Search Results: "Howard Fine"


BOOK REVIEW

DINOSOARING by Deb Lund
by Deb Lund, illustrated by Howard Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"Dinosaur fans, or anyone who enjoys horseplay on a humongous scale, will happily welcome back these gargantuan goofs. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Dinos take to the air in the latest joyride from the creators of Dinosailors (2003) and All Aboard the Dinotrain (2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BED HOGS by Kelly DiPucchio
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"A good start for the author and hilarious work from Fine. (Picture book. 5-7)"
DiPucchio debuts with a porcine variation on "Ten in the Bed," featuring a loud-mouthed piglet who manages to edge his five family members off the communal straw pile one by one: "I'm squished! / I'm squashed! / I'm buried in this heap! / You're hoggin' up my space in bed. / I'll never get to sleep!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROOM MATES by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Fans of Gritch's previous misadventures will scream—with laughter. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Gritch the Witch is understandably peeved when her saucy, bossy sister Mag the Hag flies in a day early for the upcoming Howliday party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOOM BROOM by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The book, like its predecessor, is silly, fun, and revved-up for reading aloud. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This fast-moving sequel to Piggie Pie! (1995) follows demanding, bunny-eating Gritch the witch as she (following a crash- landing on her broom) shops for new transport. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PIGGIE CHRISTMAS by Howard Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"But there will be snorts and chortles galore in this exuberant holiday offering. (Picture book. 6-9)"
If Marge Palatini's Piggie Pie (1995) and Zoom Broom (1998) made your stomach hurt from laughter, you may need medical attention after getting a gander at these porcine takes on five familiar Christmas songs from the same illustrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOARD THE DINOTRAIN by Deb Lund
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"This dinobook is definitely on the right track. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this hilarious new brouhaha, the prehistoric gang of Dinosailors (2003) return as train hoppers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZAK'S LUNCH by Margie Palantini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 1998

"The story is as thin and grating as Lou's voice, but the artfully skewed pictures have all the spill-on-your-lap fixin's of a two-fisted sandwich. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A standoff between Zak and his mother over what's for lunch forms the basis for another situation comedy from the collaborators behind Piggie Pie (1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACCOON TUNE by Nancy Shaw
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"This is perfect from start to finish and impossible to read only once. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Out we creep / While people sleep. / Soon we hope to find a heap / Of cheese and bread crumbs, / Piled deep / On codfish bones and beets." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEAMBOAT ANNIE AND THE THOUSAND-POUND CATFISH by Catherine Wright
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A showstopper. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Ill-tempered, big as a bus, and just not a music lover, Ernie the catfish comes down like a hammer on the tune-loving Ohio River town of Pleasant, chomping on Cherry's ferry, Tom Sawyer's raft, Doc's dock, and even the local church. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNORING BEAUTY by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Set this next to the similarly themed likes of Jane Yolen's Sleeping Ugly (1981) or Margie Palatini's Three Silly Billies (2005). (Picture book. 7-9)"
In this send-up of a familiar tale, a hard-of-hearing fairy manages to modify the crib-side curse so that instead of dying under the wheels of a pie wagon, the princess will turn into a sleeping dragon, who can only be awakened by a quince. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEWARE, TAKE CARE by Lilian Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A fun collection perfectly timed for Halloween. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Fine adds impish life to classic Moore poems from an assortment of earlier collections. Read full book review >