Search Results: "Eric Elfman"


BOOK REVIEW

TESLA'S ATTIC by Neal Shusterman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A wild tale in the spirit of Back to the Future, with a hint of Malamud's The Natural tossed in. (Science fiction. 8-14)"
In Book 1 of the Accelerati Trilogy, Nick Slate cleans out his attic, holds a garage sale and changes "the very course of human existence." 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

THE NONSENSE SHOW by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A picture book made to incite pleasure and joy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The celebrated picture-book artist enthusiastically joins the nonsense tradition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE CLOSET OF DOOM by Eric Wight
ANIMALS
Released: May 5, 2009

"The diagram of Frankie's newly organized room might provide inspiration for kids with their own Room of Doom—when they've stopped snickering, that is. (Fiction. 7-10)"
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BOOK REVIEW

10 LITTLE RUBBER DUCKS by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Audiences of one or many will enjoy it, especially if they get to press the duck and make him squeak. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ten rubber ducks are packed in a box and tied to a boat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

“SLOWLY, SLOWLY, SLOWLY,” SAID THE SLOTH by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"There is room in everyone's life for a little peace and quiet, and this introduction to an animal that is the epitome of tranquillity will be welcome at bedtime, or anytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Carle (Dream Snow, 2000, etc.) branches out to feature a lesser-known yet fascinating animal in a paean to taking it easy. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR BONGO by Eric  Velasquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Darling. (glossary) (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little boy searches for his lost toy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERA THE ONE-HEADED TROLL by Eric Orchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"An old-fashioned quest with a lovable protagonist. (Graphic fantasy. 7-14)"
One-headed troll Bera finds a human baby and resolves to get it to safety. Read full book review >

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 >