Search Results: "Dan Santat"


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 >

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THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE by Dan Santat
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Welcome, Beekle. It's nice to know you. (Picture book. 3-7)"
If an imaginary friend is unimagined, does it become a real friend? Read full book review >

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RICKY RICOTTA'S MIGHTY ROBOT by Dav Pilkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"An uninspired retread, still with only hints of the wit and silly humor that light up Pilkey's other series. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
New, all-color illustrations on shiny paper add gloss to this reboot of a Captain Underpants also-ran. Read full book review >

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CARNIVORES by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Will young readers swallow such a tongue-in-cheek take on the importance of self-acceptance? With relish. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Poor carnivores, perched atop the food chain and dissed by all their victims—at least, the prospective ones. What a pity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAWK & ROLL by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This flock rocks. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The further adventures of Elvis Poultry, rooster rock star (Chicken Dance, 2009). Read full book review >

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DOG IN CHARGE by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"A rollicking romp. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Printz Honor-winner Going turns from teens and preteens to preschoolers in her picture-book debut. Read full book review >

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ATTACK OF THE FLUFFY BUNNIES by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The hint at a possible sequel will have humorous-adventure lovers asking. (Adventure. 7-10)"
Twins Kevin and Joules Rockman are happy they're spending a week at Camp Whatsitooya on the shores of Lake Whatsosmelly, because it means they don't have to accompany their parents to the International SPAMathon. Read full book review >

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THE SASQUATCH ESCAPE by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"More hijinks-filled adventure than mystery, this is sure to win an audience. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Ben Silverstein's summer with Grandpa is about to go wild. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD by Ahmet Zappa
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Funny though the illustrations are and loving though the text is, the book falls short due to lack of nuance. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Unabashed sentimentality dominates the text in this loving promise from a father to his child. Read full book review >

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KEL GILLIGAN'S DAREDEVIL STUNT SHOW by Michael Buckley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"With true fearlessness and finely honed skills, this talented duo has created a most entertaining hero. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Preschoolers everywhere can relate to the steely bravery, sheer willpower and steady determination it often takes to surmount the herculean obstacles a day can bring. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF LUCKLESS GULCH by Anne Isaacs
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2008

"A delightful, spirited heroine in an enormously enjoyable romp. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Estrella has special gifts: She can run so fast that she sets fire to the air, and she can also heal and tame both ranch animals and some creatures that are more unusual—like a Kickle Snifter, a Sidehill Wowser and a Rubberado, all of whom have very strange and useful skills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS LOTS OF HEINIES AT THE ZOO by Ayun Halliday
ANIMALS
Released: May 5, 2009

"Still, despite this cleverness, an additional butt-book purchase. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rhyming text elaborates on the bottoms of various animals as readers follow a family's trip to the zoo. Read full book review >