Search Results: "Devin Asch"


BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MARLOWE’S MICE by Frank Asch
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Not quite as charmingly macabre as their first book but entertaining nonetheless. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Following on the tail of Mr. Maxwell's Mouse (2004), this father-son team spins another cat-and-mouse gambit set in Edwardian times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY DUCK’S NEW FRIEND by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Like all better 'leaving the nest' tales for very young readers, this carries the reassuring message that, yes, the wide world can be dangerous as well as exciting, but you can go home again. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Hard as it may be to imagine, a rubber ducky becomes a dangerous companion in this father-son collaboration. Read full book review >

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THE DAILY COMET by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A pleaser for fans of Adam Rex's Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich (2006) and like cineastic fare. (Picture book. 7-10)"
"Go to Work with a Parent" Day proves an eye-opening experience for a journalist's fact-loving son in this distinctively illustrated venture from the creators of Mrs. Marlowe's Mice (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. MAXWELL’S MOUSE by Frank Asch
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

This father/son team has concocted a delicious cat-and-mouse tale in which small outsmarts large. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIKE A WINDY DAY by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A good bet for sharing on a blustery day. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Using just a few words per page, this father-and-son team creates an autumnal ode in which a girl imagines herself one with the wind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEVIN RHODES IS DEAD by Jennifer Wolf Kam
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A surprisingly deft mystery for early teens. (Mystery. 11-14)"
Convinced she is responsible for her best friend's death, Cass feels haunted by Devin's ghost even as she tries to hide her guilt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LENDING ZOO by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A cool idea poorly executed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Readers get a peek at what it would be like to visit a library that lends animals to patrons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATER by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Though catalogued as nonfiction, this title will be better off in the picture book section. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
``Water is dew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EARTH AND I by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Worthy insight perhaps, but so painfully earnest that readers are unlikely to feel more than a superficial, temporary response. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-6)"
In this bland consciousness-raiser, Asch (Hands Around Lincoln, p. 63, etc.) casts the relationship between a boy and nature as friendship. ``The Earth and I are friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I CAN ROAR! by Frank Asch
by Frank Asch, illustrated by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Great for adults and children to share, taking turns playing the parts of various animals. For more fun, have a mirror handy so kids can be delighted by their own transformations. (Board book. 2-4)"
Children can pretend to be many different animals by putting their faces up to the large die-cut hole at the center of this interactive board-book offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOONDANCE by Frank Asch
by Frank Asch, illustrated by Frank Asch
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

A whimsical tale about a bear who imagines that the moon and clouds are personified: He's sad to think the moon won't dance with him; when the morning clouds descend as fog, he's delighted that at least they've answered his invitation, but when the fog lifts, he worries: ``Do you think I could have stepped on their toes...?'' he asks Little Bird. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANDS AROUND LINCOLN SCHOOL by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"A nice, simple school story for not-so-simple times. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Amy (the narrator) and three other sixth graders form a ``Save the Earth'' club, Amy is the reluctant one: membership means making presentations in classrooms and, ultimately, performing on stage in front of her school. Read full book review >