Search Results: "Ed Piskor"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEATS by Harvey Pekar
Released: March 24, 2009

"A worthy introduction to the makers of Howl, Naked Lunch, On the Road, Turtle Island and a small library's worth of enduring books."
An illustrated tour of the world of hepcats, bongo bangers and other denizens of the bohemian 1950s. Read full book review >

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MACEDONIA by Harvey Pekar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2007

"Reads more often like a lecture than a graphic novel."
This illustrated peace polemic and lesson in international relations is often educational but only occasionally engaging. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME FOR MONSTERS by Ed Vere
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"Share this cartoonish, mock-horror tale with the not-so-sleepy at bedtime or rely upon it as a superb storytime choice where all can have fun participating in the hilarious sound effects. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Do YOU ever WONDER if somewhere, not too far away, there might be… / MONSTERS?" Whether readers do or not, it is hard to resist being swept up in the silly suspense of possibly becoming the target for this monster's hungry attention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GETAWAY by Ed Vere
by Ed Vere, illustrated by Ed Vere
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Better guard your gorgonzola. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inviting readers to be his lookouts, and whistle ("You know how to whistle, don't you? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY MEI MEI by Ed Young
Kirkus Star
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"By the close, of course, exhibiting the collusive, boundary-pushing exuberance of young siblings, the girls sweetly ask, 'Can we have another Mei Mei?' (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Young's own daughters, successively adopted as babies in China, inspire this tender celebration of love flowering between sisters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANCIS THE SCAREDY CAT by Ed Boxall
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A perfect tale to assuage worries about things that go bump in the night. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The bolstering power of love gives a timid young cat the courage to confront his own personal bugbears. Read full book review >

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THE WING ON A FLEA by Ed Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The idea's not as innovative as it once was, but young children will still pore over this bright, busy consciousness-raiser, then look up to see their world with new eyes. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-6)"
Using intensified colors against solid black backgrounds, Emberley has really pumped up the visuals in this reissue of his 1961 debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT VISITORS by Ed Young
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 1995

An enchanting Chinese folktale is enhanced by the subdued, mesmeric style of Young (Donkey Trouble, p. 1360, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX AT NIGHT by Ed Vere
by Ed Vere, illustrated by Ed Vere
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2016

"Cozy, dozy, comforting fare. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A nocturnal quest yields great rewards for the little black cat with the big yellow eyes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY KING by Ed Young
Kirkus Star
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2001

"This visually and thematically rich creation by one of our finest picture book artists is wonderful both to read aloud and to peruse and ponder at leisure. (Picture book/folktale. All ages)"
Using a combination of handmade and bought papers, Young has created a dazzling collage adaptation of the traditional Chinese legend of the Monkey King. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOULD YOU BE A RIVER by Ed Young
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 14, 2015

"Mystifying and ultimately uplifting, this book challenges all of us to seek out the dizzying scope of love. (Picture book. 10 & up)"
Startling collages of torn photos, cut paper and calligraphy seek to describe love's many forms and feelings through comparisons found in nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTY NIGHT, LITTLE GREEN MONSTER by Ed Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Does the original monster need tweaking? Maybe not, but it's nice to see him have a little companionship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A baby sibling for a modern childhood classic. Read full book review >