Search Results: "David T. Greenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1999

"The illustrations, despite their giddiness, have a decidedly old-fashioned feel, demonstrating Schindler's facility with nursery rhyme characterizations in finely inked cross-hatchings. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Some silly variations on the fates of familiar nursery rhyme characters add cheap laughs to traditional Mother Goose tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A concluding note attempts to separate fact from fiction and in so doing makes readers wonder why the author didn't simply tell his family's story and let such works as Diane McWhorter's A Dream of Freedom (2004) tell others. (afterword, footnotes) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Although it's squarely focused on the events that culminate in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., this novel isn't quite so sure of its genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROCS! by David T. Greenberg
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"For fans of the pair's previous books, this title will offer much of the same with a sweet edge entirely its own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Greenberg has mellowed some since the gleeful grotesqueries of his glorious Slugs! (1983), but his penchant for creatures creepy and crawly hasn't abated a jot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ENCHANTED LIONS by David T. Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"An enchanting bedtime caper. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When the "sea is a maze of swirls" and the "night is ablaze with pearls," Rose opens her shutters and discovers enchanted lions rising from the ocean to cavort on the sand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNAKES! by David T. Greenberg
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Come, child, and enjoy a snake or two, these 'pyroclastic streams of melted crayon.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
A good and creepy (slithery just doesn't capture the reason your neck hairs may stand on end) story of a boy and the uninvited snakes in his life, from Greenberg (who likes his creatures on the outré side: he has also tackled insects, skunks, and, famously, slugs). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKUNKS! by David T. Greenberg
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Take it for a ride' are particularly desperate—yet mostly Greenberg manages to make the fragrant nightlifer an object of mirth and high-spirited language. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Master of revulsion Greenberg (Bugs, not reviewed, etc.) takes on skunks, to the merriment of his audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Whiny rants and antediluvian attitudes are not what good, shared read-alouds are made of. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
With uncommon superficiality, Greenberg develops the familiar "What are little girls/little boys made of?" rhyme into a back-and-forth between the sexes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIXON’S SHADOW by David Greenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Thought-provoking from start to finish."
"No postwar politician did more to educate Americans to the primacy of image in politics" than Richard Nixon. So argues historian Greenberg in a rich work full of lessons and implications for spin doctors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REPUBLIC OF SPIN by David Greenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 2016

"At once scholarly, imaginative, and great fun."
From William McKinley to Barack Obama, a prizewinning historian looks at the tortured marriage of public relations and the modern presidency. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER SILLY SCHOOL POEMS by David Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"Stick with Prelutsky and Silverstein. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
A collection of poems to start the school year off with a laugh. Read full book review >