Search Results: "Daniel Salmieri"


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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AROUND THE WORLD ON EIGHTY LEGS by Amy Gibson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Not very scientific, but fun. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
The "Eighty Legs" of the title refer to sum of all the animals (their legs, actually) within—such animals as the Japanese macaques that need a Jacuzzi "when winter is a doozy" and an echidna that's described as "Pointy, poky. / Prickly, stickly." Read full book review >

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THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS AND THE CAT NEXT DOOR by Adam Rubin
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Great googley-moogley, indeed. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Squirrels, watch out; there's a new cat in town. Read full book review >

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SECRET PIZZA PARTY by Adam Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"This screwball of a story will leave readers hankering for a slice. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From the madcap creators of Dragons Love Tacos (2012), another animal foodie shows just how far he will go to get his favorite meal. Read full book review >

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THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS! by Adam Rubin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"Bald Fookwire is a riot as the agitation builds, with his beakish nose, elongated neck and wiry limbs, and the squirrels, with their bloated bellies and contented smiles, are a flying hoot in this droll debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Old Man Fookwire, a "grump" of the first order, hates everything, except for his birds. Read full book review >

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DRAGONS LOVE TACOS 2 by Adam Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Most young readers, even those in diapers, would agree. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As if the fiery disaster of the first outing (2012) weren't bad enough, news that the world's entire supply of tacos has been used up leaves not just the dragons dismayed. Read full book review >

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BIG BAD BUBBLE by Adam Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"The book's potential utility in helping children cope with irrational fears is undermined by its absence of a credible story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
La La Land is populated by scaredy-cat monsters. Read full book review >

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ROBO-SAUCE by Adam Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"An abundance of absurdity that will entertain boys and girls of all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The creators of Dragons Love Tacos (2012) and Secret Pizza Party (2013) serve up another heaping helping of silliness. Read full book review >

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MEET THE DULLARDS by Sara Pennypacker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"When the siblings sneak out to join the circus, readers may hope that they never return. (Picture book. 4-8)"
All children wonder, at times, if parents make decisions solely to suppress fun; in this story, there is no doubt. Read full book review >

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THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS FLY SOUTH by Adam Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Hysterical—again. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Birds of a feather (along with a cantankerous gentleman and his pesky squirrels) flock together at this tropical destination. Read full book review >

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DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2012

"A wandering effort, happy but pointless. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The perfect book for kids who love dragons and mild tacos. Read full book review >