Search Results: "Ben Mantle"


BOOK REVIEW

HUG! by Ben Mantle
by Ben Mantle, illustrated by Ben Mantle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"While the covers of both titles suggest lots of interaction, the pages within fail to deliver the goods. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
An ode to various kinds of hugs as enacted by various animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUDY'S WINDY CHRISTMAS by Helen Baugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Just the ticket for readers who are dying to introduce fart jokes into their Christmas festivities. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This British import focuses on Santa's lead reindeer, Rudy, who, as the title indicates, has a major attack of flatulence on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT by Penny Parker Klostermann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"No matter how many swallowed-fly titles you own, this one belongs on your shelf too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In days of yore, before a certain fly's ultimately fatal encounter with an Old Lady, there was an old dragon who felt rather peckish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE SHEEP, BLUE SHEEP by Thom Wiley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A colorful, off-kilter barnyard party. (Board book. 2-4)"
A farmer's clumsiness leads to a color explosion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COOKED-UP FAIRY TALE by Penny Parker Klostermann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"All that's missing are the recipes. (Picture book. 5-8)"
William might live in the land of fairy tales, but he just wants to cook. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1996

"A hard, sad tale, one which removes the varnish from an American legend and paints him in all-too-human colors. (16 pages photos) (Author tour)"
What makes this already familiar account of drunkenness, infidelity, and remorse so startling is that it's by Mantle and members of his family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1994

"Frequent celebrity coauthor Herskowitz (This 'n' That by Bette Davis, 1987, etc.) helps the slugger achieve a low-key, no-frills prose style that packs a lot of information (and some good gossip) into a fairly short book. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Given Mantle's well-known fondness for the bottle (and his widely publicized decision to seek treatment for it earlier this year), it's perhaps not surprising that his book opens and closes with a plea to kids not to abuse drugs or alcohol. 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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BOOK REVIEW

THE TABLE SETS ITSELF by Ben Clanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Clanton makes chores a delight! (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl receives a new responsibility, but when the prized task becomes a boring duty, she and her tableware friends must find a way to keep things fresh and funny in this winning tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Imaginative and utterly bewitching. (Graphic science fiction. 9-12)"
Lovable Zita returns in a charmingly dashing interplanetary adventure to save yet another doomed planet from impending peril. Read full book review >