Search Results: "David Slonim"


BOOK REVIEW

PATCH by David Slonim
by David Slonim, illustrated by David Slonim
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"A short, funny tale that will resonate with preschoolers and new readers, as well as older children who need simple but meaningful stories. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Patch is a perky pup who provides plenty of companionship to a little towheaded boy in this simple but satisfying story of the love between a boy and his dog. Read full book review >

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OH, DUCKY! by David Slonim
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Coinsurers of the madcap can only hope for more in this vein from Slonim in the future. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mr. Peters owns the chocolate factory where elfin Johnny and musical Pauline work. Read full book review >

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HE CAME WITH THE COUCH by David Slonim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"This shaggy-dog story about a 'couch potato' might amuse some, but overall, this is more of a dud spud. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sophie's family needs a new couch and finally finds one at Larry's 24 Hour Rummage. Read full book review >

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I LOATHE YOU by David Slonim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 18, 2012

"Share this silly and satisfying title with all little monsters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This full-of-loathing story is a welcome twist on the often saccharine how-much-do-you-love-me genre. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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LOOK OUT, JEREMY BEAN!  by Alice Schertle
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Here's hoping Jeremy will soon collect some more. (Fiction. 5-8)"
A school assignment to share collections prompts Jeremy Bean to become a collector of stories about himself, which he hopes he can share with his grandchildren as his Gramps has shared stories with him. Read full book review >

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DIGGER, DOZER, DUMPER by Hope Vestergaard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"While there are many rhyming truck books out there, this stands out for being a collection of poems. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
Rhyming poems introduce children to anthropomorphized trucks of all sorts, as well as the jobs that they do. Read full book review >

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BED HOG by Georgette Noullet
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"A serviceable bedtime story that will win over dog lovers, it's also a great book to help children master their narrative skills, as so much interpretation is left up to readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bailey, a little pooch with teddy-bear appeal, gets kicked out of one family member's bed after another. Read full book review >

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HOW TO TEACH A SLUG TO READ by Susan Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"And though it isn't cricket to diminish a slug's capabilities, readers can't help but feel that if a slug is up to the task, well then, maybe someone else in the room is, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pearson is a slug intimate, having previously charted the course of two Slugs in Love (illustrated by Kevin O'Malley, 2006), so who better to explain, exactly, the best way to teach a slug to read? Read full book review >

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SLUGGER by Susan Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"A blooper. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A slug with dreams of baseball glory finds success on the diamond thanks to a modified helmet. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >