Search Results: "Bill Grossman"


BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE SISTER HUGGED AN APE by Bill Grossman
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"The hugging spree ends with a final, aw-shucks embrace of big brother, who's been following along with a camera—a perfect end to the best touchy-feely read-aloud since Grossman's like-themed Donna O'Neeshuck Was Chased By Some Cows (1988), illustrated by Sue Truesdell. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The adventurous younger sibling who Ate One Hare—and so much more—back in 1996 returns, no older, to hug her way exuberantly through an alphabet of flamboozled creatures, from Ape to Zebra. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR WHOSE BONES WERE JEZEBEL JONES by Bill Grossman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"What works best here is the eccentric idea of a bear's bones taking a dip; Allen doesn't really explore this in the illustrations, which show a jumble of bones that looks like something the dog dug up, rather than a skinless bear who has been snorkeling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As Grossman (The Banging Book, 1995, etc.) would have it, when a bear hops out of his skin to go snorkeling, Jezebel jumps in, and creates mayhem when people take her for a real grizzly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BANGING BOOK by Bill Grossman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1995

"Children will like it, but the one who may enjoy it most may be the parent reading it aloud, tongue planted in cheek. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Grossman (Cowboy Ed, 1993, etc.) employs a series of relentless, repetitive, and noisy rhymes to pound home the message that banging and building trumps banging and breaking every time. Read full book review >

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TIMOTHY TUNNY SWALLOWED A BUNNY by Bill Grossman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2001

"His deep-dish colors mind the music and the footwork of Grossman's highly visual wordplay. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Eighteen slaphappy poems play nimbly with words, names, and crazy situations. Read full book review >

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COWBOY ED by Bill Grossman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1993

"There's plenty of talent here, but it's oddly misdirected. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The author of the ebullient Tommy at the Grocery Store (1989) brings his clever versifying to another nonsense saga. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 26, 2001

"That's certainly more likely than finding one here."
Billed by its "Low Modern" author as a "HOW TO" book, this collection is presented as the "autobiography of the SIGHTED SINGER, the American poet who has dreamed the dream of the poet's vocation." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"An important and convincing human document, essential reading for those concerned with establishing a just and workable solution to a decades-old conflict."
Powerful and persuasive reporting by the author of The Yellow Wind (1988). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGICIAN KING by Lev Grossman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Fabulous fantasy spiked with bitter adult wisdom—not to be missed."
Now a king in the magical land of Fillory, Quentin embarks on a quest to save the universe in Grossman's searing sequel to The Magicians (2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CODEX by Lev Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Sophisticated, scholarly fun and games."
Computer games, medieval texts, a corrupt duchess, and library arcana derail a young investment banker from the fast track. Read full book review >