Search Results: "Dave Calver"


BOOK REVIEW

WEIRD PLANET #1 by Dan Greenburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2006

"Not quite Zack Files quality, but a step up from Greenburg's other current series, Secrets of Dripping Fang. (Science fiction. 8-10)"
A varna if ever there was one, Klatu crashes the family spaceship on a strange planet (we call it "Earth"), sees his little sister, Ploo, captured by bumbling soldiers from a certain secret Nevada military base and, "disguised" in severely dorky human clothes, he careens off to the rescue in a stolen pizza delivery truck with his brother Lek. Read full book review >

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DOGS ARE PEOPLE, TOO by Dave Coverly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"'The secret to life is TREATS!' intones a canine yogi. With that, at least, even diapered dog devotees will concur. (Cartoons. 10-13, adult)"
A large collection of dog-themed cartoons from the creator of the syndicated panel "Speed Bump," punctuated with snapshots and fond reminiscences of his own real pooches. Read full book review >

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ODDREY JOINS THE TEAM by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"A winning theme for the early sports shelf. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Oddrey and her friends learn about teamwork and fun on the soccer field in Whamond's newest offering about his kooky heroine. Read full book review >

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ODDREY AND THE NEW KID by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"For Oddrey to remain odd, she is going to have to hear the beat of a far different drummer. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Whamond's Oddrey's return, she must contend with a little touch of competition for the limelight. Read full book review >

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TWENTY-SIX PRINCESSES by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Young readers and listeners of both sexes will laugh and agree. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A frog prince lets it be known that he's "receiving," and 26 applicants respond, from Princess Alice ("First to the palace") on through the rest of the letters. Read full book review >

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THE UGLY PUMPKIN by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"He laughed and said: No Way'—and illustrated in brightly colored paint-and-paper collage, this weak riff on the 'Ugly Duckling' may not earn high marks for botanical accuracy (all pumpkins are squash), but it does feature plenty of visual flash. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A club-shaped pumpkin gets dissed by a customer, all the other pumpkins, even twisted apple trees, before the sight of a motley crop of hubbards, acorns and banana squash brings on a personal epiphany: "O my gosh / I'm a squash." Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING SHADOWS by Dave Coverly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Ethically iffy there at the end but overall a lighter-than-air escapade with just a light wash of satire. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-9)"
A Bird Scout scavenger hunt sends avian buddies Speed Bump and Slingshot into that scariest of all places…a shopping mall. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 1994

Wit and wisdom for intelligent life forms who have gotten past kindergarten. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"An intense treat for armchair adventurers and renegade backpackers. Hopefully the publisher will include a map in the finished book."
A seasoned wilderness survivalist takes on Alaska's backcountry in his most daring trek to date. Read full book review >