Search Results: "David Elliot"


BOOK REVIEW

HENRY'S MAP by David Elliot
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2013

"Here's hoping for many more Henry-centric adventures. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Henry, an adorable pig, maps his farm world and puts everything in its place. Read full book review >

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HENRY'S STARS by David Elliot
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A lovely story with fetching illustrations that needs a more developed ending to completely succeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Henry, the likable pig of Henry's Map (2013), is back in this picture book. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: March 11, 2008

"As an inquiry into fascism, it's pretty unsubtle, but entertaining and thought-provoking for all that. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Take a liberal base of Dickens, throw in a healthy helping of Dahl and spice with a bit of Margo Lanagan, and you might approximate the recipe that yielded this fey little fantasy. Read full book review >

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BULL by David Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"Irresistible, slick, and sharp (no bull!)—with plenty of bull to dissect. (cast of characters, author's notes) (Verse fiction. 14 & up)"
A saucy, brash retelling of the Greek myth of the Minotaur. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN FEATHERS by Joy Cowley
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Not a standout, but expertly done. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Channeling Dick King-Smith, Cowley offers a warmhearted tale set on a chicken farm featuring a lad with a feathered confidante that talks—though only to him. Read full book review >

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THIS ORQ. (HE SAY "UGH!") by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Wacky and well-tuned to the preschool sense of humor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Even in prehistoric times, a pet is a boy's best friend and a bully, his worst enemy. Read full book review >

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WUV BUNNIES FROM OUTERS PACE by David Elliott
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

When evil, oversized alien rabbits land at Dingdale Elementary chool (the "S" has fallen off the sign so often that custodian Fuzzy Dustin refuses to fix it any more), it's up to young Hercules Smith and his slobbery pooch Sheldon to save the Earth—or at least the student body—from being transformed into carrots. Read full book review >

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ON THE WING by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"From the graceful cranes flying across its wraparound cover to the single feather on the title page to the soaring eagle at the end, this book astounds. (Picture book/poetry. 4-10)"
In this carefully planned book, readers simultaneously learn key facts about a variety of birds, absorb different forms of poetry and revel in beautiful artwork. Read full book review >

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IN THE SEA by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"This mix of clever poems, handsome art and well-chosen typography, despite a few minor flaws, will function equally well for bedtime sharing and early-learning settings. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
This third pairing of Elliott's reductive poems and Meade's bold woodcut-and-watercolor illustrations dives deep to explore sea creatures, from tiny shrimp to the mighty blue whale. Read full book review >

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IN THE WILD by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"The poems, though they employ some sophisticated vocabulary, are short and direct, a feature that will demonstrate to verse-averse young readers that poetry can be powerful and pleasurable without being too complicated or threatening. (Picture book/poetry. 4-10)"
A stunning combination of poems and illustrations celebrating some of Earth's wildest and most beautiful creatures. Read full book review >

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EVANGELINA MUDD AND THE GREAT MINK ESCAPADE by David Elliott
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Original and fun. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Bored with her quiet life waiting for the birth of her new brother or sister, Evangeline yearns for a new adventure. Read full book review >