Search Results: "Dale E. Basye"


BOOK REVIEW

HECK by Dale E. Basye
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2008

"In tribute to old Blackbeard, who puts the 'scurvy dogs' to work in one scene, rate this 'Arrrrrgh.' (Fantasy. 9-12)"
When a 20-foot-tall marshmallow bear explodes at the Mall of Generica in Kansas, young Marlo and Milton are killed and sent to Heck, where "the souls of the darned toil for all eternity—or until they turn eighteen, whichever comes first." Read full book review >

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RAPACIA by Dale E.  Basye
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2009

"Basye's second installment in this planned monumental series is as chock-full of wordplay, clever allusions and puns as the first, and readers who delight in such extravagant humor will find it a heck of a good story. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
There's Heaven and there's Heck, with many places in between. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR ZOOM! by Penny Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"From start to finish, this cleverly constructed and well-designed title is a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This gleeful mashup of dinosaurs and things-that-go will surely rev up some noisy participation when it is read aloud. Read full book review >

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THE BOY ON THE BUS by Penny Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Dale's soft-focus pictures are spot-on for her young audience, who'll love to sing along. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Take the "Wheels on the Bus" tune, throw in a slew of extra verses, add pencil-and-watercolor illustrations and you have Dale's welcome reworking of the sometimes-too-familiar song. Read full book review >

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TEN PLAY HIDE-AND-SEEK by Penny Dale
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"This gently reassuring tale is ideal for reading aloud, sending sleepyheads off with a little merriment and a lot of care. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bedtime turns into a gleeful game of hide-and-seek in this romp from Dale (Ten Out of Bed, 1994). Read full book review >

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TEN OUT OF BED by Penny Dale
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"The Nutcracker, with a crocodile in the title role; or, on the pirate ship, a sheep-and-crossbones flag. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bedtime fantasy about a tousled little boy, dressed in red sleepers, and the nine stuffed animals who play imaginative games with him (``TRAINS!'' ``PIRATES!'' ``GHOSTS!'') until, one by one, they fall asleep. Read full book review >

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WHERE JAMAICA GO? by Dale Gottlieb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Gottlieb uses her usual loose lines and bright colors to give this saucy piece plenty of bump and oomph. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A day in the life of a Caribbean girl is told by Gottlieb (Seeing Eye Willie, 1992, etc.) through three quick stories written in rhyme. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR ROCKET! by Penny Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Combining the popular topics of space and dinosaurs is a surefire recipe for a storytime hit. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dale continues to put dinos in situations sure to attract preschoolers' attention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WE LOST by Dale Peck
Released: Nov. 3, 2003

"The brief, years-later section tacked on at the end is insubstantial, following, as it does, the scorched earth of what came before."
A childhood you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy: a series of mistakes, tribulations, and brutality, tempered by the sanctuary of an uncle's farm in the Catskills. Read full book review >

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Released: June 24, 2004

"'I am throwing away my red pen,' Peck claims in his introduction, vowing to write no more hatchet jobs. That's a shame: his partisan, nastily persuasive naysaying adds a valuable perspective to our cultural debates."
Twelve essays by the bad boy of contemporary book reviewing reveal a passionate, committed commentator who definitely has an axe to grind. Read full book review >