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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

SIDEKICKS by Dan Santat
by Dan Santat, illustrated by Dan Santat
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Extremely entertaining. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
A veritable bonanza of capes, heroes and pets with superpowers abounds in illustrator Santat's first solo graphic novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TREASURE BATH by Dan Andreasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A playful bedtime treat, especially for those too fidgety for text-heavy tales. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this wet and wordless adventure, a button-nosed little boy makes a cake with his mother, gets messy and needs a bath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE THE FOUR WINDS BLOW by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Combining wafer-thin characters, clumsy attempts at humor, a wandering plotline, and a severe case of explaining rather than showing that makes the opening chapter positively tedious, this labored, agenda-heavy effort isn't rescued even by its many small, quirky illustrations. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Picture-book veteran Yaccarino tries his hand at a longer form, with less-than-happy results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIRTHDAY FISH by Dan Yaccarino
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"The bonding falls between the lines, but thoughtful readers and listeners will understand how it happens, and really perceptive ones may even see it coming. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this deceptively simple tale, a child obsessed with ponies doesn't get one for her birthday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG BERRY by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"This playful little tale and its companions are spoiled by the imposition of moral lessons. (Board book. 1-3)"
The lesson of this and every other story in the Happyland board-book series is proclaimed right on the cover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORRIS MOLE by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Plot holes may mar the story a bit, but there's plenty to dig anyway. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Morris strikes out on his own in this story about an anthropomorphic, iconoclast mole. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >