Search Results: "Dan McGuiness"


BOOK REVIEW

PILOT & HUXLEY by Dan McGuiness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"While the ick factor is high, the actual plot is pretty thin; still, Captain Underpants fans will probably enjoy this mucous-drenched romp. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
A zany, gross-out graphic novel that reads like a madcap, G-rated South Park episode. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PILOT & HUXLEY by Dan McGuiness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"It's just too easy to see who inspired it. (Graphic novel. 7-9)"
It's surprising that a book with zombies and talking celery isn't quite goofy enough to work. Read full book review >

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DAN CHAON
by Stephanie Buschardt

When bestselling author Dan Chaon heard about a conspiracy at his sister’s university linking a string of drowning deaths to a serial killer, he scribbled it down in his notebook and let it simmer—for 10 years. “I kept trying to figure out a way to go back to it,” says Chaon. “And then eventually that image of [a] kid ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HIDING DINOSAURS by Dan Moynihan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An intriguing cover, attractive, action-filled illustrations, and an amusing story add up to a beginning reader with solid appeal. (Early reader. 5-8)"
In this comical emergent reader, a half-dozen eggs that are past their sell-by date provide a big surprise when they hatch into baby dinosaurs. Read full book review >

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DOUG UNPLUGS ON THE FARM by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"A fine farm story that doubles nicely as a lesson about experiential learning. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Doug is back, and he's ready for hands-on fun and learning down on the farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUG UNPLUGGED by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A lively, colorful celebration of unmediated living. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little robot boy goes on an urban adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SATURDAY WITH DADDY by Dan Andreasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Preschoolers will enjoy seeing the young elephant helping out and participating in some fun on every page—the pair is adorable in their matching orange aprons—but although well-intentioned, this title remains flat and forgettable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This slice-of-life tale about a bright blue anthropomorphized elephant family is pleasant but fails to excite. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAWN TO LAWN by Dan Yaccarino
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Although many children might not have seen lawn ornaments before, Yaccarino's endearing, earnest characters are worth getting to know. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After their friend Pearl moves, four tacky lawn ornaments hit the road looking for her new home in Ritzy Estates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GO, GO AMERICA by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Still, browsers will find this hard to put down, and more systematic sorts will linger over the closing chart of state capitals, mottos and the like. (source list) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Yaccarino sends readers whose ride aboard Peter Sís's Train of States (2004) has only whetted an appetite for random facts, quirky laws and roadside attractions on a somewhat more leisurely car trip from Maine to Hawaii. Read full book review >

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THE FANTASTIC UNDERSEA LIFE OF JACQUES COUSTEAU by Dan Yaccarino
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 24, 2009

"Cousteau's enduring fascination with the sea comes through clearly, and can't help sparking similar feelings in readers. (chronology, source list) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
This second early biography of Cousteau in a year echoes Jennifer Berne's Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau (2008), illustrated by Eric Puybaret, in offering visuals that are more fanciful than informational, but also complements it with a focus less on the early life of the explorer and eco-activist than on his later inventions and achievements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS GENIE by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Santat's final art not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A fifth-grader named Chase narrates this Christmas-themed fantasy about a genie who flies into the classroom one day, offering the kids just one wish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM DADDY by Dan Andreasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"This little gem is fun to look at, fun to read, and it gladdens the heart to boot. (Picture book 2-6)"
Andreasen explores the fulfilling possibilities of the relationship between father and son. Read full book review >