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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2011

"With more animal magnetism than techno bells and whistles, this safari succeeds at every turn. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Animal antics abound in this colorful zoological primer for the preschool set. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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