Search Results: "David Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

PEEP AND DUCKY RAINY DAY by David Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Totally in tune with toddlers, this snappy read-aloud gets it right. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rainy days are oh, so dreary, but not for Peep and Ducky. Read full book review >

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PEEP AND DUCKY by David Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"As soft and refreshing as a cool glass of lemonade, and twice as sweet. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A new easy-to-read friendship tale is sure to resonate with "lucky, lucky, lucky" preschoolers everywhere. Read full book review >

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CUL-DE-SAC by David Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Expert technique pretty much wasted on sadistic excess."
Another gruesome and rudely funny thriller from the author of Lie to Me (1990), Bring Me Children (1992), and other vivid exercises in contemporary Grand Guignol. Read full book review >

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FACING RUSHMORE by David Martin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"You don't believe a word of this, do you? Neither do Charlie and the powers that be—and the resulting debate, laced with action, is exactly the point of this provocative doomsday scenario."
Independence Day meets Lord of the Rings in a one-of-a-kind eschatological fantasy from prodigiously versatile Martin (Crazy Love, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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LET'S HAVE A TREE PARTY! by David Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Not to be a party pooper, but this bash requires too much extra work from the reader to make it a success. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Grandpa Crow is having a party, and the whole forest is invited, throughout the day and night. Read full book review >

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PIGGY AND DAD GO FISHING by David Martin
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Good thing his favorite meal is that sandwich. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Catch-and-release fishing takes its next logical step in this story of youthful sympathy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE CHICKEN CHICKEN by David Martin
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Heap's bug-eyed chickens have been affectionately drawn, and thoroughly enliven a work that celebrates the power of imagination. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Martin (Bring the Children, 1992, etc.) creates a spunky little fowl with big ideas; a circus is her answer to a scary storm in this ebullient work. Read full book review >

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BRING ME CHILDREN by David Martin
Released: July 1, 1992

"Strong stuff, no matter how you look at it."
Martin follows his striking Lie to Me (1990) with a horrific West Virginia gothic about a flipped-out TV anchorman's investigation of a physician with a special interest in babies. Read full book review >

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CRAZY LOVE by David Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2002

"PETA, ready your Kleenex."
Versatile Martin (Cul-De-Sac, 1997, etc.) returns with an alternately rewarding and sappy love story set amid the head-on collision of animal-rights beliefs with the utilitarian morality of livestock farmers. Read full book review >

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WE’VE ALL GOT BELLYBUTTONS! by David Martin
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"With its interactive element, and a tickle-inducing ending, Martin's predictable text will please young listeners. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mammal babies and their families show what they can do with various body parts—ears, hands, necks, and feet—and invite children to play along in Martin's latest effort. Read full book review >