Search Results: "Barney Saltzberg"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL AROUND THE SEASONS by Barney Saltzberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Lacking the flare and humor of the stories featuring Saltzberg's usual characters (hamster Stanley and piglet Cornelius P. Mud), this rhyming look at the seasons falls a little flat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A rhyming salute to the four seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORNELIUS P. MUD, ARE YOU READY FOR SCHOOL? by Barney Saltzberg
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp2005 and perfectly captures the effervescence of childhood imagination. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cornelius, the irrepressible pig, is often upside down. Read full book review >

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CORNELIUS P. MUD, ARE YOU READY FOR BED? by Barney Saltzberg
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"With only a few very large words per page for text, and figures placed against featureless, unevenly brushed backgrounds in the art, this helter-skelter bedtime ritual even has a David-ish look—but its unique tack makes it more that just borrowed goods. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In an amusing counterpart to David Shannon's instant classic No, David! (1998), a cheery piglet calls out affirmatives to a series of bedtime queries from an oblivious parent: "Have you put your toys away?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHENGDU CAN DO by Barney Saltzberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"A cozy declaration of independence—with a caveat that's not just for toddlers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The roly-poly panda of Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep (2014) wakes up hungry. Read full book review >