Search Results: "Chris Gall"


BOOK REVIEW

REVENGE OF THE DINOTRUX by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Young fans of all things big and noisy will make trax for this dynamic dino-diversion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The prehistoric metal monsters dug up and introduced in Dinotrux! (2009) break out—twice!—in this smashing (crashing, roaring, grinding) sequel. Read full book review >

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DEAR FISH by Chris Gall
by Chris Gall, illustrated by Chris Gall
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Closing with a wordless view of Peter and his family driving into the drink to take up a reciprocal invitation from the fish, this tongue-in-cheek outing will engage readers with a taste for the surreal. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Handsome, comical pictures reminiscent of David Wiesner's Tuesday (1991) illustrate a briefly told tale of a fishy foray onto dry land. Read full book review >

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NANOBOTS by Chris Gall
by Chris Gall, illustrated by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Action oriented with a sci-fi feel, this will have robot-obsessed readers clamoring for more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young, white inventor creates a team of microscopic robots, each with its own power, who discover that together they can solve problems, big or small. Read full book review >

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DOG VS. CAT by Chris Gall
by Chris Gall, illustrated by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"The stylish illustrations and sly wit on display here will please Gall's fans and likely win him new ones. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Traditional adversaries are (eventually) united by a common enemy. Read full book review >

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AWESOME DAWSON by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Aimed squarely at small boys, this is action, adventure and imagination with a positive message. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An inventive reuser builds a cleaning robot that threatens to eat his town. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLEST TRAIN by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A modern-day book with a classic feel that is delicately flavored with a sweet undercurrent of everyday compassion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bildungsroman for the toy locomotive set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOTRUX DIG THE BEACH by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Readers won't want to wait to find out where the Dinotrux will go next. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The third in Gall's crashing, smashing series takes the hot and grumpy Dinotrux on a vacation to the beach. What mayhem will ensue? Read full book review >

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SUBSTITUTE CREACHER by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2011

"Great for both Halloween and the start of a new school year, this is certain to provide more than a few laughs to kids who have seen through Viola Swamp's disguise. (Picture book. 6-10)"
In this cautionary tale that combines humor and a touch of magic, good behavior is the lesson of the day when a particularly naughty class of students has a substitute teacher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOTRUX by Chris Gall
Kirkus Star
by Chris Gall, illustrated by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Bellow on! (Picture book. 5-9)"
The tough working trucks in Kate and Jim McMullan's I Stink! (2002) and sequels look like lightweights next to their brawny prehistoric antecedents in Gall's rousing, grimy full-bleed spreads. Read full book review >

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THERE’S NOTHING TO DO ON MARS by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"There probably won't be much to do there, either, right? (Picture book. 6-8)"
Following a story arc that's been popular at least since Ellen Raskin's Nothing Ever Happens On My Block! (1966), young Davey fails to find anything to relieve his boredom in the rugged Martian landscape—not the fish skeleton, the giant face, the half-buried Mars Rover or even the horde of froggy Martians leaping about in a wild (and, of course, futile) rain dance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GINNY GALL by Charlie Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A riveting protagonist moves through unbearable racial carnage into a kind of legend."
A violent and sorrowful Jim Crow South brims in this brutal novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHEER GALL by Michael A. Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 1996

"More sheer gall than you ever expected lifts Rachel's fifth case way above Due Diligence (1995) and up near the comic heights of Firm Ambitions (1994)."
Sally Wade, Esq. Read full book review >