Search Results: "Chris Wormell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG UGLY MONSTER AND THE LITTLE STONE RABBIT by Chris Wormell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Wormell suggests no explicit moral or intention, so the episode is bound to have different meanings (or none) to different readers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Like The Giving Tree but without the self-sacrifice, this simple tale of a stone bunny that serves as surrogate friend to a hideous, lonely monster offers both an affecting parable and a chewy metaphor. Read full book review >

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THE WILD GIRL by Chris Wormell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Absolutely charming. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A wild girl ("no one to brush her hair, or wash her face, or tie her shoelaces . . .") and her small brown dog survive in the mountain wilderness without ever seeing evidence of another living soul. Read full book review >

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GEORGE, THE DRAGON AND THE PRINCESS by Chris Wormell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Minimal text makes this a pitch-perfect yarn for the very young. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The mouse in the mountain has a very special skill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Body of Chris by Chris Cole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A colorful, faith-based memoir of recovery."
In his debut memoir, Cole recounts his struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >

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COLLIDING WITH CHRIS by Dan Harder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A small dog that appears on the copyright page joyfully keeps pace with Chris to the satisfying conclusion in this small but funny episode. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Harder's first book is aimed at bicyclists, including those still soldiering on with training wheels. Read full book review >

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MONOGRAPH BY CHRIS WARE by Chris Ware
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"This collection has a last-word feel to it, offering a delightful summation of a fruitful and very busy last few decades. Fans, of course, will want much more, but this makes a great start."
The noted artist, collector, and visionary offers a personal anthology/memoir, complete with junior high photos and memories of the cul-de-sacs of Omaha. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Not suited to being a child's first Aesop, but likely to be the one he or she lingers over longest. (Picture book/folktales. 5-10)"
Relegating the actual texts of 21 fables to an appendix, Wormell presents a suite of full-page color woodcuts to illustrate them, captioned with titles and morals alone, and printed on buttery paper that really sets off the strong lines and gorgeous hues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Purists will cavil that the starfish ought actually to be called a sea star, but that nit aside, this cloth-bound volume is a perfectly gorgeous piece of bookmaking. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
As the title indicates, here's a variation on the traditional animal counting book: rather than counting multiples of animals, readers are encouraged to counts their parts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERNARD THE ANGRY ROOSTER by Mary Wormell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2001

"2000, etc.) will be drawn to this—and will agree that there's a bit of Bernard in everyone. (Picture book. 4-6)"
What has gotten Bernard's shorts in a twist? Read full book review >

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PUFF-PUFF, CHUGGA-CHUGGA by Christopher Wormell
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Ending on a peaceful, satiated note, this explosive episode makes a first-rate entry in the annals of picture-book sneezes. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Wormell (Blue Rabbit and the Runaway Wheel, see above) seamlessly blends landscape and playscape in this tale of a wonderfully catastrophic train wreck. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE RABBIT AND THE RUNAWAY WHEEL by Christopher Wormell
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Not exactly a lesson in taking responsibility, but give Blue Rabbit some points for not trying to shift the blame. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A moment of inattention lands Blue Rabbit in hot water in this simply told follow-up to Blue Rabbit and Friends (2000). Read full book review >