Search Results: "David Horvath"


BOOK REVIEW

BOSSY BEAR by David Horvath
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"The bear resembles some of the 'Uglydoll' toys that Horvath and his wife create, but isn't quite as grotesque. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this tersely worded debut—"Give me that! Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE BOSSY BEAR by David Horvath
ANIMALS
Released: March 3, 2009

"Stripped down, stingy of side detail and definitely purposive, the episode still delivers its message with a light touch. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The caped and crowned little autocrat introduced in Bossy Bear (2007) hasn't quite completed his reform. Read full book review >

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WHAT DAT? by David Horvath
by David Horvath, illustrated by David Horvath, by Sun-Min Kim, illustrated by Sun-Min Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Not the Best Riff on a Children's Classic Ever, but good for the occasional chuckle. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A twisted Richard Scarry-esque outing finds the creators' "Uglydoll" figures serving in place of all the cute kitties and puppies and piggies. Read full book review >

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DIG, DOGS, DIG by James Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2013

"No new ground is excavated here, but these cheerful canines build up a charming bond with their intended audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A dozen dogs and one black cat work hard to build a playground in this amusing story that will please kids who love excavators, cranes and dump trucks. Read full book review >

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WORK, DOGS, WORK by James Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Big trucks, jovial dogs and snappy rhyming text serve again as the building blocks of another successful entry in this solidly built series. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A crew comprising cheerful, cartoon-style canines and one cleverly camouflaged cat continues their construction careers in this third entry in an engaging series, following Dig, Dogs, Dig and Build, Dogs, Build (both 2013). Read full book review >

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THE CANNING SEASON by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2003

"Once again Horvath displays a genius for creating multigenerational, interestingly extended families, and for blending high and low comedy into a tale rife with important themes and life-changing events. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Horvath tops even Everything on a Waffle (2001) with this hilarious, heartrending tale of two unwanted children left with a pair of eccentric old ladies. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE CIRCUS CAME TO TOWN by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 1996

"Another enjoyably lightweight novel from Horvath (Happy Yellow Car, 1994, etc.): The message about the importance of community is not too heavy-handed, the silly situations never become outlandish, and the whole book hums along with good humor. (Fiction. 8-12)"
For someone who plans to be a writer when she grows up, Ivy has led a pretty solitary life. Read full book review >

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THE VACATION by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"But a new offering from the queen of offbeat is always a welcome holiday. (Fiction. 11-13)"
His impulsive mother having decided to do Good Works in Africa, 12-year-old Henry abruptly finds himself in the decidedly un-maternal care of quarrelsome, forty-ish aunts Magnolia and Pigg. Read full book review >

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THE TROLLS by Polly Horvath
Released: March 30, 1999

"After the last laugh, Aunt Sally's hard-won understanding of human nature will leave readers with plenty to ponder. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An unconventional aunt blows in from Vancouver to pinch-hit as a babysitter, and offers two sisters and their brother an entrancing view of family history. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have nonrefundable tickets for a trip to Paris, but their babysitter has canceled on short notice. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING ON A WAFFLE by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2001

"That she was right all along about her parents will make her story extra sweet to readers. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Life dishes up the sweet with the sour following the disappearance of a child's parents in this perceptive, barbed tale from the author of The Trolls (1999). Read full book review >

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THE HAPPY YELLOW CAR by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Still, those who enjoyed the wordplay and broad humor in the author's earlier efforts will be amused by Betty's struggles. (Fiction. 10-13)"
The author of An Occasional Cow (1989) features country folk in another slapstick yarn. Read full book review >