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Nowadays books becomes in all shapes and forms. Books can provides thousands of information with different subjects, teach things people did not know and make people more intelligent. Many people would like to read and learn the book because they know the important of them. Firstly people read the review when they choose the book. Review is one of the important tools for accessing/evaluating books. A book review is a critical evaluation of text, object, event, etc. A review is a kind of commentary not merely a summary. Review is a brief and need to be expressed clearly. In this assignment, I would like to reviews the following three books. They are (1) Jerry Pinkney. Three Little Kittens, (2) Raghuram G.Rajan. Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy and (3) Robin McGraw. What's Age Got to Do with It? : Living Your Healthiest and Happiest Life.

1. Three Little Kittens

The book "Three Little Kittens" has illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. It is a popular children's book. This book is a pretend play kittens and aim for preschoolers who will happy to see the cuddly kittens and their structure. Jerry Pinkney is the author who illustrates more than a hundred books for children since 1964. He got five-time winner of both the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Award. Three little kittens is a children's poetry, young children know the mother goose rhyme of the kittens who have lost their gloves. This book is the classic nursery rhyme songs about three little kittens. The author focus on preschoolers with using the text (well placed and creatively displayed): meow, meow, meow and purr, purr, purr for children to sing along. The writing sense of play is fun and happy ending.

The book "Three Little Kittens" is a kind of picture book. Three little kittens busy with their mittens. They lose, find, soil and wash their mittens. This is the tale with a mother and child and the occurrence of losing the mittens, then finding and finally being rewarded. The feature of the book is for children who have knowledge to take care of their things, take responsibility, do the right thing and solve the problem by themselves.

Three Little Kittens is the young children favorite nursery rhyme. He also describes the writing with suitable rhymes and uses tone slightly. This book provides with fully access to title review and well illustrated. This book is published by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated and the intended audience is preschool to kindergarten. He used the effective pencil and watercolor art which is suitable for children. But some of the figures and appearances are not clear when viewed close up. However, this book is a good source for children and they like the characters which include in this story. Intended audience and reviewer's credentials are more reliable in this book because the book review already shows these features. The unique feature of the book (the strengths of the book) is useful for book review because reader usually used this features to check the book is good to read or not.

2. Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy

The second one is the Fault Lines. Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy is written by Raghuram G.Rajan. The author wins the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award in 2010 by this book. Raghuram Rajan is the Eric J.Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance Chicago Booth. Raghuram Rajan, economist, who warned of the global financial crisis in this book. This book is his most recent book. He is currently working as an economic advisor to the Prime Minister of India. This book is a kind of business and investing. It is published by Princeton University Press by 2010. In this book, the author summarizes the structural reasons for the financial crash of year 2008 and his literature reviews to avoid same problems in the future.

While using the global books in print online book store, reader can get full description of the review about this book. In the full description section, reader can also get author information, summary of a book and provide lots of information about this book. The book review provides publisher information, title reviews, author biography, other formats, stock availability and especially included tale of content. The intended audience of the book is college student and currency is change according to the market area like Australia in $38.95(AUD) and United States in $26.95(USD). The country of publication is United States and market is also United States. From the title review, people can get summary about the book.

The reader gets lots of information about business opportunity in America. The book was divided into ten business chapters and also provides epilogue and notes. The background of the book is financial crises, income distribution United States, and economic history of 21st century. This book is one of the few economic books and it is also written by one of the fewer economists. The author strongly mentions the financial crisis in this book. I had assumed that the unique feature of the book and table of contents are more useful for reviewer and the usefulness of the review and the intended audience is also reliable for the reviewer.

3. What's Age Got to Do with It? : Living Your Healthiest and Happiest Life

What's Age Got to Do with It? : Living Your Healthiest and Happiest Life by Robin McGrow is about the women who feel older than the current age. Especially these women are wife and mother. The author, Robin McGrow, is a wife of television talk show host Dr. Phil McGrow. All these information about author can get from Synopsis of the Book Review. Readers can easily access the synopsis to read the quality of the book and to know it is their search item or not. Synopsis is of the major features in Book Review. Book Description provide large amount of useful information to user who can get reliable reviewing sources. Description provides Title, Author, Publisher, etc and also provide highlighted text. The highlighted text can also support the new search on that item. So the amount of information provided is fully support for customer.

This book is slightly focused on general adult audience. Review already supports bestseller list for this book. Reader can access bowker subjects to access and find the other related subjects. The bowker subject is one of the most useful information for readers; they can see the other related topics and can easily access the related topic. Language is also provided currently in English. This book contains 240 pages and physical dimension is 6 x 9 in, 1.11 lbs. Currency is also change according to the country like $24.95 (AUD) in Australia and $26.99(USD) in United States. All of this information can get form book review. As my thinking, stock availability is also important because readers can check the supplier and available place when they access the review of the book and want to get this book. Synopsis source is useful for reader and stock availability and bowker subject are reliable for this purpose.


A review gives the reader the information that is necessary and important using few words of the content. A review provides a critical assessment of the content. Review allows dialogue and discussion with the editor and with other audiences. Book review also communicates the reader's idea and the reviewer experienced. Even if people (reader) would not appreciate the review, it often suggests. The book "Three Little Kittens" by Jerry Pinkey is a good reference for children and also one of the winning picture books of Jerry Pinkney. The other book "Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy" by Raghuram Rajan is about the banking, corporate finance and economic development, specially the role finance play in it. The last one "What's Age Got to Do with It?: Living Your Healthiest and Happiest Life" is about the women health over age of 55. She highlight about the women especially wife (mother) is fully take care of her family and usually sacrifice her health and soul. She discusses about that things and mentions how to live better. All of the summary of each book can get from synopsis of the book review. Reader can easily access to synopsis to watch out the book.