Search Results: "Ben Cort"


BOOK REVIEW

I’M NOT GOING OUT THERE! by Paul Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Siblings may smile, but even those who fight similar battles regularly will agree that this is slight entertainment at best. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bouncy rhymes, bright colors and an entertaining punch line make this likely to amuse young listeners—at least the first time through. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATES LOVE UNDERPANTS by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Be sure to keep your visit with this undergarment-obsessed pirate crew nice and brief. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's too little that's loony in this tale of piratical pantaloon-loving thieves, in spite of its cheery premise and art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARK IN THE DARK by Peter Bently
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Forgettable, despite its child-magnet subject. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The smaller sea creatures live in fear of the hungry shark..until they come up with a plan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, MOON! by Francesca Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Judging from all the childhood insomnia out there, there can never be too many bedtime stories, especially when they model a strategy as successful as this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Children who have their own bedrooms must face that moment each night when they feel utterly alone; the time before sleep may seem endless. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAURS LOVE UNDERPANTS by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Children may find Cort's cartoon pictures of big, grumpy-looking dinosaurs sporting undies loud with polka-dots and other patterns briefly (so to speak) amusing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The author and illustrator of Aliens Love Underpants (2007) go to the well again, describing in stumbling verse and colorful but unexceptional art how the dinos wiped themselves out squabbling over their prehistoric panties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE BED by Paul Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"For all of Bright's vivid imagery and Cort's grand detonations of color as he goes about depicting this cockamamie bestiary, this is a very soothing affair, especially suitable for bedtime reading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sure, there are lots of things under the bed you'll be sleeping in tonight, but as Bright rhymes it, they're too busy or lazy or sleepy or scared to be bothering you. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN-GURION by Anita Shapira
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A brief but full-color biography of an essential leader."
In her valuable new biography, Shapira (Emerita, Humanities/Tel Aviv Univ.; Israel: A History, 2012) provides a concise appraisal of a founding father of the nation that was once only the dream of generations.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACKWATER BEN by William Durbin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2003

"Careful research does not automatically equal a great story, and an afterword about logging in the United States still doesn't help this make the cut. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In the winter of 1898, Ben joins his father at a northern Minnesota logging camp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HONESTLY BEN by Bill Konigsberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"A fresh, insightful, inspiring take on what it means to come out. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Not your average boarding school drama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELECTRIC BEN by Robert Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"A work of breadth and energy, just like its subject; engaging and brimming with appeal for a wide audience. (Biography. 8-14)"
A beautifully realized labor of love and affection brings to life one of our brightest founding fathers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN & ZIP by Joanne Linden
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This boardwalk frolic proves even small fries can solve big mysteries. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beachside lost-and-found adventure, told from a kid's point of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE BEN by Mathilde Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2006

"Wry, but unexceptional, text-heavy odyssey, with a nice lesson. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young Ben gains confidence with the help of some enchanted forest creatures. Read full book review >