Search Results: "Dan Krall"


BOOK REVIEW

DAN by Joanna Ruocco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Giddy, intriguing stuff from a writer eager to let words misbehave."
A young woman becomes increasingly aware of authority—and the urge to push back against it—in this linguistically free-wheeling and challenging novel. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT LOLLIPOP CAPER by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"There's a sly edginess to characters who'll do anything to be eaten, but this particular pickled sourpuss loses his tang as he lowers his expectations. (Picture book. 4-7)"
As some ingredients have more flavor before cooking, this edible protagonist has more flavor before he learns his lesson. Read full book review >

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SICK SIMON by Dan Krall
by Dan Krall, illustrated by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Though the science is not particularly solid, the message is an important one, and with the level of gross in the illustrations, it is sure to get through to young audiences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Krall's latest is a disgusting, tongue-in-cheek lesson in contagiousness. Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTELY BEASTLY CHILDREN by Dan Krall
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Equal opportunists will be delighted to know that a beastly nature is found in both boys and girls, as well as in children of all ethnicities. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This rhyming alphabet romp revels in its own outrageous behavior. Read full book review >

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OH, NUTS! by Tammi Sauer
by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"From the evidence, or lack thereof, these chipmunks protest too much. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A band of chipmunks discover the pitfalls of stardom in a surprisingly short time. Read full book review >

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DAN ELDON by Jennifer New
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Surely by coincidence, a biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe is in development. (Biography. 13-18)"
Strictly for completists, this album combines new and previously published pages from the collage-filled notebooks of a 22-year-old photojournalist killed in Mogadishu in 1993, along with yet another account of his brief life and peregrinations. Read full book review >

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SKELETON CAT by Kristyn Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Applause for this very silly and slightly spooky cool cat that follows his own beat! (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rhyming verse unfolds in hip-hop rhythm to describe the humorous antics of a most likable, bony feline in this tale of pursuing a dream no matter what. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2009

"Slight yet entertaining. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This patterned romp joins a genre-ette that utilizes a sort of "perverse psychology" to engage preschoolers. Read full book review >

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NAUGHTY MABEL by Nathan Lane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Mabel's story may be a hit in the Hamptons, but will it play in Peoria? Maybe not. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pampered French bulldog named Mabel leads a life of misbehavior in this celebrity vehicle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAN AND THE MUDMAN by Jonny Zucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Too bad many readers won't buy into this, as the novel has worthy, though preachy intentions, some excitement and supernatural touches aplenty. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Trying to fit in, anti-Semitic bullying and a giant from medieval Jewish lore figure in this British import that tries to do a bit too much. Read full book review >

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DAN, THE TAXI MAN by Eric Ode
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Noisy fun, with a strong beat and a narrative pattern that even younger audiences will have no trouble catching. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dan the cabbie puts pedal to the metal to pick up a rock band and get it to a gig. Read full book review >