Search Results: "Matt and Dave"


BOOK REVIEW

YUCK'S FART CLUB AND YUCK'S SICK TRICK by Matt and Dave
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Regardless of the permissiveness of their parents, children of a certain age will flock to this book. (Humor. 7-10)"
This British import is something of a psychological test; parents who read it will find out exactly how permissive they are. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YUCK'S PET WORM AND YUCK'S ROTTEN JOKE by Matt and Dave
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Parents might think of the book as therapy. It will help their children survive the battles they fight every day. (Chapter book. 7-10)"
This book has one surefire selling point: No adult will be able to stand it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY AND DAVE by Felice Arena
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Better to read Susan Pearson's Slugs in Love (2006), illustrated by Kevin O'Malley. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Sliding along on a slick of sibilants, this episode pairs "sleek, slim and simply stunning" Sally, "sensational at sports," with sloppy neighbor Dave, who spends his time "sleeping sideways in his own slime." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FRIEND MATT AND HENA THE WHORE by Adam Zameenzad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1993

"Much powerful writing, and the events described have all too many parallels, but cumulatively more homily than novel."
Also from Zameenzad (see above): a well-meaning, often mystical story of children trying to survive in war-torn Africa—a story with special resonances considering the situation in Somalia but one that makes more for inspiration than literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIA, MATT AND THE LAZY GATOR by Annie Langois
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Though the design and layout suggest a young target audience, the advanced vocabulary (writhe, posterity and discreetly all appear on a single page) as well as the romantic focus—sweethearts, smooches and spooning all making an appearance—will make this one a hard sell to the early elementary crowd. (Fiction. 6-9)"
This early chapter book is a somewhat awkward translation from the French original. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Poor Sam and Dave. Lucky readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Sam and Dave dig a hole, readers get "something spectacular." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEARLESS DAVE by Bob Wilson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children trained to expect action on every page may find the episode a bit wordy and slow-going, but there's certainly food for thought here, as well as an amiable, silly story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Younger readers who prefer their tales of knightly valor straight up should eschew this droll, double-stranded import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVE BARRY IS FROM MARS AND VENUS by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Others may simply laugh. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Syndicated columnist and clowning Pulitzer-nik Barry (Dave Barry in Cyberspace, 1996, etc.) is back with another series of columns, regular as an equinox and admittedly starting to strain for a decent title (``A lot of the really good ones are taken. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAVEBOY DAVE by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lively series opener. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In a time when brawn is prized, a scrawny caveboy must use his brains to pass an initiation and hunt a fierce beast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRAZY DAVE by Basil Johnston
Released: April 1, 2001

"Not a happy ending, but nonetheless a lively and appealing memoir."
The author looks back on the history of his family, members of an Ojibway tribe driven out of Wisconsin in the 1850s to settle on an Ontario reserve. Read full book review >