Search Results: "Andrea Zimmerman"


BOOK REVIEW

FIRE ENGINE MAN by Andrea Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Joining Digger Man (2003), this pint-sized career guide will kindle young imaginations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Proclaiming right off, "I love Fire Engines," a rosy-cheeked tot reveals the details of his fireman aspirations. Read full book review >

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TRASHY TOWN by Andrea Zimmerman
Released: April 30, 1999

"Part of a spate of books intent on bringing the garbage collectors in children's lives a little closer, this almost matches Eve Merriam's Bam Bam Bam (1995), also illustrated by Yaccarino, for sheer verbal and visual volume. (Picture book. 5-7)"
PLB 0-06-027140-X Listeners will quickly take up the percussive chorus—"Dump it in, smash it down, drive around the Trashy town! Read full book review >

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DIGGER MAN by Andrea Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Truck and machinery fans will dig this—and the closing scene, in which the narrator is seen kindling a like enthusiasm in the next generation by sharing a book and toy with his toddler sib, may inspire young readers to go and do likewise. (Picture book. 5-7)"
As his sandbox toy swells to full size, a young lad announces that he's going to don a hard hat and "digger-man boots," then move rocks and mud to create a "digger park" where he can play with his little brother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADE OF ANDREA FOX by Jacob Terrell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Moderately entertaining, high-stakes fantasy; first in a planned series."
In Terrell's first novel, high school student Andrea Jillian Fox's mysterious parentage and shadowy destiny threatens two worlds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 16, 1999

In her sequel to Losers, Inc. (1997), Mills allows Julius to emerge as something of a sad sack—he's convinced he can't do anything right, that his mother doesn't like him, and that he has nothing to offer—but he's wrong. Read full book review >

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FIRE! FIRE! HURRY! HURRY! by Andrea Zimmerman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"A joyful celebration of team work, sure to please the preschool set. (Fiction. 4-6)"
Again and again, a team of four-legged firefighters puts dinner on hold when a series of fires breaks out in the neighborhood. Read full book review >

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THE COW BUZZED by Andrea Zimmerman
ANIMALS
Released: May 30, 1993

"Meisel's lively, cartoony illustrations add to the fun, though—like the best of folklore—this wonderfully cadenced tale can stand on its own. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When the bee sneezes, the cow catches his cold—``She caught the cough and the sniffle and the sneeze ah-choo, and it was odd because she caught the buzz...'Buzzzzz. Read full book review >

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MY DOG TOBY by Andrea Zimmerman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2000

"A thoroughly delightful story by the authors of the also delightful Trashy Town (1999). (Picture book. 3-7)"
Meet Toby, an adorable beagle who constantly endears himself to his owner despite the fact that Toby won't cooperate with her plans to teach him a trick . . . any trick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 5, 2012

"A pleasant voyage for anyone seeking a personal history of the ocean liner."
Simpson (Alive on the Andrea Doria! The Greatest Sea Rescue in History, 2006, etc.) returns to the subject she knows best in her personal account of the 1956 wreck of the SS Andrea Doria off New England's coast en route to New York. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS! by Howard Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"Dinosaur and monster fans may be left wide-eyed, but they'll find more to chew over in Dougal Dixon's Amazing Dinosaurs (p. 128). (Web sites, chart of groups, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Melodrama is the name of the game in this tall-format browsing item. Read full book review >

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HOSTAGE by R.D. Zimmerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Veteran Zimmerman (Red Trance, 1994, etc.), as if knowing this high-concept snatch has nowhere to go, punches up Mills's hardcover debut with such ferocity and horrific physical detail that it transcends its pulpish story to become a full-throated howl of anger and pain."
Desperate to dramatize the plight of AIDS victims and furious at homophobic Congressman Johnny Clariton—whose presidential speeches, identifying AIDS as a punishment for immoral behavior, are calling for a moratorium on government assistance for AIDS sufferers and research into a possible cure- -three friends in the terminal stages of the illness kidnap the Congressman from a fund-raiser, planning to videotape themselves as they tell him how they contracted the HIV virus and guarantee his sympathy for AIDS research by injecting him with their blood before they turn him loose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

101 Things I Want to Say to My Daughter, Andrea, on Beginning Her Career by Douglas J. Wood
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A welcome adjunct to the wealth of how-to parenting literature."
An affectionate advice and how-to manual for an adult child. Read full book review >