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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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I KNOW AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A DREIDEL by Caryn Yacowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Fun, in an odd sort of way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The old folk song is given a Hanukkah spin in a parody that blends Jewish tradition with art appreciation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILLY TILLY by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"A surefire hit for storytime and shared reading sessions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Silly Tilly is the farm comedian, entertaining all the animals with her goosey, goofy behavior. Read full book review >

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THE DEER WATCH by Pat Lowery Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"While each individual part may not be spectacular, the sum has a quiet majesty and beauty that begs to be shared one on one. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A slow start to the story and the odd line breaks won't keep readers from being mesmerized. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S A DOG'S LIFE by Susan E. Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Children will be barking up the right tree with this enjoyable read. There's still no telling why dogs run after letter carriers, though.… (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
(A lot of) everything kids ever wanted to know about dogs—but couldn't ask. Now, the bare bones of doggy secrets are revealed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAYM SALOMON by Susan Goldman Rubin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"Not a scholarly or in-depth selection, but certainly an entertaining read for young history buffs. (author note, artist note, glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
With his knowledge of currencies and gift for languages, Salomon filled a vital niche in the American Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >