Search Results: "Ashley Spires"


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 >

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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 >

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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

C’MERE, BOY! by Sharon Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Not for literal-minded readers, but those with an appreciation for the slightly absurd will chuckle. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dog wants a boy, even though his mother points out that they are hard to train and that there isn't enough room in the dog house. Read full book review >

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 >

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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 >

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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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BINKY THE SPACE CAT by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Details in the muted watercolor illustrations, like mousie Ted covering his nose as Binky releases 'space gas,' will keep readers of all ages giggling, whether they're cat lovers or not. (Graphic fiction. 6-10)"
Pudgy black-and-white kitty Binky lives on a space station, where, like any good member of F.U.R.S.T. (Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel), he protects his two humans from aliens. 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 >