This little bit of bedtime foolery feels a little incomplete, but it should strike a chord—and it’s far wittier than the similarly themed Go the Fuck to Sleep.
As in the previous volumes, construction vocabulary and geological terms are emphasized in the rhyming text...Bold, computer-generated illustrations are filled with trucks, machinery, dogs in motion...Big trucks, jovial dogs and snappy rhyming text serve again as the building blocks of another successful entry in this solidly built series.
Think of it as the Badly Tuned Lyre of Orpheus, or the Myth of the Off-Key Sirens: Bad Singer is an essential tale about how human beings, even those of us with tin ears, can’t help but be drawn to music.
...Hugo-Bader extracts brilliant tales from the extraordinary characters he meets...along the way. The result is a staggering, eye-opening account of a hellish region...
There is no doubt that Pasternak Slater’s analysis of his oeuvre is a superb piece of work. It should become a classic, enduring study.
Miller’s book is a lively and accessible blend of pop culture and science in which a Dire Straits encore explains the Drake Equation, the platypus introduces evolution...Pop science readers will have fun with this energetic look at the hunt for alien life.
His storytelling has evolved into a more reflexive, denser, meditative voice. Thus Bad Begins is a novel, of course, but it could be perfectly read, too, as a beautiful, savage essay on hypocrisy.
“When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank” is filled with fascinating tales from the annals of history. If you have even a passing interest in the past, Milton’s work here will prove a worthwhile read.
The playful visuals and Meehan’s off-the-cuff text offer near-constant reminders that vegetables are wildly versatile, and cooking them ought to be fun.
McKnight gives an exemplary history of hockey itself and adds excellent chapters on related subjects such as how changes in hockey arenas have affected how the sport is broadcast, and appends a survey of significant announcers from the past whose influence lives on today.
At the end of the day, Small Great Things is a valiant effort to do something positive. Picoult must be applauded for that. The story itself is excellent, fast-paced, and even at times nail biting. But there are bound to be #ownvoices criticisms that are equally valid.
...dismissing everything as absurd is not, as Paxman seems to believe, a prophylactic against pomposity but rather a demonstration of it. This is a shame because when he relaxes, he writes well and entertainingly.
Clearly Some Writer! Is a labor of love, and like White, Sweet has put her heart and soul into each illustration and each word she writes to tell the story of the man who created Stuart Little, Charlotte, Templeton, Fern, and Wilbur. Readers both young and old are the beneficiaries.
There’s nothing half-baked about this impressive omnibus as Bittman delivers the promised “everything” in an epic homage to baking.
A memoirist, actress, fashion model, jewelry designer, philanthropist, and food show host, she now adds encyclopedia author to her credits with this handy and knowledgeable look at the wide world of seasonings.
Though almost every Christian Sunday school puts on a Christmas pageant, there are few picture books that cover this annual holiday event, especially titles accessible to preschoolers. Children preparing to be in a pageant will enjoy this, as will Engelbreit’s many adult fans.
...Macaulay’s brilliantly designed, engagingly informal diagrams and cutaways bring within the grasp of even casual viewers a greater understanding of the technological wonders of both past and present.
Ultimately English ducks his own question, insisting there can be no simple answer given the overwhelming complexities involved. Yet that does not make his work less valid.
...his excellent new book...The release of Semley’s book this week will no doubt occasion another battery of celebratory odes to the Kids and their importance, their influence, their continued relevance to this day.
Domnarski’s biography reveals interesting details about the man. We see Posner privately skewering colleagues. We see him calling himself “a monster” and disdaining conventional morality.