Search Results: "Dave Garbot"


BOOK REVIEW

MONSTERS ON THE LOOSE! by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Ultimately, this average effort fails to engage and challenge like the I Spy series, but it does offer a holiday-themed activity to do when all of the candy is eaten and the costumes are put away. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A thief has stolen all the candy, and Frankenstein's monster must solve the case in order to save Halloween. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

ASTRONAUT ACADEMY by Dave Roman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Definitely goofy. (Graphic science fiction. 10-14)"
Hakata Soy and his fellow students at Astronaut Academy return from break to an academy in lockdown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER SCHOOL by Dave Keane
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Not just for the first day of school; this is sure to appeal year-round. (Early reader. 5-8)"
With its wide variety of monsters, mild creep and gross factors, and potential to allay some fears about fitting in, this is sure to find a wide audience among beginning readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIVE LITTLE GEFILTES by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Feh! (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this variation of that favorite rhyme of children's librarians, "Five Little Ducks Went Out One Day," five little gefiltes leave their jar and cause their mother to cry "Oy Vey!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MONKEY AMONG US by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"A brief but engaging showcase, not too abstract for younger listeners and viewers to enjoy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rambunctious wordplay and big, stylized, Chris Raschka-like illustrations are the order of the day in this jazzy debut. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY LOVES COLORS by Dave Aikins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"While neither this book nor the series as a whole is particularly 'sassy' in attitude, it is simple and direct enough to catch the eyes of the very, very young. (Board book. 3-18 mos.)"
A baby's introduction to red, green, yellow, orange and blue from Sassy, a well-known manufacturer of baby toys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ODDREY by Dave Whamond
by Dave Whamond, illustrated by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"So bighearted and good-spirited, it is a shame that the climax fails at liftoff. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Oddrey the charming oddball makes good when her classmates seize up like overheated cylinders during the school play. Read full book review >