Search Results: "David Melling"


BOOK REVIEW

SPLISH, SPLASH, SPLOSH! by David Melling
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"The charm of the illustrations cannot redeem their poor interaction with the text. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Ten ducklings brave a dip in a child's wading pool. Read full book review >

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THE SCALLYWAGS by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Closing with a helter-skelter picnic and a messy gathering for another try at a photo, this quick and crazy woodland episode will have children howling for repeats. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Readers may barely notice the plot here for the glorious chaos in the pictures. Read full book review >

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HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Many of Melling's illustrations have rib-tickling touches, and a hilarious appendix shows the rabbit and a small flock of sheep demonstrating more than a dozen different hugs (the shy and unrequited hugs are particularly snort-inducing). (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lovable brown bear needs a hug, but he doesn't know his own strength. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T WORRY, DOUGLAS! by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Simple and sweet, with a winning streak of silly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When bumbling Douglas wrecks a gift, what can he do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
by David Melling, illustrated by David Melling, developed by Hachette UK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"This app won't win any awards for technological innovation, but it offers enough warmth and educational value to justify the price. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A cub searches for a much-needed bear hug. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GENTLY BENTLEY by Ian Whybrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"This funny read is a good little lesson about appropriate behavior with certain objects as well as the nice reminder that innovation is the key to rich and harmonious play. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bentley may well be one of the cutest little cubs ever drawn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTDOWN TO BEDTIME by Mike Haines
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

A young porcupine and a raccoon get ready for bed in this rambunctious countdown tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUNTER’S MOON by O.R. Melling
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Pausing only for lush descriptions of the landscapes and food in Ireland and in Faerie both, Melling opens the first US edition of her trilogy on a strong note, with a tale, romantic on several levels, that culminates in a heavy sacrifice. (afterword, pronunciation guide) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Against a detailed backdrop of Ireland new, old and very old, friendships form, adversaries become allies and romance blooms as an ancient evil demands its due. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIGHT-BEARER’S DAUGHTER by O.R. Melling
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2007

"Readers who loved Melling's earlier works will read this one out of loyalty, not enjoyment. (Fantasy. 13+)"
Melling returns to The Chronicles of Faerie, where each installment stands alone. 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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BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"There is no doubt that Melling is knowledgeable and deeply enthusiastic about all things spiritual and environmental, but what's lacking here is the skill of a storyteller, making its length a shameful waste and a sad end to a series that began with promise and discipline. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
The sequel to The Light-Bearer's Daughter (2007) and the last in The Chronicles of Faerie again features Dana Faolan, a teen living between two worlds—the land of her Faerie mother and the human world of her father. Read full book review >