Search Results: "David Shannon"


BOOK REVIEW

JANGLES by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Some fish indeed! (Picture book. 4-8) "
A boy recalls his father's pretty amazing story of the larger-than-life trout he nearly caught in this tall tale of a remarkably big fish that got away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE by Melinda Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2014

"A lively alternative to the 2003 print version, with judicious audio and interactive tweaks but blessedly free of games and like silly distractions. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Pans, zooms, gruff vocals and piratical sound effects add even more swash to the buckles of young Jeremy's first encounter with Braid Beard and his disreputable crew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID GETS IN TROUBLE by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Disarming as he always is—what a blessing he lives on the page and not in our lives. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Excuses, excuses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD BOY, FERGUS! by David Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Yes, Fergus! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fergus is a West Highland terrier, an irrepressibly charming canine based on the real-life pet of the author, who clearly knows a thing or two about mischievous main characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE THE FAIRY by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Watch out, Olivia. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Young David, who ran bare-bottomed into the hearts of zillions, has a sister—or at least a kindred spirit! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID GOES TO SCHOOL by David Shannon
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"For all his disruptive behavior, he shows not a trace of malice, and it'll be easy for readers to want to encourage his further exploits. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The poster boy for relentless mischief-makers everywhere, first encountered in No, David! (1998), gives his weary mother a rest by going to school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIAWATHA AND THE PEACEMAKER by Robbie Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Expressive, handsome, and well-documented. (historical note, acknowledgments, author's note) (Picture book/folk tale. 5-10)"
Robertson, widely known for his work in the legendary group The Band, crafts a legend-based tale about the unification of warring tribes into what would become known as the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS by Melinda Long
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Like Colin McNaughton's similarly themed Captain Abdul's Little Treasure (2006), this will engender rousing cheers from mateys of every stripe. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Though "pirates don't change diapers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHARK GOD by Rafe Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A slight confusion at the end identifies the father as a canoe-builder for the first time calling him by that name, but there's enough joy, terror, and drama here to captivate any reader or listener. (Picture book/folktale. 7-10)"
The creators of Rough Face Girl (1992) and The Boy Who Lived With the Seals (1993) belatedly get together for another strongly told, strikingly illustrated folktale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO, DAVID! by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"David is a small, snaggle-toothed piehead whose mischief—for those who don't have to clean up after him—is nothing short of exhilarating. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This autobiographical (according to the author's note) story from Shannon (A Bad Case of Stripes, 1998, etc.) features a young hellion, also named David, who is forever at the receiving end of a sharp "No!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIZZY MIZZ LIZZIE by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A powerful message in this time of overscheduling and de-emphasis of play. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An overextended bee learns to stop and smell the flowers, literally. Read full book review >