Search Results: "Andrea Parisi"


BOOK REVIEW

BALLY, THE BALLOON DOG by Mara Colecchia
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2011

"A few bells and whistles fail to make this app soar. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
Bally meets up with three "real" dogs and through a series of events realizes that he's different. Will he ever fit in? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO NOT OPEN! by Mark Parisi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Just different enough from the others in the genre to be a welcome addition. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-11)"
Not all philistines are aliens, but Marty is pretty sure at least one of them is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIOT’S NOISY NIGHT by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"MPQUOTEPAGECOUNT 802) or the shelf full of other takes on the theme. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The plush moose gets past another common domestic challenge in this seventh outing in the industry known as Elliot (Elliot Gets Stuck, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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ELLIOT’S BATH by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Fans of the books will not be disappointed, but there's not much else to recommend. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Several stuffed animals run into a problem when Socks the monkey inadvertently spills paint on herself and on Elliot the plush moose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Andrea Wisnewski
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Overall, however, an elegant addition to the cache of existing editions. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-7)"
This favorite fairytale has enticed many an illustrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUGDOG by Andrea U’Ren
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2001

"Good dog. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gender stereotyping gets a good thumping in this first book from U'Ren. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIOT'S EMERGENCY by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The coaching Elliot gets on learning to sew hints at self- sufficiency, without becoming didactic. (Picture book. 3-7)"
If a torn seam for a stuffed toy is like a skinned knee for a child, it's no wonder that Elliot the moose turns to his other toy friends for help in keeping his stuffing from falling out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF CAMP by Andrea Zuill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"This debut picture book will delight more than dog lovers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Homer, a goggle-eyed, middle-size houndish-looking canine, yearns to go to Wolf Camp, a place "Where every dog can live as a wolf—for an entire week!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST CALL by PJ Parisi
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A pleasant yet conventional novel that explores the nature of faith and good and evil."
When God and the Devil make a bet, one man's soul—and the fate of the world—are caught in the middle in this debut Christian thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CONJURER'S RIDDLE by Andrea Cremer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A suitably swashbuckling sequel. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
The sequel to The Inventor's Secret (2014) finds plucky Resistance warrior Charlotte leading her small but trusty band of youthful rebels through the thickets and swamps of the New York Wildlands in a desperate bid to reach French-held rebel territory near a fictional New Orleans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANATOMY OF A MISFIT by Andrea Portes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A compelling debut for teens from adult novelist Portes (Hick, 2007, etc.). (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
Anika Dragomir, the third most popular girl at her high school in 1980s Nebraska, is pursued by two different boys, both off-limits to her, in a romance filled with seriously funny dark humor and tragedy. Read full book review >