Search Results: "Frank Remkiewicz"


BOOK REVIEW

FROGGY GETS A DOGGY by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"Die-hard Froggy fans may enjoy his latest small adventure, but this doesn't offer anything new in the crowded let's-get-a-dog pack. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Froggy returns for another minor adventure in his well-documented life with this 23rd outing. Read full book review >

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FROGGY'S WORST PLAYDATE by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Not the most smoothly transitioned of Froggy fare, but endearing nevertheless. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Fans expect a flop flop flop in every Froggy adventure, but in this latest work, Froggy's emotions flip-flop more than his webbed feet ever do. Read full book review >

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FROGGY'S BIRTHDAY WISH by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Predictable fare to be sure, but series fans will likely follow Froggy wherever he goes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In his 24th adventure, Froggy finally celebrates a birthday. Read full book review >

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JOE AND SPARKY GO TO SCHOOL by Jamie Michalak
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Onward Joe and Sparky! (Early reader. 6-8)"
It's not Mary's little lamb, but Joe the giraffe and Sparky the turtle who go to school one day in this third installment of Michalak and Remkiewicz's early-reader series. Read full book review >

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PIGGY AND DAD GO FISHING by David Martin
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Good thing his favorite meal is that sandwich. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Catch-and-release fishing takes its next logical step in this story of youthful sympathy. Read full book review >

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FROGGY GOES TO BED by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2000

"It's a jolly take on a theme as evergreen as the characters, though unlike Peggy Rathmann's 10 Minutes Till Bedtime (1998), it may give Froggy's younger fans some new bedtime maneuvers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The effervescent Froggy is up to usual tricks in his eighth appearance (Froggy Plays Soccer, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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FROGGY EATS OUT by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Froggy, though you may not want to take him home. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The latest Froggy from London is as much fun as its predecessors to read aloud, with all its zips, zwits, and zoops. Read full book review >

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FIONA RAPS IT UP by Frank Remkiewicz
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Kids will love this book. (Picture book. 4+)"
A story brimming with mimicry and mockery about Fiona, a flamingo who misses ``an important left turn'' and is separated from the flock; she lands on a banana boat whose captain has a flair for hip-hop: ``Well, crash my boat/and make me nervous!/I'm the Rappin' Cap'n/at your service.'' As she leaves the boat with the egg she has just laid, Fiona starts rapping herself, and she doesn't stop until she has walked all the way to Bolivia, passing different dangerous animals on the way. Read full book review >

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GUS MAKES A GIFT by Frank Remkiewicz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This may not have the laugh-out-loud humor or silly sweetness found in many titles of this kind, but Gus has great appeal, and the story provides just the right level of challenges for those just beginning to read. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Should Fly Guy, Elephant and Piggie, Biscuit and Puppy Mudge make room in the growing field of very beginning readers for Gus? Maybe… Read full book review >

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GREEDYANNA by Frank Remkiewicz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 1992

"This slight tale is not as funny as it hopes to be, but the text's poker-faced exaggeration and the cheerful cartoony illustrations will strike a familiar chord in many families. (Picture book. 3- 7)"
A cautionary tall tale: Eddie's little sister is going through what her parents hopefully term ``a phase'' whose key word is ``Mine!'' While her family patiently waits it out, Anna monopolizes the food (except for lima beans), the house (the others move to the garage), and the family car (she rides while they push). Read full book review >

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JOE AND SPARKY, SUPERSTARS! by Jamie Michalak
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2011

"Like the Hokey Pokey, that's what it is all about. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Joe the Giraffe is always ready for a new adventure, especially if he can convince his subdued turtle-buddy Sparky to join him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JOY BOYS by Betsy Byars
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"The plots will be somewhat obvious, however, even to very new readers; obvious, that is, except in the few instances when only a careful look at the illustrations makes events comprehendible. (Fiction. 5-8)"
This First Choice Chapter Book features four episodes about the brothers Joy, Harry and J.J., with amiable full-color illustrations on every page. Read full book review >