Search Results: "Ethan G. Sribnick"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2013

"An engaging historical study of New York City poverty."
An enlightening, comprehensive account of family poverty throughout New York City's history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIGHT CLUB by Ethan Long
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Long ably proves that 'when it comes to scaring, the more the merrier.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
The members of Fright Club are in for a surprise when a crew of cuddly critters wants to join and participate in Operation Kiddie Scare. Read full book review >

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THE WING WING BROTHERS CARNIVAL DE MATH by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Ultimately, this lacks the solid and seamless math practice of the first; it's just some math annoyingly mixed with a few kinda-funny jokes. (Math picture book. 4-8)"
The first, fabulous vaudevillian math escapades of the Wing Wing Brothers (The Wing Wing Brothers Math Spectacular, 2012) give way to this lackluster second adventure at a carnival, with the action divided into three amusements. Read full book review >

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STOP KISSING ME! by Ethan Long
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Fans of Mo Willems's pigeon tales will find themselves in familiar territory. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A fervent pre-recorded smooch activated by the press of a button forms the interactive component in this romantic comedy for the preschool set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MS. SPELL by Ethan Long
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers may be on the fence as to whether or not to wish for a teacher like Ms. Spell, but regardless, this may boost t-h-e-i-r spelling grades. (Picture book. 7-10) "
Step aside Ms. Frizzle. The pink-haired Ms. Spell has spelling to teach, and unlike her science-teaching peer, her lessons aren't particularly calm or disaster-free. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UP, TALL AND HIGH! by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"This is a book with much to offer to children, from tiny babies who will laugh at the funny birds through preschoolers who will get the clever jokes to 5- and 6-year-olds who might find this a very first read-alone. (Picture book/early reader. 1-6)"
A clever cast of avian characters conveys the meaning of several directional terms in this innovative lift-the-flap book that will appeal to babies and toddlers as well as children just beginning to read. Read full book review >

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SCRIBBLES AND INK by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2012

"An action-packed contretemps, though in the end it's more a bit of technical advice for young artists than a general tribute to the benefits of working together. (downloadable blank sketchbook [not seen]) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Two artistes conflict, critique and ultimately collaborate amid a bracing mess of splashes and scribbles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DAD, MY HERO by Ethan Long
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2011

Dads are often elevated to superhero status in the eyes of their kids, but Long turns this concept on its ear with hilarious results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRD & BIRDIE IN A FINE DAY by Ethan Long
ANIMALS
Released: April 27, 2010

"The controlled, repetitive text positions this picture book as a potentially successful book for beginning readers, though it would also serve well as a read-aloud. (Picture book/early reader. 3-7)"
Over the course of three short chapters, blue Bird and yellow Birdie spend "a beautiful morning," "a wonderful afternoon" and "a marvelous night" getting to know each other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE DROWSY DRAGON by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A lighthearted take on a topic of common domestic interest, equally suited to sharing one on one or with a larger audience. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Ignoring a big dragon's repeated complaints, one, two, three…up to ten little dragons make increasing amounts of sleep-preventing noise in this bouncy counting rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUG by Ethan Long
Kirkus Star
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"New readers will be happy to yap along with this pup. How about a sequel? (Picture book/early reader. 3-7)"
"Yap yap yap" has never been so expressive or so insistent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT! by Ethan Long
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Though the book ends with the firm instruction to 'sleep tight,' its playful interactivity is rousing rather than soporific; best not to save it for just before bedtime. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Lightning may not strike twice in the same place, but Long comes close with this companion to Hi! (2015). Read full book review >