Search Results: "Eric Brace"


BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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COLOR COMMENTARY
by Julie Danielson

I’ve always found it difficult to answer the what’s-your-favorite-color question, as the answer depends entirely on my mood. (I like deep blues for more contemplative times, but I need sunny yellow to help wake me in the mornings.)

Perhaps it’s even harder for artists to pick a favorite color. Is it like asking them to pick a favorite child? I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RUTABAGA THE ADVENTURE CHEF by Eric Colossal
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Colossal's debut outing is a cheerful if unexceptional popcorn read. (Graphic adventure. 8-11)"
In a land with dragons and other monsters, a happy-go-lucky chef can also be a hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I CAN SEE JUST FINE by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"It's hard to judge intent, but even if this might provide lighthearted reassurance for young squinters, it's going to leave more observant parents and other caregivers disquieted, at best. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Repeatedly uttering the titular protest, a child is dragged off to "see" the eye doctor in this neatly drawn, too neatly resolved take on a common experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDING PHIL by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A slim story full of determination, problem-solving and pachyderm glee. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's awfully hard to hide an elephant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"The simple, thoughtfully told story includes repetitive phrases and a predictable structure with an emotionally satisfying ending as Mr. Seahorse sends his babies out into the watery world. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The striking single seahorse gracing the cover of this tribute to aquatic fatherhood could never be mistaken as anything other than one of Carle's consummately creative collage creatures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAW ME A STAR by Eric Carle
FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Thanks be to the book for asking Carle to 'draw' it! (Picture book. 3+)"
A remarkable, quintessentially simple book encompassing Creation, creativity, and the cycle of life within the eternal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

END OF DAYS by Eric Walters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A theme-packed pre-apocalyptic story for ideas-loving readers. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A giant asteroid's on a collision course with Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SETH BAUMGARTNER’S LOVE MANIFESTO by Eric Luper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2010

"Derivative but supremely enjoyable. (Fiction. YA)"
When Seth's girlfriend dumps him during her lunch break at Applebee's, he is not only heartbroken but totally grossed out: While Veronica squelches his dreams of love with nonsensical platitudes like, "I'm too comfortable with you," Seth spots his father having an intimate meal with a sexy woman who is definitely not his mother. Read full book review >