Search Results: "Ashley Spires"


BOOK REVIEW

BINKY by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Fans will be pleased (if sad to say goodbye), and new readers will beg for the indomitable space cat's earlier adventures. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
Disaster on Binky's space station comes in the shape of "SUITCASES!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THING LOU COULDN'T DO by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"While it offers a valuable lesson, it's not a terribly eventful or memorable book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Try, try, and try again, even if you don't succeed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMALL SAUL by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Charrrh-ming. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Small Saul's in love with the sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PENGUIN AND THE CUPCAKE by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The watercolor animals are based on Spires's finger-puppet line but have a laugh-out-loud charm all their own. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sticklers shouldn't get distressed when they see Penguin and Polar Bear and Walrus on the book jacket; they'll learn inside how animals who live so far apart can be in the same story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER-SCHEDULED ANDREW by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"For children, a whimsical word of warning. For their parents, a pleasant surprise that this time they're not made out to be at fault. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Andrew's interests threaten to get the better of him in this tongue-in-cheek take on an all-too-common plight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Spires' understanding of the fragility and power of the artistic impulse mixes with expert pacing and subtle characterization for maximum delight. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Making things is difficult work. Readers will recognize the stages of this young heroine's experience as she struggles to realize her vision. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BINKY TO THE RESCUE by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The muted palette and variety of panel shapes, sound effects, expressive characters and deadpan humor work in perfect rib-tickling harmony. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
Intrepid Space Cat Binky returns with another thrilling and dangerous adventure! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDIE'S ENSEMBLES by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A heartwarming tale of self-discovery and friendship. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A budding fashion maven learns the hard way what defines personal style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LARF by Ashley Spires
by Ashley Spires, illustrated by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"It won't set your hair on fire, but it's a story that exudes its own dry warmth. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A modest tale of a Bigfoot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLUFFY STRIKES BACK by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"This spinoff series opener is a must for Binky's legions of faithful feline fans. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel saves unsuspecting humans from aliens daily. How do they do it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BINKY TAKES CHARGE by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A purrrfect mix of slapstick, deadpan and catpan. (Graphic novel. 8-12)"
Space cat Lt. Binky has been tapped for a new assignment: recruit trainer! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BINKY UNDER PRESSURE by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Fans will celebrate; aliens will quiver in fright. (Graphic fiction. 7-14)"
Binky the Space Cat returns for his third not-so-quite-out-of-this-world adventure. Read full book review >