Search Results: "Bob Dob"


BOOK REVIEW

HECK by Dale E. Basye
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2008

"In tribute to old Blackbeard, who puts the 'scurvy dogs' to work in one scene, rate this 'Arrrrrgh.' (Fantasy. 9-12)"
When a 20-foot-tall marshmallow bear explodes at the Mall of Generica in Kansas, young Marlo and Milton are killed and sent to Heck, where "the souls of the darned toil for all eternity—or until they turn eighteen, whichever comes first." Read full book review >

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RAPACIA by Dale E.  Basye
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2009

"Basye's second installment in this planned monumental series is as chock-full of wordplay, clever allusions and puns as the first, and readers who delight in such extravagant humor will find it a heck of a good story. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
There's Heaven and there's Heck, with many places in between. Read full book review >

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AS RIGHT AS RAIN
by Julie Danielson

This week, I read two brand-new picture books I really like, both from authors and illustrators overseas (Wales, England, and Australia) – Bob Graham’s Home in the Rain and Nicola Davies’ King of the Sky, illustrated by Laura Carlin. “It rained and rained and rained,” begins one. “Didn’t it rain!” begins the other. A steady rain even hit ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR VS. MOMMY by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Treat a pack of preschoolers (and their mommies) to this title and eagerly await Dinosaur's next adventure. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Shea continues his wildly popular series with this offering, but who will win: Dinosaur or Mommy? Read full book review >

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I HAVE A GARDEN by Bob Barner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Sweet and sturdy. (Early reader. 2-7)"
Barner's entry in the I Like to Read series features an appealing white dog narrating a simple text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUEBIRD by Bob Staake
Kirkus Star
by Bob Staake, illustrated by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Like nothing you have seen before. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
One little boy, one little bird and one big city come together in a wordless fable of friendship, school, loss and comfort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BUS CALLED HEAVEN by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The destination sign on the bus reads 'Heaven,' and just so, a little piece here on Earth. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A city neighborhood takes shape around an abandoned school bus as Jell-O takes to a mold, in Graham's tickling, gladdening tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG KICKS by Bob Kolar
by Bob Kolar, illustrated by Bob Kolar
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"The message that physical differences are not insuperable obstacles to friendship rests lightly on the plot, and will be readily absorbed by young audiences. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Biggie Bear knows a lot about jazz and stamp collecting, but nothing about soccer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

“THE TROUBLE WITH DOGS...” SAID DAD by Bob Graham
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"Graham's loose, cartoon-style illustrations in watercolor and ink are full of motion and humorous details (including a mom with a tattoo and a nose ring), and Dave the puppy is appealing—if not well-mannered. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tiny, unruly puppy named Dave is the focal character in this follow-up to "Let's Get a Pup!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEARS! BEARS! BEARS! by Bob Barner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"With its relative paucity of facts, this is more of a bare introduction for the youngest learners than a book for established bear enthusiasts. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
A survey of eight bear species, some familiar, others likely to be new to readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR VS. THE POTTY by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"A shoo-in for storytime fave status and an excellent title to supplement the standard, more earnest potty-training fare. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Another high-volume trail of victories for the red, toothy, roaring two-or-so-year-old introduced in Dinosaur vs. Read full book review >