Search Results: "Frank Cammuso"


BOOK REVIEW

BIG BIRTHDAY BASH by Frank Cammuso
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"With lots of laughs and lots of heart, this sophomore offering doesn't disappoint. (Graphic fantasy. 7-10)"
With giant spectacles and even more spunk, budding witch Salem Hyde is back, determined to give her friend the best birthday ever. Read full book review >

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SPELLING TROUBLE by Frank Cammuso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A delightful buddy story and an auspicious series opener; be sure to make room on shelves for Salem and Whammy. (Graphic fantasy. 7-10)"
A fledgling witch receives necessary guidance from a talking cat in this utterly adorable page-turner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTO'S BACKWARDS DAY by Frank Cammuso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A snappy follow-up to Otto's Orange Day (2008), gift-wrapped around a worthy theme and frosted with tasty wordplay. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
A quick trip to the "backwards world" straightens out Otto the cat's priorities as well as his spelling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Jimmy Gownley. (Final art not seen.) (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
Arthur King's new to Camelot Middle School. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTO’S ORANGE DAY by Jay Lynch
ANIMALS
Released: June 9, 2008

"Low on violence and high on production values, this comics-format 'Toon Book' will leave emergent readers wishing for more. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Young Otto loves orange so much that when a sly genie rises up out of an old lamp he receives from Aunt Sally Lee, he uses his one wish to turn all the world that color. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PIZZA by Frank Asch
by Frank Asch, illustrated by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"A sweetly simple story that hinges on not just Baby Bear's appetite, but his imaginative flights of fancy, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It may be hard for many American readers to believe, but Baby Bear has never had pizza before in this new offering from the beloved creator of Moonbear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALONG A LONG ROAD by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2011

"Great fun to look at; kids will feel the speed of the bike and the there-ness of place. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What was one continuous 35-foot long work of art turns into a nifty visual exercise and an engaging image for young folk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSIEUR SAGUETTE AND HIS BAGUETTE by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Despite—or perhaps because of—the strangeness of Monsieur Saguette eating his baguette after everything that's happened to it, this is quite the giggle-inducer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Monsieur Saguette purchases a baguette to eat with soup, a series of strange and appealing adventures interrupts his journey home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARNYARD LULLABY by Frank Asch
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Asch (Water, 1995, etc.) illustrates each lullaby with the simplicity of his Moonbear books; the musical score at the end sets the animal poems to music. (Picture book. 1-3)"
The clucking, mooing, neighing, oinking, baaing, and honking of the barnyard animals are just so much noise to the farmer in his bed, but these are melodic lullabies to the animals in the barn. ``Tuck your legs beneath you,/Legs that love to run./Feel them growing ever stronger./Let the day be done,'' a horse sings to her foal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I CAN ROAR! by Frank Asch
by Frank Asch, illustrated by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Great for adults and children to share, taking turns playing the parts of various animals. For more fun, have a mirror handy so kids can be delighted by their own transformations. (Board book. 2-4)"
Children can pretend to be many different animals by putting their faces up to the large die-cut hole at the center of this interactive board-book offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG FRANK, ARCHITECT by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A gentle plug for the MoMA, this exquisitely designed book would be an enticing prelude to a visit with a young child as well as an invitation to all readers to let their imaginations run wild. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A visit to a museum proves to be transformational for a cross-generational pair of architects. Read full book review >