Search Results: "Dave Coverly"


BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT OF THE LIVING WORMS by Dave Coverly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"It's a little labored, but poop jokes never get old, right? (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-9)"
Early Bird's underachieving little brother finally gets a taste of worm in this daft series opener. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY INAPPROPRIATE WORD by Jim Tobin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Young word lovers will have lots to peruse here. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Michael's love of words is celebrated in speech bubbles and comedic situations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUE MACDONALD HAD A BOOK by Jim Tobin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

Set to the tune of "Old MacDonald," this tale of adventuresome vowels begins with a girl and her book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIRTEEN CHAIRS by Dave Shelton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"An enjoyable collection of ghost stories, perfect for reading by flashlight. (Short stories. 9-13)"
Summoning the courage to open a creaky door inside a spooky old house, Jack finds himself in a candlelit room with 12 strangers sitting around a table. Read full book review >

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SOON BABOON SOON by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"A quick but thematically and sonically satisfying concert. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Chimpanzees play timpani. / Lemurs laugh along. / Orangutans bang everythang. Gorilla's got a GONG." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN MARLANA PULLED A THREAD by Dave Eggers
FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"Inscrutable existential twaddle. (Picture book. Adult)"
A heartbreaking work of staggering self-indulgence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAITING FOR GONZO by Dave Cousins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"Cousins follows up his debut (15 Days Without a Head, 2013) with another tightly woven, heartwarming story of the ups and downs in the life of a teenager and his family. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Oz, aka Marcus Osbourne, faces unexpected challenges when his family relocates from London to a farmhouse in a northern village. Read full book review >

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15 DAYS WITHOUT A HEAD by Dave Cousins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2013

"Expect good things from this new voice in teen fiction. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A teenager holds his crumbling family life together in this finely crafted debut that strikes a delicate balance between humor and pathos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BOOK OF KISSES by Dave Ross
Released: Jan. 31, 2000

"A volume that may provide the best reason to pucker up since the mass commercialization of Valentine's Day. (Picture book. 3-6)"
PLB 0-06-028453-6 After A Book of Friends (p. 537) and A Book of Hugs (1980, not reviewed), perhaps there is no better topic for Ross and Rader to tackle than kisses. Read full book review >