Search Results: "David Dodd"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GRATEFUL DEAD READER by David Dodd
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"Although the book ends abruptly with saddened consideration of Garcia's 1995 demise (without discussing the Dead's influence upon current cultish, touring 'jam bands'), it remains a satisfying and thought-provoking compendium of countercultural commentary."
What a Long, Strange Trip It Was: a comprehensive, thoughtful anthology depicting the phenomena and foibles encompassing the 30-odd year "unending tour" of the Grateful Dead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY AND ME by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Pushing actual child care duties off on preschoolers is a nonstarter, but this may help prepare younger prospective sibs for family changes. (Pop-up/picture book. 3-4)"
A child with a doll demonstrates baby care in this sweet, decidedly purposeful outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOXY by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Kids nervous about their own first day may just fall asleep wishing for their own Foxy visitor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A very young girl's first-day-of-school jitters prompt a nighttime visit from Foxy, whose magical tail causes "school supplies" to appear, fairy-godmother style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEST BEAR by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Nice enough bedtime reading for the very young. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's bedtime, and a little boy in red pajamas climbs the stairs with his best friend, a scruffy stuffed bear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CINDERELEPHANT by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Other fractured versions are funnier, while many straightforward versions are far more beautiful; opt for them. (Fractured fairy tale. 4-7)"
An extra-large take on the classic fairy tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEOW SAID THE COW by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Even Old MacDonald will applaud this edgy addition to the canon of books about mixed-up animal sounds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A trickster cat causes mayhem in the barnyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT PET TO GET? by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Familiar but fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Surprising fact: There still aren't as many children's books about wanting pets as there are children who desperately want a pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORE AND MORE by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"High on message and low on content. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A monkey parent expresses love for all the bits and pieces of a monkey child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM SMALL by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A lovely, reassuring bedtime story with a simple message of parental affection that littlest listeners and readers will take to heart. (Picture book. 1-5)"
It's a big, scary world out there, but love can keep you safe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEST BEAR by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Nice enough bedtime reading for the very young. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's bedtime, and a little boy in red pajamas climbs the stairs with his best friend, a scruffy stuffed bear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG’S ABC by Emma Dodd
ABC BOOKS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"In Dog, children will find a kindred soul, one who gets hungry and tired and stung by a bee but mostly keeps an eye skinned for fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This color-shot ABC stars a rambunctious dog that resembles a meatloaf, though he is infinitely more appealing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Easy and effective. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A pooch's pure white coat becomes a magnet for spills of all sorts in this foray into counting and colors. Read full book review >