Search Results: "Barney Saltzberg"


BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE BIT OF OOMPH! by Barney Saltzberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A heaping helping of abstract uplift. (Pop-up/picture book. 5-15)"
Emphatic colors and overall tone, plus transformations worked in part by inventive paper engineering, punch up a series of inspirational slogans in this follow-up to Beautiful Oops! (2010). Read full book review >

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STAR OF THE WEEK by Barney Saltzberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Stanley is truly the champion of the underdog—or hamster, as the case may be. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Stanley, Saltzberg's plucky hamster from Crazy Hair Day (2003) fame, returns to cope with the perils of performance anxiety and other grade-school angst in this wryly comical tale. Read full book review >

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CRAZY HAIR DAY by Barney Saltzberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Right you are, Stanley. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Saltzberg conveys the pleasing goofiness of special days at school when students can let their hair down—Pajama Day, Sixties Day, or best of all: Crazy Hair Day. Read full book review >

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TEA WITH GRANDPA by Barney Saltzberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"The welcome modern twist to Saltzberg's intergenerational story is sweetly affirming for today's far-flung families. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl and her grandpa do not let distance keep them from their daily commitment to have tea together. Read full book review >

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THE SOCCER MOM FROM OUTER SPACE by Barney Saltzberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Parents and children both will benefit from this ribtickler. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Saltzberg (The Flying Garbanzos, not reviewed, etc.) gives parent cheerleaders a boost with this droll tale of a young soccer player and his excitable mom. Read full book review >

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THIS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR A HOT DOG STAND by Barney Saltzberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 1995

"With multicolored, oddly shaped buildings and funny-looking cartoon creatures with pointy ears or pointy noses and beady eyes, the residents and residences are a unique lot, but their concerns are part of every neighborhood. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Izzy, sick of working in a toy factory, decides to open a hot dog stand. Read full book review >

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INSIDE THIS BOOK by Barney Saltzberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"An absolutely nifty invitation to children to create and share their own wee books. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Every child has a story inside...or two or three or more. Read full book review >

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ANDREW DREW AND DREW by Barney Saltzberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Joyful imagination, plain and simple. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An unassuming boy, a single lead pencil and plenty of fresh white space make for a true descendent of Harold and the Purple Crayon, with its own flavor. Read full book review >

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STANLEY AND THE CLASS PET by Barney Saltzberg
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"An excellent choice for discussions about both peer pressure and friendship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In his third outing, Stanley the hamster learns firsthand what happens when you give in to peer pressure. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM WITH PUMPKINS by Barney Saltzberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Cartoony watercolors lend a smart animation to this tale of chums finding common ground. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A delightfully dry humor courses through this three-part Halloween treat. Read full book review >

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HIP, HIP, HOORAY DAY! by Barney Saltzberg
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"The second in an ongoing series, Saltzberg's lighthearted portrayal of the complexities of friendship will strike a familiar chord with readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Saltzberg follows up the success of The Problem with Pumpkins (2001) with this endearing tale of best friends and a birthday. Read full book review >