Search Results: "Erica S. Perl"


BOOK REVIEW

ACES WILD by Erica S. Perl
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"For dog-loving readers who appreciate light entertainment and lots of capital letters. (dog-training tips, Yiddish glossary) (Fiction. 9-12)"
This companion to When Life Gives You O.J. (2011) returns to the tribulations of 11-year-old Zelda "Zelly" Fried, now spending her first winter living in Vermont. Read full book review >

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THE CAPYBARA CONSPIRACY by Erica S. Perl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Humorous and cleverly constructed, this deserves a 'hoof five.' (Fiction. 10-14)"
A seventh-grader's play chronicles the rise and demise of a kidnapping plot and the contradictory motives of the conspirators. Read full book review >

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VINTAGE VERONICA by Erica S. Perl
FICTION
Released: March 9, 2010

"50s skirts (hacked off from old prom dresses), 'tulle crinoline' and bowling shirts. (Fiction. YA)"
Funky retro garb is the flashiest part of this unsurprising growth arc about insecurity and dishonesty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU O.J. by Erica S. Perl
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 2011

"Yiddish words and phrases and various Jewish customs are sprinkled liberally throughout and defined in a glossary, which might help the novel reach more than a niche audience. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Be careful what you wish for is the premise of this mildly amusing novel about a girl who aches for a dog. Read full book review >

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FEROCIOUS FLUFFITY by Erica S. Perl
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2016

"Another crowd pleaser from the creators of Chicken Butt! (2009). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A pet hamster comes to Room 2-D: So cute! So fluffy! So…toothy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING OF THE ZOO by Erica S. Perl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Unfortunately, this mishmash of a tale ultimately disappoints. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this shallow story, Carlos the chameleon is sure that he is the king of the zoo—and he always will be as long as someone believes in him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOTTY by Erica S. Perl
by Erica S. Perl, illustrated by Julia Denos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A charmer. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Ida is ready for a new year at school—complete with her new lunchbox and her imaginary friend, Dotty. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN BUTT! by Erica S. Perl
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Then again, if an adult reader's mood is already fine, this über-farce may send that adult, like this book's dad, round the bend, where a drink should be waiting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
On one hand, this is an utter goofball of a book, an unhinged piece of slap-happy rhyming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NINETY-THREE IN MY FAMILY by Erica S. Perl
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Perl's narrative describes the chief challenges for the family with all the animals in bouncy verse: fighting over the TV, taking a bath, bedtime, etc. Rib-tickling romp with many counting opportunities for young listeners. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A huge menagerie shares digs with a family of five. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOATILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Erica S. Perl
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"An uninspiring remake. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This Goldilocks is a kid. Literally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKEN BUTT'S BACK! by Erica S. Perl
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"But still, the denouement is so merrily explosive that just to imagine the shrieking voices of a read-aloud is mightily cheering. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Perl's young champion of all things gluteus returns in an evermore zany salute to the nether regions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOTALLY TARDY MARTY by Erica S. Perl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This one can be permanently late. (Picture book. 4-7) "
A young boy who's always late for school learns to be on time and finds a friend along the way. Read full book review >