Search Results: "George Booth"


BOOK REVIEW

STARLIGHT GOES TO TOWN by Harry Allard
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"Consider it a poke at the flock of more optimistic tales of barnyard dreams, like Robert Kinerk's Clorinda (2003), illustrated by Steven Kellogg, or Mary Jane and Herm Auch's Beauty and the Beaks (2007). (Picture book. 6-8, adult)"
Allard resurfaces after 17 years with a surreal tale of a chicken who dreams of becoming a high-fashion model but ends up taking what she can get. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT MY TURN TO LOOK FOR GRANDMA! by April Halprin Wayland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"Read it out loud. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This down-home tale of the oddball antics of a granny is a perfect fit for Booth's distinctive illustrations. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 20, 2010

"Booth's tiny ink drawings busy up the pages with occasionally funny images, but they can't keep this one-joke scenario from being about 128 pages too long. (Humor. 7-11)"
A pun-filled week goes on about four-and-a-half days too long. Read full book review >

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THE BALLYMARA FLOOD by Chad Stuart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Booth's patently demented creatures—human and beast—provide a match made in Ireland for the text, and elevate it to high good humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the Irish town of Ballymara, a young boy takes a bath. Read full book review >

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I DIDN'T ASK TO BE BORN (BUT I'M GLAD I WAS) by Bill Cosby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"For fans, a small Philly cheesesteak, nonchalant as youth itself, by a comic master."
The Cos again waxes funny on the commonplace happenings of life as we may know it. Read full book review >

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WHO INVITED YOU? by Candace Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Pair this with Nancy Van Laan's Possum Come a-Knockin' (1990) and April Wayland's It's Not My Turn to Look for Grandma (1995) for an all-Booth extravaganza. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rollicking counting fun takes place in a swamp like no other. Read full book review >

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NEVER TEASE A WEASEL by Jean Conder Soule
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 2007

"Not every re-illustrated reissue is an improvement, but here's an exception. (Picture book. 6-8)"
New illustrations add a visual zip to this bit of verbal tomfoolery that was missing from the 1964 original. Read full book review >

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NIT-PICKIN’ by Nancy van Laan
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

"Miriam Moss's Scritch Scratch (2001) has already been picked out. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Though perhaps not particularly amusing to children (or their parents) who have actually battled the little scalp-suckers, this bouncy-jouncy plaint at least attempts to put a comical spin on the experience. Read full book review >

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SOUL STEALER by Martin Booth
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"The parts may not add up, but some of them are memorable enough to keep reader interest in the series going. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
This sequel to Doctor Illuminatus (2004) is likewise shaky on internal logic, but rich in thoroughly researched alchemical lore and icky set pieces. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR ILLUMINATUS by Martin Booth
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

Booth draws heavily on old alchemical texts, herb lore, and lurid accounts of witchly deeds for this chiller, but neglects to link it all with a coherent story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"As pretentious as it is outlandish, but at least authentically mind-boggling."
An encyclopedic, lavishly illustrated attempt to discern an alternative-belief system in the broad diversity of ancient paganism and mystical offshoots of the major faiths. Read full book review >