Search Results: "Elise Gravel"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FLY by Elise Gravel
by Elise Gravel, illustrated by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Gross-out potential, for sure—but also likely to give larval entomologists a mild buzz. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The author of the rousingly revolting Day in the Office of Doctor Bugspit (2011) dishes out more dirt with this appetite-spoiling introduction to the ubiquitous fly clan. Read full book review >

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THE TOAD by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A light dose of natural history, with occasional 'EWWW!' for flavor. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Having surveyed worms, spiders, flies, and head lice, Gravel continues her Disgusting Critters series with a quick hop through toad fact and fancy. Read full book review >

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WATER PLANET RESCUE by Wendy Mass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Its likable hero is just one reason to love this intergalactic space adventure. (Adventure. 6-9)"
Newly recruited Intergalactic Security Force deputy Archie Morningstar prepares for his first mission as co-pilot and navigator aboard his father's space taxi. Read full book review >

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ARCHIE TAKES FLIGHT by Wendy Mass
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A solid start to a new chapter-book series. (Adventure. 6-9)"
Archie Morningstar has been waiting for "eight years, eight months, and eight days" to ride along with his taxicab-driving father. But when the night finally arrives, the experience proves to be out of this world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WANT A MONSTER! by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Though not quite as much fun as Gravel's Disgusting Critters series, this offering will still elicit chuckles from the younger set. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Snaggle-toothed, asymmetrical, bug-eyed monsters abound in this not-so-subtle "A pet is a big responsibility" primer. Read full book review >

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OLGA AND THE SMELLY THING FROM NOWHERE by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A bubble-gum crowd pleaser with wide audience appeal. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
A young girl who prefers science to people discovers an adorable and smelly little creature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT ANTONIO by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A tribute as heartfelt as it is joyous and a fitting way to remember this larger-than-life performer. (comics guide for parents and teachers) (Graphic biography. 5-8)"
An illustrated biography of a legendary strongman from Montreal. Read full book review >

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IF FOUND...PLEASE RETURN TO ELISE GRAVEL by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A rare mix of wackiness and savvy counsel—just right for getting the creative juices flowing. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A popular Canadian illustrator tucks advice for budding artists into galleries of freestyle monsters, vampires, imaginary friends ("Take whichever one you want"), and like flights of imagination. Read full book review >

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A DAY IN THE OFFICE OF DOCTOR BUGSPIT by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Real visits to the doctor are rarely so hilarious. (Graphic picture book. 5-8)"
Expect delighted choruses of "Eeewww, gross!" at every turn from newer readers taking this tour of an outer-space clinic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE WE WANT TO LIVE by Ryan Gravel
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2016

"An uplifting story about what people can accomplish working for a common purpose they make their own."
An autobiographical account of the reclamation of Atlanta's Beltline and its potential contribution to building a new urban culture for this century. Read full book review >

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THE THREE DOTS by Elise Primavera
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"Media-conscious readers will laugh at the droll ads and celebrity caricatures in Primavera's exuberant, cartoony illustrations, and enjoy the simple, feel-good story. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Vigorously told, hilariously illustrated: the tale of three spotted friends—Henry, Sal, and Margaret (frog, moose, and duck)- -united by their twin passions for donuts and music, then reunited, after a falling out, by their mutual regard. Read full book review >

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IF YOU EVER WANT TO BRING A PIANO TO THE BEACH, DON'T! by Elise Parsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"A delightful demonstration of just one of many things not to take to the beach; the brainstorming possibilities are endless. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The voice of experience (about alligators at school) this time deals with her inability to leave her beloved piano at home while visiting the beach. Read full book review >