Search Results: "Brian Claflin"


BOOK REVIEW

BAKE YOU A PIE by Ellen Olson-Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"It barely stands alone without the CD, but it's bright and catchy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Peppy paeans to pie . . . with pix! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UGLIFIED DUCKY by Willy Claflin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This is one not to be missed. (audio CD) (Picture book. 3-10)"
Maynard Moose relates the tale of the Uglified Ducky, a moose who lost his way and found a home with a "fambly" of ducks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BULLY GOAT GRIM by Willy Claflin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"Between the moose dialect and the story's twist, this may not be one of your grandmother's tales, but even she won't be able to resist a few chuckles. Hysterical. (audio CD) (Fractured fairy tale. 7-12)"
Storytellers and Maynard Moose-lovers celebrate! There's a wonderfully wacky new folksy tale for you. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAPUNZEL AND THE SEVEN DWARFS by Willy Claflin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Packaged with a recorded version delivered in a Bullwinkle-ish lisp. (glossary) (Fractured fairy tale. 8-11)"
Continuing efforts to find a two-legged audience for the woodland tales of Maynard Moose, veteran yarnspinner Claflin follows up The Uglified Ducky (2008) with another "distremely" hilarious mashup. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"An essentially academic exercise lacking in the personal perspectives that could have made it much more than a primer."
An authoritative, if pedantic, introduction to the mercurial foreign-exchange market, where daily trading volume ranges up to $700 billion—and millions can be gained or lost on the judgments of youthful MBAs like the author. Read full book review >

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I CAME, I DANCED, I WENT VIRAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: I Came, I Danced, I Went Viral
Bonus Factors: Kick-Ass Gram, Internet Fame
Relationship Status: Drinking Buddy

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz

This cover is great: it screams “prom,” but ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ON THE BALL by Brian Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An inspired, exhilarating portrait of the transforming power of imagination, with special appeal for aspiring soccer stars. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Failing to keep his eye on the soccer ball, a player finds himself on an eventful chase to catch the runaway plaything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOORAY FOR HAT! by Brian Won
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"This lighthearted story revels in the small acts that make life better—cheers all around. (Picture book. 3-7)"
All the animals are grumpy until a surprise brightens their day in this tale about the joy of sharing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING GOES: BLUE BUS, RED BALLOON by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2013

"While not as strong as the first two titles in the series (1 2 3 Beep Beep Beep!: A Counting Book and Stop! Go! A Book of Opposites, both 2013), Biggs' playful vehicles keep this one chugging along. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A catalog of colorful vehicles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOCOMOTIVE by Brian Floca
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Nothing short of spectacular, just like the journey it describes. (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
Floca took readers to the moon with the Apollo 11 mission in Moonshot (2009); now he takes them across the country on an equally historic journey of 100 years earlier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAW OUT THE STORY by Brian McLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"Advanced cartoonists may prefer a longer book, like McCloud's, but this book has all the secrets beginners might need. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
People are always asking writers, "Where do you get your ideas?" This book actually answers the question. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING GOES: IN THE AIR by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Required reading for both plane-iacs and any first-time flier. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
For young fans of things with wings, another oversized visual riot from the creator of Everything Goes: On Land (2011). Read full book review >