Search Results: "Daniel Kirk"


BOOK REVIEW

DANIEL by Henning Mankell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An ambitious, flawed but compelling addition to the Mankell canon."
A haunting novel by the Swedish mystery master, one that proceeds from the indelible to the inscrutable. Read full book review >

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CAT POWER! by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Covering the dreaded litter box, balls-of-string adventures, the scratching post and the dead-bird gift, there are purrs aplenty here for cat lovers. (CD) (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Either a companion or counterpoint to Dogs Rule! (2003), these 18 poems celebrate the lovable quirks, reproach the annoying traits and acknowledge the different personalities of all kinds of cats. Read full book review >

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BUS STOP, BUS GO! by Daniel Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2001

A hamster stages a cage-break on a school bus in this simple yet enjoyable piece of poetry, where the verse rolls along like the wheels on the bus, imparting a sweet momentum to the story. Read full book review >

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HUMPTY DUMPTY by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"The cut-out photos of faces and other details tucked into Kirk's (Moondogs, 1999, etc.) tidy, smooth-surfaced paintings will prompt double takes from viewers, and some chuckles, but the trite plot and long, monotonously rhymed text will get a polite reception at best. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this happy-ending remake of the nursery rhyme, a boy king gets over his shyness by doing himself what all his horses and men couldn't. Read full book review >

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ELF REALM by Daniel Kirk
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Unpleasant. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
A grim fantasy doorstopper uncomfortably juxtaposes gory adventure with New Age sermonettes. Read full book review >

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TRASH TRUCKS! by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 1997

"Big, bold images make the book an irresistible read; children will thrill to this raucous look at hungry garbage trucks. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The trash trucks are coming—monstrous trucks with gnashing grillwork and rattling metal jaws. Read full book review >

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THE THING ABOUT SPRING by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Although the underlying idea is that resistance to change is normal—and acceptance of change is healthy—an easier sell would have been an animal who dreaded the cold and dark of winter. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rabbit is apprehensive about winter turning to spring, and his friends Mouse, Bird and Bear help convince him that spring is equally wonderful. Read full book review >

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TEN THANK-YOU LETTERS by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"Inspirational examples abound in both giving thanks and sharing. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Before Pig can play with his pal Rabbit, he wants to finish his thank-you letter. But will his friend give him that chance? Read full book review >

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YOU ARE NOT MY FRIEND, BUT I MISS YOU by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"There are no bad sock monkeys, not even the one or two who have forgotten themselves for a second. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A sock monkey goes to the dark side, or as dark as a sock monkey can get, in Kirk's dovelike tale of dawning self-awareness. Read full book review >

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TEN THINGS I LOVE ABOUT YOU by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2012

"Although great for reading aloud, put this at the top of the list for using as a springboard for creative writing or a discussion starter about what qualities make a good friend. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Rabbit and Pig join the ranks of duos that grapple with the intricacies of friendship—and impressively stand out. Read full book review >

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HONK HONK! BEEP BEEP! by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Fans of the other two will likely find this title's familiarity comforting, but it just doesn't measure up. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young boy's toys come to life for a nighttime trek across the bedroom in their jeep. Read full book review >