Search Results: "Calef Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Consider giving as a gift for a special pal. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
In a collection that celebrates loving friendship, Brown artfully captures the comforting, sometimes odd moments of true affection. Read full book review >

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HYPNOTIZE A TIGER by Calef Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"With verse and illustrations running the gamut from creative to kooky and occasionally gross, kids should devour this entertaining collection in one sitting. (Poetry. 6-12)"
More nonsense verse from inveterate punster/illustrator Brown. Read full book review >

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FLAMINGOS ON THE ROOF by Calef Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2006

"Do it all again!' (Poetry. 8-11)"
Twenty-eight more flights of fancy from a rapidly improving nabob of nonsense. Read full book review >

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SOUP FOR BREAKFAST by Calef Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2008

"Beyond whimsy, there is no apparent thematic unity to the collection, but Brown's playfulness with language provides food for thought as well as 'soup for breakfast,' and may inspire readers to attempt their own terse verse. (Poetry. 4-8)"
This wacky, wild and sometimes witty collection of verse and illustrations will not disappoint Brown's many fans. Read full book review >

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DUTCH SNEAKERS AND FLEAKEEPEERS by Calef Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Neither the art nor the verse is as clever as Douglas Florian's at its best, but the general outlook here is similarly wacky. (Poetry. 8-11)"
More postmodern free association from the author of Polkabats and Octopus Slacks (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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PIRATERIA by Calef Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"Avast! This combination of nonsense verse and everything pirate is a guaranteed winner. (Picture book. 6-8)"
One-stop shopping for all "swashbucklers and swashbucklerettes." Read full book review >

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BOY WONDERS by Calef Brown
FICTION
Released: June 28, 2011

"In the end, the questions and words are whole lotta fun, but it is the music the book makes that is the most arresting entertainment. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
This boy doesn't just wonder, he throws readers a forceful invitation: "May I ask you something? / Are you ever perplexed? / Completely vexed? / Do you have questions? / Queries? / Odd theories?" He does. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2009

"Iggy breaks her narrative off abruptly in the midst of the happy ending, promising a further sequel to readers who find trips into Pinkwater's odd noggin diverting. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In this amiably goofy sequel to The Neddiad (2007), sharp tongued Yggdrasil (Iggy) Birnbaum takes center stage to find out why the ghosts of Hollywood are disappearing. Read full book review >

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GERTRUDE IS GERTRUDE IS GERTRUDE IS GERTRUDE by Jonah Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"Thank you for this cow' the story ends but it is really just beginning because readers will want to go back to the words and the colors and the tea and Alice and Gertrude and having bright, sparkling fun with words and colors and tea. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Gertrude is Gertrude and a rose is a rose and Jonah and Calef are writer and artist. Read full book review >

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POP-UP AESOP by John Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2005

Five fables, four of them not the usual chestnuts, get modern-sounding retellings—"A wolf had worked up a big appetite and was looking for a snack. . . . Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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