers will be happy to see again. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Employing similar techniques as The Very Hungry Bear (2012), which features the same titular ursine, this story about a persistent flea offers flashes of humor and a neat lesson about scale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRONICLE OF THE SEVEN SORROWS by Patrick Chamoiseau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 1999

"Don't be surprised if the accomplished Chamoiseau emerges as one of the new century's leading Nobel prize candidates."
Chronicle Of The Seven Sorrows ($25.00; Nov. 19; 226 pp.; 0-8032-1495-2) The first novel (published in 1986 in France) by the Martiniquean author of Texaco and Solibo Magnificent, among other colorful fiction and autobiography, is a raffish mock epic celebration of his island homeland's energetically mixed (French and Creole) language and culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OF BEASTS AND BEINGS by Ian Holding
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A story most notable for the grim monotony of the character's trek."
A trek through war-torn Zimbabwe becomes an exercise in survival; Holding's second novel (Unfeeling, 2007) is a story-within-a-story, a postmodern outlet for white guilt. Read full book review >