Search Results: "Ben Cort"


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

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

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

ACTION! by Robert Cort
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Much fun. Four Stars and an Irving Thalberg Award."
Generational Hollywood business saga and first outing by Cort, a producer whose 52 film credits include Runaway Bride and Mr. Holland's Opus. Read full book review >

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JAMES PARKS AND BEN COSTA
by Alex Heimbach

“A skeleton and a slime walk into a bar…” That may sound like the wind up to a very nerdy joke, but it’s actually the set up for a scene in James Parks and Ben Costa’s new YA graphic novel, Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli, which, to be fair, is full of very nerdy — ...


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5 MORE SCIENCE FICTION BOOKS JUMPING ON THE HOLLYWOOD ADAPTATION TRAIN
by John DeNardo

One of the great thrills of being a book lover is seeing your favorite book getting adapted for television and film. Hollywood routinely mines the pages of books for story ideas with increasing frequency. As well they should! The pages of science fiction books contain some of the most well-thought-out ideas of storytelling. Check out these books, which might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY by Ben Clanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"The slowly dawning message will elicit excitement about spring, wishing, and the ability to decode a narrative. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bored with the familiar, this young daydreamer imagines how life could be different. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JULIA'S HOUSE FOR LOST CREATURES by Ben Hatke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Readers will want to move right in. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a little girl opens her house to "lost creatures," chaos reigns until she sets rules for harmonious coexistence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO FLUNG DUNG? by Ben Redlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A heaping flop, even for children who fall on this sort of humor and devour it with relish. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Redlich dumps off a single-joke solo debut in which the simian victim of a fecal prank goes around repeating the titular enquiry over and over. And over. Read full book review >