Search Results: "Andrew Arnold"


BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPLESS KNIGHT by James Sturm
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"This Knight may be sleepless, but he certainly does shine. (Graphic early reader. 4-7)"
How is a Knight supposed to fall asleep without his beloved teddy bear? Read full book review >

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GRYPHONS AREN'T SO GREAT by James Sturm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Gryphons might not be great, but this sweet tale of friendship certainly is. (Graphic early reader. 4-7)"
The Knight and his noble steed, Edward, find their friendship challenged when the Knight turns his attention to a new friend: a gryphon. Read full book review >

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LITTLE GREEN MEN AT THE MERCURY INN by Greg Leitich Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"A close encounter that fails to engage. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Aidan's life at his family's motel gets a whole lot more interesting when aliens arrive. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Wrapped up with some drawing paper and pens, this clever Christmas cartoon construction might spark some creative projects. (Graphic picture book. 5-10)"
This lightweight, mildly humorous story about Santa, his favorite elf and a Christmas knight advises kids to draw their own comic strips, though no practical help is offered in drawing instruction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Entertaining and surprisingly edifying. (Graphic nonfiction. 9-12)"
An insightful and enjoyable way for kids to learn about cartooning, presented in a vibrant graphic format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Mission: Planet Earth (2009) shares both authors and publication date, but addresses an older audience and takes a more theoretical look at the potential hazards of unwise energy management. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
"Switch. Conserve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OGRES AWAKE! by James Sturm
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"Guaranteed to make readers feel like they've woken up on the right side of the bed. (Graphic early reader. 4-7)"
The Knight and Edward find their kingdom besieged by sleeping ogres—what should they do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SIMPLE PEOPLE by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1992

"Simplistic and heavy-handed, but in the spirit of real contemporary concerns—a book that could contribute to thoughtful discussion. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The ``simple people''—depicted in Shachat's glowing mixed- media art as adult males whose pink, almost hairless heads constitute more than half their bulk—live happily, singing songs and eating fruit, until a serpent intrudes in the form of a first invention: Node makes a frame to look through. Read full book review >

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VINCENT PAINTS HIS HOUSE by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"So very Van Gogh and so very satisfying! (Picture book. 3-8)"
The conceit at the center of this celebration of art and color? Tell a pleasingly repetitive tale featuring the Dutch post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh without ever mentioning his full name. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIDE, FLY GUY, RIDE! by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Keep flying, Fly Guy! (Early reader. 4-8)
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A ride in the car has never been scarier—or this much fun Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREEN WILMA, FROG IN SPACE by Tedd Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"What gives Wilma a touch of the special is her equanimity; after all, she finds herself in some pretty strange precincts, but she keeps her cool and her focus, even though she never gets the fly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
More than 15 years ago, Green Wilma made a splashy, absurdist debut (Green Wilma, 1993), and now Arnold has splendidly resurrected the young frog. Read full book review >

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DIRTY GERT by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Vegans, locavores, farm-to-table enthusiasts, take note—Gert is as organic as they come and a genuine delectation, worms and all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A sweet little ragamuffin, by nature and nurture, is drawn to dirt. Read full book review >