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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2008

"With a palette and aesthetic that seems straight from Disney, this will find an audience, but whether that audience is well-served is debatable. (Pop-up/folklore. 6-10)"
The first in a companion series to the duo's immensely popular Encyclopedia Prehistorica has a familiar feel to it: Roughly thematic page openings feature one spectacular pop-up surrounded by smaller folios with miniature pop-up surprises. Read full book review >

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PREDATORS by Lucio Santoro
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Bald eagle, crocodile, tiger, polar bear and great white shark fare better, thanks to greater specificity, but the flashy presentation cannot obscure such gaps as a failure to indicate range, a focus on the sensational and occasionally clunky paper engineering. (Pop-up/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A partially submerged saurian face beckons readers with toothy grin to open and devour, but the information contained within is hardly filling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Delightfully absurd musings on both everyday life and fantasy from an unusually creative mind."
Quirky, irreverent comic strips loaded with interesting and eclectic observations about the today's society. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 19, 2011

"The plot lurches from one surreal scenario to the next, but readers can really amp up the silliness if they've a mind to. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
As customizable as they come, this tale of a wisecracking meatball on the run from a greedy chef can take longer to set up than to read through. Read full book review >

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THE WARRIOR STORY by We The Force Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2014

"A sanitized but action-packed rendition of the hero's early exploits. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
Elaborate video game graphics give this somewhat embroidered account of David's youth and battle with Goliath a melodramatic cast. Read full book review >

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THE WAKING PRINCE by The Story Elves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"A grab bag of stories and storytelling-workshop elements, with lively, fluent prose and art that really deserves better plotlines. (iPad storybook/instructional app. 7-9, adult)"
Torrents of words and pictures, plus ingenious software design, propel a more-or-less-linked pair of clever but half-baked tales. Read full book review >

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THE DAY THE MUSIC STOPPED by The Juno Company
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2011

"Still, it's a brilliant concept and quite well done. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Juno and little brother Rai Rai travel to make-believe musical land Harmonia Springs, where they learn about music and how to appreciate it. Read full book review >