Search Results: "Colin Cowherd"


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YOU HERD ME! by Colin Cowherd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Provocative and amusing takes on the passing sports parade."
ESPN Radio host Cowherd sounds off on a variety of sports topics. Read full book review >

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JACK AND THE BAKED BEANSTALK by Colin Stimpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"Stimpson's money-can't-buy-happiness moral goes down easily with the help of his wonderfully atmospheric artwork. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Stimpson's authorial debut is a remaking of the timeless fairy tale that includes both a wonderfully fleshed-out city circa the 1930s and an ending that is happy for everyone. Read full book review >

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WE’RE OFF TO LOOK FOR ALIENS by Colin McNaughton
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Inspired metafictive read-aloud fun for an elementary audience. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In a true testament to the old chestnut that truth is stranger than fiction, Dad shares his latest loopy children's book with his own kids. Mr. Mailman delivers a copy of We're Off to Look for Aliens, fresh from the printer. Read full book review >

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THE BIG LITTLE BOOK OF HAPPY SADNESS by Colin Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Jeremy's disability and unhappy future at the animal shelter disturbing, but the splendid conclusion makes this tale a joy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this quirky Australian import, young George lives with his grandmother "and an empty place where his mother and father should have been." Read full book review >

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WILD STORIES by Colin Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

These previously published stories of the creatures that inhabit a garden left to run wild is a complete and felicitous package, enhanced by the addition of a few poems and winning pen-and-ink drawings. Read full book review >

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OOMPH! by Colin McNaughton
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"A jolly cartoon atmosphere swathes the proceedings, thanks to McNaughton's comic artwork, and readers can take a few cues from Preston, who is a real gentleman, brimming with good manners. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A whole lot of smooching distinguishes this latest Preston Pig adventure in which he (and Mr. Wolf) go for a vacation at the beach. Read full book review >

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PROUD ROOSTER AND THE FOX by Colin Threadgall
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1992

"A satisfactory drama that could double as an easy reader. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Wily as he is, Fox can't sneak past Rooster, who spots him every time and sounds the alarm. Read full book review >

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PICTURES OF HOME by Colin Thompson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 12, 1993

"A fascinating book, to pore over and share. (Picture book. 5+)"
Thompson (The Paper Bag Prince, 1992) brings his extraordinary imagination and meticulously detailed style to surreal interpretations of some British schoolchildren's haiku- length descriptions of their homes (``Home is my parents./You should have love in all homes./Love is my parents.''—Ian, 10). Read full book review >

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FALLING ANGELS by Colin Thompson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"The story works on several levels, but it is the fascinating pictures that will have young readers and listeners asking to see it again and again. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A gentle fantasy about seeing with your heart as well as your eyes. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN ABDUL'S PIRATE SCHOOL by Colin McNaughton
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Altogether, an annoying, not-very-funny book that may even frighten some children while aggravating their parents. (Picture book. 4+)"
With more than 60 books under his belt, author/illustrator Colin McNaughton obviously enjoys great popularity with the kindergarten set, although his latest is not about to endear him to parents any time soon. Read full book review >

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GUESS WHO'S JUST MOVED IN NEXT DOOR? by Colin McNaughton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"(Picture book. 4-8)*justify no*"
A one-idea story with a predictable conclusion but lots of intriguing details: As the reader progresses along a street of oddly shaped row houses inhabited by figures from folklore, storyland, and popular culture, sprightly verse enumerates the present neighbors and reiterates a refrain: ``Have they seen who's just moved in/Next door to us?'' A concluding foldout reveals the not-so-extraordinary new neighbors, a stereotypical nuclear family startled to find themselves surrounded by pirates, three pigs, King Kong, monsters, etc. Good pore-over fun. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Page layouts, as varied as the poetry, add visual interest to a robust collection whose humor, while occasionally gross, is sure to appeal to the target audience. (Poetry. 11-13)"
McNaughton's grimacing, pop-eyed cartoon figures are the perfect accompaniment for his uninhibited rhymes and free verse. Read full book review >