Search Results: "Ben Redlich"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CIRCUS CARNIVORE by Mark Svendsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2006

"Fans of jabberwockish rhymes might stay the course, but most readers will get lost. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Overproduced to the point of semi-legibility, this Australian import folds mannered verses laced with nonsense words into hyper-complicated paint/collage scenes featuring weirdly distorted figures and zillions of clipped-out words and phrases in English and German. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT MONTEFIASCO by Colin Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Pleasant tale, but the pictures are the real draw. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This import from Down Under pairs baroque illustrations to a heartwarming tale featuring a bumbling magician who doesn't realize that his on-stage accidents bring "far more happiness to the world than any ordinary card trick ever could," until he hires, then falls in love with, Betty, a shy and equally inept assistant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COWZAT by Bruce Atherton
by Bruce Atherton, illustrated by Ben Redlich, developed by Colour Me Interactive
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2013

"Udderly engaging, if an innings short of a finished match. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Melodramatic Aussie narration and broadly comical art milk this tale of cricket's origins Down Under for all it's worth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HITLER by Fritz Redlich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Not an original thesis, but an articulate addition to the literature."
A study of Hitler's physical and psychological infirmities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FISHING BROTHERS GRUFF by Ben Galbraith
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Illustrated with a garish tangle of photo-manipulated found objects, scowling painted figures and harvested fish—plus the occasional die-cut hole—this import will be best directed toward readers who need their lessons bludgeoned home. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Taking the familiar folk tale as his model but revising the ending considerably, Galbraith fashions a blunt cautionary tale aimed at heedless degraders of the environment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT CAME IN THE MAIL by Ben Clanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Surprisingly, no snails included. Still, more fun than bills and junk mail. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sending mail to…a mailbox? Clever! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOO! by Ben Newman
by Ben Newman, illustrated by Ben Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A natural as a high-volume storytime ice breaker or lagniappe. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Everyone's afraid of something. 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

PETEY by Ben Mikaelsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"There are no accusations here, and despite some overly sentimentalized passages, the message comes through that every being deserves care, respect, and a chance to make a difference. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Born in 1920 with cerebral palsy and dismissed by ignorant doctors as feeble-minded, Petey Corbin spends all but the first two years of his long life institutionalized, his world barely larger than the walls of an asylum ward or, much later, nursing home. Read full book review >