Search Results: "Frank W. Dormer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SWORD IN THE STOVE by Frank W. Dormer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A joyful, silly tale for the adventurer, boy or girl, young or old: medieval mayhem at its best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two chefs solve one big mystery (albeit too late!) in this humorous spoof on the knight-and-dragon tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOCKSQUATCH by Frank W.  Dormer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Even though their appearances are brief, they express enough character to make young readers wish to hold them dear, and they are ready to give Socksquatch the socks off their feet in the kind of spontaneous generosity that all little monsters need to cultivate. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Socksquatch is a creature of few words—"Got sock?" nearly exhausts his vocabulary—but of commanding presence: hairy barrel of a body, with striped antlers coming out of his block head, and primitive, very primitive. Read full book review >

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CLICK! by Frank W. Dormer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A metafictive look at technology, with rhyming wordplay to boot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A dog is determined to catch a cat, but mysterious clicks keep interrupting (and changing) the chase. Read full book review >

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THE OBSTINATE PEN by Frank W.  Dormer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"Is the pen obstinate or obstreperous? A book as much fun to engage as it is simply to follow. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pen speaks the truth to a series of self-involved townsfolk in this pleasingly eccentric treat from Dormer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREFIGHTER DUCKIES! by Frank W. Dormer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Certainly not evocative of a real firefighter's job, but absurd situations will elicit storytime giggles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Three little ducks have a very dangerous—and silly—job to do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOS ARE FOREVER by Greg Trine
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Lighter-than-air superhero fun. (Adventure. 6-9)"
The wacky origin story of a fourth-grade girl superhero from the author of the Melvin Beederman, Superhero series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERSISTER by Beth Cadena
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Highly recommended for children with siblings on the way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An appealing bundle of energy and charm, Supersister is a girl prepared to do anything to help her mom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHIFTY BUSINESS by Greg Trine
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 2, 2013

"While there's no doubt that Jo Schmo will eventually bring Numb Skull to justice, there's enough hilarity and unexpectedness in the zany, quick jokes to keep readers guessing how. (Adventure. 6-9)"
Defending San Francisco is a busy job for fourth-grade girl superhero Jo Schmo, who faces a cunning villain in this third book in the series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNIVERSE OF FAIR by Leslie Bulion
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A cheerful and totally entertaining look at fairs, friendship and the value of family. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In 11 1/2-year-old Miller's town, the fair is the central event of the kid year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AGGIE GETS LOST by Lori Ries
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Anyone who has worried about the loss of a special friend will understand the feelings involved with great sympathy and empathy. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
In three short chapters filled with many short words, readers will recognize a child's trauma about a lost pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AGGIE THE BRAVE by Lori Ries
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2010

"A realistic—and gentle—story about a common occurrence for those lucky enough to have a pet. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Aggie, a small, young dog of indeterminate parentage, has an appointment to be spayed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD DOG, AGGIE by Lori Ries
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"While undisciplined, Aggie is one lovable pup; with a slight turn of her large head and a flip of her lopsided ears, she demonstrates why dogs are known as children's best friends. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Chaos erupts in the canine classroom when rambunctious Aggie attends obedience training. Read full book review >