Search Results: "Berkeley Breathed"


BOOK REVIEW

PETE & PICKLES by Berkeley Breathed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"08), this clash of personalities is enhanced in the art by an extreme size differential, and the result is a comically silly, warmly affirmative package. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Out the window goes Pete the pig's perfectly predictable routine one stormy night when Pickles, a free-spirited fugitive circus elephant, comes crashing in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARS NEEDS MOMS! by Berkeley Breathed
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

In a typically frenetic outing, the creator of the "Bloom County" and "Outland" comic strips pays tribute to motherhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED RANGER CAME CALLING by Berkeley Breathed
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"If the final plot twist hinges on a bad pun, all is forgiven after the last surprise picture. (Picture book. All ages)"
Breathed, creator of the popular ``Bloom County'' comic strip, writes of the transformation of a sour-faced little boy (Breathed's father) during the Depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Clearly growing out of, but not a simple expansion of, the 2003 picture book of the same name, these pups' tale carries the same message of caring and concern and will likely worm its way into the hearts of readers able to persist through the problems and pain. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Breathed's fans won't be surprised by the dark tone of this outlandish tale, but readers expecting a heartwarming pet story may be taken aback by the difficulties that face Sam, the canine hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WISH FOR WINGS THAT WORK by Berkeley Breathed
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

The creator of the popular Bloom County comic strip takes up the well-worn theme of an animal who helps Santa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BILL THE CAT STORY by Berkeley Breathed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"As Bill the Cat would say, 'Ack.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
An all-new Bill the Cat origin story helps relaunch Bloom County. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 2004

"Berkeley's weakness for double-twist endings often makes his stories too clever by half, but this compendium adds at least one minor classic—'Unsound Mind,' exposing a brilliantly faked suicide—to 'The Avenging Chance,' Berkeley's imperishable contribution to the detective short story."
Eight blasts from the past of mystery's Golden Age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOOTH FAIRY’S FIRST NIGHT by Anne Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Tooth Fairy (2000). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A resourceful young tooth fairy on her first mission encounters unexpected difficulties in this charmer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHOPSTICKS by Jon Berkeley
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"Still, a dragon's a dragon, and wee dragon aficionados probably can't get enough. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Berkeley offers a mildly entertaining story of the friendship between a mouse and his dragon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEEDS OF PEACE by Laura Berkeley
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Admirable batik-like illustrations glitter with all the colors of the rainbow, but without a strong story, they create more pattern and decorative mosaic than character and emotion. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Less is more becomes the central theme of this preachy parable with biblical overtones from Berkeley, kaleidoscopically illustrated by Dexter (Caitl°n Matthews's The Blessing Seed, 1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELL HOOT FABLES by Jon Berkeley
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Good fantastical fare. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this inaugural adventure in the Bell Hoot Fables series, Bea Flint and her family win a "Blue Moon Once-in-a-Lifetime Adventure Holiday" with no return trip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UH-OH, CLEO by Jessica Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"A sure hit. (Fiction. 5-8)"
If you want to get an eight-year-old to tell a story, ask him if he has ever been to the emergency room or had an accident. Read full book review >