Search Results: "David Wojtowycz"


BOOK REVIEW

ELEPHANT JOE, BRAVE FIREFIGHTER! by David Wojtowycz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"A visual muddle makes for an early-reader fail. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Animal friends save the day when a dragon's birthday party gets out of hand in this graphic-novel addition to the venerable Step into Reading line. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEPHANT JOE, BRAVE KNIGHT! by David Wojtowycz
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2012

"Blithe adventure for tiny heroes-to be. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Wee elephant and zebra buddies seem no match for a fearsome dragon and an evil knight, but looks can be deceiving. 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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OINK! by David Wojtowycz
illustrated by David Wojtowycz
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"An engaging first look at some favorite animals of the toddler set. (Board book. 2-5)"
Toddler-size sleuths can match cheerful barnyard animals to their appropriate sounds in this sparkling board book from Wojtowycz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSTLE IN THE BUSHES by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"With little specific factual information provided or individual personality developed, there is nothing here to separate one backyard inhabitant from the next. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Underdeveloped rhymes describe the "minibeasts" that live in a garden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMMOTION IN THE OCEAN by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Otherwise, this British import is ordinary and often amateurish. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The round glass of a submarine porthole provides a window through which the animals of the ocean can be spied upon in all their "commotion." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAURS GALORE! by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Ichthyosaurus') Next to the likes of Kevin Crotty's Dinosongs (2000), illustrated by Kurt Vargo, or Jack Prelutsky's classic Tyrannosaurus Was A Beast (1988), illustrated by Arnold Lobel, there's not much here to roar about. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
A dozen familiar dinosaurs introduce themselves in verse in this uninspired, if colorful, new animal gallery from the authors of Commotion in the Ocean (2000). Read full book review >

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ABC ANIMAL JAMBOREE by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"This is just what it should be—a little learning and a lot of breezy fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bouncy animal rhymes from Angelfish to Zebra. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Psyaint David by Wayne  Lanter
Released: May 22, 2016

"An unusual and artistically ambitious—but convoluted—account of a New York City gripped by fear."
A thriller chronicles a metropolis' descent into moral chaos. Read full book review >