Search Results: "Eric Brace"


BOOK REVIEW

YOU'RE PULLING MY LEG! by Pat Street
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Knee-slappers on every page for tenderfoot readers and writers. (index) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
From "lamebrain" to "feet of clay," a heaping handful of English idioms, similes, metaphors, and other colorful turns of phrase. Read full book review >

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PLEASE WRITE IN THIS BOOK by Mary Amato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Along with warming the cockles of any educator's heart, this record of successful class dynamics will draw reluctant readers with its funny dialogue and please fans of Kate Klise's illustrated romps. (Fiction. 9-11)"
When a teacher leaves an enticingly blank book in a corner, it becomes a record of classroom rivalries, diplomacy and growth in this deceptively lighthearted offering from the creator of the Riot Brothers. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER IS FROM OUTER SPACE by Vivian Ostrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"It may inspire similar investigations in many households. (Picture book. 5-9)"
For readers who also suspect their siblings are aliens from another planet: Meet Alex, the narrator of this book of evidence against his brother's being human. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KRAZEES by Sam Swope
by Sam Swope, illustrated by Eric Brace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 1997

"Suitably wild homage: Should the Cat in the Hat be occupied elsewhere, this may fit the bill. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Iggie and her jellybean-nosed tiger cat approach terminal boredom on a rainy day—until a herd of striped, checked, polka- dotted, pop-eyed Krazees spring from the drawers, cupboards, and other hiding places to gambol destructively about the house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BRACE OF BLOODHOUNDS by Virginia Lanier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"A restyling and a trim of Lanier's far-flown narrative, though, would add immeasurably to its suspense."
The third (The House on Bloodhound Lane, 1996; Death in Bloodhound Red, not reviewed) in Lanier's bloodhound series again stars Georgia feminist Jo Beth Siddon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERIC CARLE'S ANIMALS ANIMALS by Laura Whipple
POETRY
Released: Aug. 17, 1989

"A treat!"
First, a word for the anthologist: the 62 poems Whipple has assembled as companions to Carle's flamboyant art are so splendid that they could easily stand alone; such greats as Dickinson, Sandburg, and Kipling appear along with numerous children's favorites—e.g., Worth, Behn, Coatsworth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATE AND ERIC by Ronnie Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A complex narrative that combines autumnal romance with conspiracy-fueled suspense."
In this multigenre novel, a middle-aged woman reconnects with high school friends, including a long-lost lover, as she stumbles onto a terrorist plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERIC THE MATH BEAR by Caroline Glicksman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"It just doesn't add up. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Eric, a red glow-in-the-dark bear who works in a bank, foils a robbery in Glicksman's debut picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERIC THE RED by Neil Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Ambrus's meticulous illustrations vividly portray Eric's times. (maps, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This entry in the What's Their Story? series goes beyond the well-known image of the famously fierce Eric the Red to unveil a driven explorer and founder of a new land. Read full book review >

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ERIC CARLE'S DRAGONS DRAGONS by Laura Whipple
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Index. (Poetry/Picture book. 3+)"
A second well-chosen, gorgeously illustrated collection of poetry in the style of Animals Animals (1989). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF ERIC CARLE by Eric Carle
Released: Sept. 4, 1996

"Throughout are photographs and reproductions of art; the book closes with more samples of Carle's work and an international bibliography of his published books. (Autobiography. 8+)"
An agreeable overview of Carle's life and work, a consideration of the genesis of his ideas, a look at how he fashions his collages, and admiring words from some of his colleagues. Read full book review >