Search Results: "Andy Hullinger"


BOOK REVIEW

DRAGONSTER by Andy  Hullinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2012

"Colorful, yes. Interactive, absolutely. Captivating or original, not so much. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)"
Things that go bump in the night are tediously explained. Again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON BRUSH by John  Solimine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2012

"With its distinctive look, a great drawing element that's actually appropriate to the story and a moral that values cleverness over power, Bing-Wen's app is as rare and magical as the dragons he loves to paint. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
The story of a magical dragon brush that can bring painted objects to life casts its own spell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOURNEY TO THE MOON by Andy Mansfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A 'cheesy' episode with a double twist at the end. Younger audiences may need at least part of the joke explained. (Pop-up picture book. 2-5)"
In this very simple pop-up book, a rocket ship blasts off from Earth, hums through space, and touches down at last on the moon—with a goopy "BLOOP." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIGHT LIGHTS AND STARRY NIGHTS by Andy Runton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Young readers and pre-readers alike will respond strongly to the tale's elemental drama and clearly defined emotional arc. (Graphic picture book. 2-5)"
The small owl with big eyes and equally outsized heart makes new friends on a nocturnal outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIND THE DOTS by Andy Mansfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A multifaceted lead-in to the more open-ended play in Hervé Tullet's interactive outings. (Pop-up picture book. 3-5)"
An invitation to explore different combinations of flaps, spinners, pop-ups, and pull tabs to reveal one to 10 hidden dots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY HUBBLE'S BOOK OF TROUBLES by Andy Myer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"For readers who've exhausted the Wimpy Kid series, an acceptable follow-up. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Middle schooler Henry Harrison Hubble keeps an occasional "pretty personal" journal, but when it's stolen and pages are posted on social media, he has to take drastic action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS ALL AFLUTTER! by Andy Runton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

"New format, new look, same 'Aw, shucks' story, art and characters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Graphic novelist Runton trades off page count for picture-book-bright hues and tones in his first all-color Owly story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARE YOU A HORSE? by Andy Rash
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"It's silliness without sweetness or charm, and the surprise ending falls flat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cowboy Roy gets a saddle for his birthday, complete with instructions: Find a horse and go for a ride. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AGENT A TO AGENT Z by Andy Rash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom this isn't, but some of the rhymes are clever, and there's a movie in miniature, or at least a familiar scenario, on nearly every page. (Picture book. 7-8)"
Pairing a rhymed text to digitally colored "Spy-vs.-Spy" style cartoons, Rash sends a secret agent out on a quest to find the ringer among his 25 associates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VARMINTS by Andy Hirsch
by Andy Hirsch, illustrated by Andy Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Yee-haw! Pa never does show up, but there are plainly more misadventures in store before trail's end. (Graphic Western. 11-13)"
Two children get into one pickle after another as they search the Old West for their elusive dad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST PROPERTY by Andy Poyiadgi
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2015

"The general premise is an old favorite, though here it gets an inflection that may appeal best to audiences familiar with the accretion of loss. (Graphic short story. 14 & up)"
In this short graphic tale a mail carrier's past comes back not to haunt but to inspire him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICKLICIOUS! by Andy Myer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

"Alec is earnest enough, but his campy enthusiasm is a bit hard to choke down and leaves behind a slightly sour aftertaste. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Alec enjoys pickles' snappy yumminess in all their great shades and variations, but no one understands his heartfelt adoration for them. Read full book review >