Search Results: "Bruce Buffer"


BOOK REVIEW

IT'S TIME! by Bruce Buffer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"An amalgam of entertaining vignettes written in an informal, rambling style."
The veteran Ultimate Fighting Championship announcer shares his life story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTERS EAT WHINY CHILDREN by Bruce Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"There's nothing to whine about here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cartoonist and TV writer Kaplan delivers a witty, tightly controlled picture-book debut brimming with humor. Read full book review >

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THIS GUM FOR HIRE by Bruce Hale
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"From title to tailpiece—a view of Chet as the charging figure atop the 'Weisenheimer Trophy'—this eye-rolling escapade will give the redoubtable reptile's growing legion of fans yet more reason to cheer and chortle. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fourth-grade gumshoe Chet Gecko checks in for his sixth pun-ishing caper. Read full book review >

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SAILAWAY HOME by Bruce Degen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Perfect for toddlers showing their first signs of independence. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The fantastic adventures of a little pig who ``leaves'' his parents in order to fight pirates, to fly on a butterfly, and to ``Sailaway, sailaway,/Over the foam./Blow with the gale away,/Bail with a pail away,/Hitch to a whale, and then/Sailaway home.'' The rhymes always follow the same short and bouncy pattern; the animals look like toys, and the adventures are always rooted in a domestic setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAY OF THE DUCKLINGS by Bruce McMillan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Still, the concept is intriguing and should lead to further exploration. (author's note, short bibliography) (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
In order to help endangered eider ducks and to restore an island to its natural state, the Icelandic government has given a family permission to collect eggs of wild birds and raise them for release. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BEACH FOR THE BIRDS by Bruce McMillan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Least Tern Facts'' sums up statistics, range, etc.; glossary; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 5+)"
In Kennebunk, Maine, endangered least terns find sanctuary on a beach where they can nest undisturbed by nearby vacationers. Read full book review >

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WHEN MARTHA'S AWAY by Bruce Ingman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"It will inspire laughs out loud from all readers, no matter what their ages. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
A hilarious take on a day in the life of a cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"An attractive, well-constructed concept book. (Note; map; aerial photo) (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
Despite the clever title, there's not a great deal of suspense here—no more than is afforded by turning a page to discover the identity of artfully composed close-ups. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG STORM by Bruce Hiscock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Attractive and, in light of recent events, well timed. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
March 1982 went out like a raging lion: from March 31 to April 6, an enormous storm swept across the US, causing blizzards and avalanches in the Rockies, tornadoes on the Great Plains, torrential downpours in the Appalachians, and the first April snowstorm ever recorded in N.Y.C. In colorful illustrations, easily understood maps and diagrams, and a brief, instructive text, Hiscock depicts the storm's path and the forces that created and nourished its short but destructive life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATE LIKES TO SKATE by Bruce Degen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"For a genuinely clever story about street skating, stick to the almost wordless classic Skates, by Ezra Jack Keats. For a nonpedantic beginning reader, Degen's offering works well enough. (Picture book/early reader. 4-7)"
Degen attempts the daunting task of writing a satisfying story using just 49 words and avoiding singsong rhymes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SEE A PATTERN HERE by Bruce Goldstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"A solid resource for both introducing and reinforcing patterns. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Goldstone tackles slides, turns, flips and folds in his latest, a look at patterning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I GOTTA DRAW by Bruce Degen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Would that every teacher could be this cool; Ms. Frizzle would be proud. (Picture book. 5-9)"
One teacher who is willing to look outside the box for a solution changes the life of a budding young artist. Read full book review >