Search Results: "David Catrow"


BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FUN IN THE SUN by David  Catrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"So enjoyable the real thing may pale in comparison. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A self-sufficient pup takes his beloved pet to the beach. High jinks ensue. Read full book review >

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THE FLY FLEW IN by David  Catrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Have fun with this fly. (Early reader. 2-6)"
A frolicsome fly disrupts a fancy concert. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"As well as being an engaging way of removing barriers to understanding raised by the Constitution's stylized language, this makes a first-class discussion starter for many of the ideas and issues it addresses. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Serving an earnest purpose with characteristic zaniness, Catrow (Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, 2001, etc.) twice interprets the Constitution's first sentence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S MY T-R-U-C-K? by Karen Beaumont
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Don't read this at bedtime; the boisterous energy here is aptly summed up in the final rhyme: 'HOORAY! I FOUND MY T-R-U-C-K! / Come on, Bowser! Let's go play!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Anyone who's ever interacted with a young child who's lost a favorite toy will immediately recognize this little boy and his single-mindedness in searching for his t-r-u-c-k. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T SAY THAT WORD! by Alan Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"EWSLUGp2003 and such—or maybe with etiquette books. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a set of rhymes that should have second graders of all ages rolling on the floor, young Michael's report on a school-day's events runs afoul of severe restrictions on the vocabulary he's allowed to use. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARE YOU QUITE POLITE? by Alan Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Like Jane Yolen's How Do Dinosaurs series, illustrated by Mark Teague, think of this as required reading for Goops—young or otherwise. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
Supplying new lyrics for 14 familiar tunes, Katz presents examples of behavior both good and bad, paired with Catrow's characteristic, garishly colored scenes of bulbous headed figures quizzically or gleefully regarding spectacular messes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLANTZILLA by Jerdine Nolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Readers, plant-lovers or otherwise, will find this vegetative visitor taking root in their affections too. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Little Shop of Horrors" for the teddy bear set? Read full book review >

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THAT’S GOOD! THAT’S BAD! IN THE GRAND CANYON by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Stick with Remy Charlip's Fortunately (1984). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Cuyler flogs a one-trick pony in this uninspired sequel to 1991's That's Good! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FUNGUS THAT ATE MY SCHOOL by Arthur Dorros
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

A science project literally mushrooms out of control in this wildly funny twist on a building problem common to more than a few schools. Read full book review >