Search Results: "Bob Tarte"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"A funny, pleasing read for cat lovers of any age."
A cat owner chronicles his feline-dominated household. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2003

"'Why didn't anyone warn me?' Tarte asks about the consequences of sharing a home with animals. It's a good thing they didn't, or we might not have had this affecting debut."
The wholly disarming story of a music reviewer's move to the country, where he gradually, inexorably gathered about him a ragtag band of animals. Read full book review >

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FOWL WEATHER by Bob Tarte
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2007

"Best for staunch fanciers of fey animal tales."
Domesticated journalist Tarte follows up his first report on life with critters, Enslaved by Ducks (2003). Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR VS. SCHOOL by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"Still, Shea's concept of 'winning' at school clearly has to do with self-confidence, determination and, sometimes, teamwork—a winning idea indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can a dinosaur come out on top when he tries to tackle all kinds of new things at school? Read full book review >

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CHEETAH CAN'T LOSE by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A high-volume victory for compassion. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Loudmouth speedster Cheetah is sure that race day will be a walkover, but two clever little cats have other ideas. Read full book review >

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UNICORN THINKS HE'S PRETTY GREAT by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Brilliant in execution and hysterical in dialogue; Shea's pretty great, too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Goat can't stop comparing himself to Unicorn and coming up short. Read full book review >

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LOOK! ANOTHER BOOK! by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"The jaunty rhyme and easy-to-decode words make this a perfect choice for the new reader. (Picture book. 4-12)"
The energetic sequel to Look! A Book! (2011) picks up just where the last one ended. Read full book review >

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NEW SOCKS by Bob Shea
by Bob Shea, illustrated by Bob Shea
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The presentation might point to a preschool audience, but the pleasure of sporting sharp new duds isn't age-specific at all. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bold visual design expresses a winning exuberance in this debut, which features a chick named Leon crowing proudly over his new socks—"These New Socks fit just right! Read full book review >

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HOW TO HEAL A BROKEN WING by Bob Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"This isn't as personal as Matteo Pericoli's True Story of Stellina (2006), but it will draw a younger audience, and is imbued with the same sensitivity and sense of intimacy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Captioned by brief phrases that sometimes give way to entirely wordless pages or spreads, this spare episode celebrates the spirit of compassion in a small child. Read full book review >

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APRIL AND ESME, TOOTH FAIRIES by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"So very charming, touching and heartwarming. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Fantasy and reality merge as two spunky tooth fairies in an Australian suburb complete their first assignment with aplomb. Read full book review >

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MAX by Bob Graham
by Bob Graham, illustrated by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The rest of the text has a tender quality that can't be overlooked, and the artwork alone—cartoony watercolors of saturated color, broken into numerous panels—will keep young eyes wholly absorbed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
No one will accuse Graham (Benny, 1999, etc.) of excessive subtlety in this story of meeting life's challenges when you are good and ready. Read full book review >