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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

A SWEET PASSOVER by Lesléa Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Deliciously traditional. (recipe, author's note) (Picture book/religion. 5-7)"
A week of eating matzah has one little girl ready to swear off the bland, unleavened cracker for good, until a sweet, time-honored staple slowly changes her mind. Read full book review >

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BELIEVE IT OR NOT, MY BROTHER HAS A MONSTER! by Kenn Nesbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"This title could be a fit for those kids whose imaginations occasionally run amok or those whose memories of actual events get wildly embellished. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A boy is horrified as his older brother collects increasing numbers of scary and creepy creatures—and brings them all in the house! Read full book review >