Search Results: "Cuthbert Soup"


BOOK REVIEW

NO OTHER STORY by Cuthbert  Soup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Happy and (more or less) logical resolution aside, thin Soup. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A once-entertaining tale about a widowed inventor who goes on the lam with his three above-average children (until he can finish building a time machine to dispel an ancient family curse and prevent his wife's murder) drags its way to a conclusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER WHOLE NOTHER STORY by Cuthbert  Soup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Fans of baroque misadventures, bumbling villains, heroic rescues, cliffhangers and especially sarcastic repartee—not to mention intrusive narrators—will be charmed anew. (Fantasy of the absurd. 11-13)"
Slipping Dave Barry-style ruminations between each chapter, the pseudonymous Dr. Soup, world-famous "Advisor to the Ill-Advised," strands the motley time-traveling cast assembled in A Whole Nother Story (2010)—including brilliant scientist Ethan Cheeseman, his three children (repeatedly described as "smart, polite, attractive, and relatively odor-free"), a psychic dog, a sock puppet and a crew of cursed but friendly pirates—in 1668 New England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WHOLE NOTHER STORY by Cuthbert  Soup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Great fun. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Three children and their inventor dad on the run from government agents, international superspies AND corporate baddies are finally forced to take a stand in this picaresque debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLASTIC SOUP by Jesse Goossens
Released: May 1, 2011

"Given that better efforts for American readers are available, this is an appropriate choice only for the most dedicated of environmentalists. (Nonfiction. 12 & up) "
An important environmental issue, plastic trash in the ocean, receives thorough—but often confusing—coverage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUP DAY by Melissa  Iwai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Ordinariness made extraordinary. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Iwai's writing debut beautifully depicts the loving relationship between a mother and daughter as they go about a winter ritual—making soup. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK SOUP by Jackie Urbanovic
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"As silly and funny as the Marx Brothers movie of the same title. (Picture book. 4-7)"

BOOK REVIEW

MUTTON SOUP by James Proimos
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Think Ricky Ricotta, without the violence. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
This sheep-in-everyboy's-clothing returns for a third set of edifying neighborhood encounters: with archrival Mandy Dinkus in a closet (it's complicated); manners coach Ms. Bottoms; a roller coaster; and the really old, but surprisingly un-scary Stagglemyers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STINK SOUP by Jill Esbaum
by Jill Esbaum, illustrated by Roger Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2004

"Amusing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Spending a week at Granny's is not Annabelle's idea of fun for two reasons: she has to be in charge of making her little brother, Willie, behave and she has to help Granny put up mountains of tomatoes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAVERY SOUP by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Whether wide-eyed with fear or teeth-gritted in determination, it is the charming illustrations that make Carlin's predictable predicament serviceable and even palatable. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Together Zak the fox and Big Bear cook up a scheme to build courage in their raccoon friend Carlin, who is afraid of the dark, new things, and being alone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FISH SOUP by Ursula K. Le Guin
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"A classic. (Fiction. 5+)"
A lighthearted, if carefully honed, fable that young readers can enjoy for its whimsical good humor while adults ponder Le Guin's continuing exploration of yin and yang. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKEN SOUP, CHICKEN SOUP by Pamela Mayer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The story may a little obvious, but the good feelings (and good tastes) that it brings to mind are cooked just right for families like Sophie's—and everyone else—to enjoy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Lucky is the child who gets to savor two different kinds of chicken soup made by her two grandmothers. Read full book review >