Search Results: "Aaron Zenz"


BOOK REVIEW

MONSTERS GO NIGHT-NIGHT by Aaron Zenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Combine monsters, ridiculousness, and audience participation for a delightfully raucous result. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Though this book is all about monsters' bedtime routines, don't be fooled—this will induce not sleep but its opposite. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HICCUPOTAMUS by Aaron Zenz
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Fun for all. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"There was a hippopotamus / Who hiccupped quite-a-lotamus / And every time he got'emus... / …He'd fall upon his bottomus." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUG A BULL by Aaron Zenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"While it's useful for the wide range of animals covered, the disconnect between the occasionally sophisticated text and the slightly saccharine pictures ultimately compromises its success. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Zenz utilizes clever wordplay to introduce names for a menagerie of animal dads to the preschool crowd. Read full book review >

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LITTLE IFFY LEARNS TO FLY by Aaron Zenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Friendship and supportive verbal encouragement help overcome fearful resistance in this pleasant if not especially remarkable tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Learning to fly is a scary idea for Little Iffy, who is a "bitty griffin…part lion and part eagle." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE EWE by Aaron Zenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"The best part of this slim title is the final page, which pictures all the animal mothers with their appropriate names. Consider only as an additional purchase. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A breezy book aimed at young readers touches upon the unique terms for 27 animal mamas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANK AARON by Peter Golenbock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Pair this for the perfect spring story hour with Lesa Cline-Ransome's Satchel Paige (not reviewed) and Elisha Cooper's Ballpark (1998). (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
The veteran sportswriter, whom readers will remember from his affecting story of Jackie Robinson and PeeWee Reese (Teammates, 1990), takes the real-life tale of baseball slugger Hank Aaron and fashions it into a fable of hope, endurance, and faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SPAGHETTI-SLURPING SEWER SERPENT by Laura Ripes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Fun enough once through, but not much more. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pint-sized sleuth tracks a purple underground monster. Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE PUPPIES JUMPING ON THE BED by Lily Karr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"With its rushed conclusion, there's not enough bounce to lift this rhyme out of the ordinary. (Board book. 1-3)"
Monkeys shouldn't get all the fun, should they? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUNAWAY SANTA by Anne Margaret Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Send this Santa back to the North Pole, and let Mrs. Claus run away on her own vacation. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Santa Claus wants to explore the world, so he sets off on a series of adventurous trips, with a lot of assistance from Mrs. Claus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AARON BURR by Buckner F. Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Stories of important men behaving badly usually make entertaining reading, and this is no exception."
An engrossing account of the new American republic's first great treason trial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUNAWAY PUMPKIN by Anne Margaret Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Little ones just beginning to celebrate Halloween are sure to chime in on the repeated refrain, 'you are my little pumpkin,' and be inspired to dream up all the exciting things they can take part in during Halloween night. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a little pumpkin tells his mother about all the adventures he wants to have on Halloween, she makes loving preparations so that he will have the best time ever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AARON SPELLING by Aaron Spelling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Professionally done, with many enjoyable moments, but not quite an Emmy-winning performance. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
From The Mod Squad to Dynasty to Melrose Place, the world's most prolific producer tells his story, anecdote by anecdote by anecdote. Read full book review >