Search Results: "David Clemesha"


BOOK REVIEW

FIRE ENGINE MAN by Andrea Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Joining Digger Man (2003), this pint-sized career guide will kindle young imaginations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Proclaiming right off, "I love Fire Engines," a rosy-cheeked tot reveals the details of his fireman aspirations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRASHY TOWN by Andrea Zimmerman
Released: April 30, 1999

"Part of a spate of books intent on bringing the garbage collectors in children's lives a little closer, this almost matches Eve Merriam's Bam Bam Bam (1995), also illustrated by Yaccarino, for sheer verbal and visual volume. (Picture book. 5-7)"
PLB 0-06-027140-X Listeners will quickly take up the percussive chorus—"Dump it in, smash it down, drive around the Trashy town! Read full book review >

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DIGGER MAN by Andrea Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Truck and machinery fans will dig this—and the closing scene, in which the narrator is seen kindling a like enthusiasm in the next generation by sharing a book and toy with his toddler sib, may inspire young readers to go and do likewise. (Picture book. 5-7)"
As his sandbox toy swells to full size, a young lad announces that he's going to don a hard hat and "digger-man boots," then move rocks and mud to create a "digger park" where he can play with his little brother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRE! FIRE! HURRY! HURRY! by Andrea Zimmerman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"A joyful celebration of team work, sure to please the preschool set. (Fiction. 4-6)"
Again and again, a team of four-legged firefighters puts dinner on hold when a series of fires breaks out in the neighborhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COW BUZZED by Andrea Zimmerman
ANIMALS
Released: May 30, 1993

"Meisel's lively, cartoony illustrations add to the fun, though—like the best of folklore—this wonderfully cadenced tale can stand on its own. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When the bee sneezes, the cow catches his cold—``She caught the cough and the sniffle and the sneeze ah-choo, and it was odd because she caught the buzz...'Buzzzzz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DOG TOBY by Andrea Zimmerman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2000

"A thoroughly delightful story by the authors of the also delightful Trashy Town (1999). (Picture book. 3-7)"
Meet Toby, an adorable beagle who constantly endears himself to his owner despite the fact that Toby won't cooperate with her plans to teach him a trick . . . any trick. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RAT AND ROACH ROCK ON! by David Covell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"Since it isn't either funny or gross enough to truly succeed, place this one only where the previous title has already proved popular. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Opposites may attract, but readers will remain uncharmed by this dry picture-book sequel. Read full book review >