Search Results: "J. Otto Seibold"


BOOK REVIEW

LOST SLOTH by J. Otto Seibold
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"Another clever, quirky outing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A free shopping spree turns into a race against time—never a happy idea when you're a sloth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 1992

"A disciplined, lucid view of ordinary soldiers in a bewildering and demoralizing war."
The record of a Marine battalion in Vietnam, 1964-69, by a former infantry captain. Read full book review >

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THE FUCHSIA IS NOW by J.otto Seibold
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Pre-readers may enjoy the story, but the punning title promises clever developments that never materialize. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Seibold gives a child a set of more or less imaginary playmates in this twee, quirky episode. Read full book review >

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ALICE IN POP-UP WONDERLAND by J.otto Seibold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"This is an enjoyable, though—if compared to the Sabuda (above)—ephemeral romp. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Seibold's zany re-envisioning of Lewis Carroll's classic story is not for purists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Sparkles on the cover; chuckles (despite some lame rhyming) throughout. (Fractured nursery rhymes. 7-9)"
"Little boy blue / come blow your tuba. / The sheep are in Venice, / and the cow's in Aruba." Read full book review >

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SEAMORE, THE VERY FORGETFUL PORPOISE by Darcie Edgemon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"The matter-of-fact storyline is picked out with clever corniness, while the illustrations bring touches of tropical color to the otherwise soft-hued canvases as they pump every ounce of drollery out of the text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Take a sweet and innocent story, twist it with a little surrealism, unleash Seibold's Never-Never-Land artwork upon it and—say presto!—you will have a celebration of the passing strange that refuses to grow old. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIND YOUR MANNERS, B.B. WOLF by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Big bad wolves can learn new tricks.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
Veteran storyteller Sierra takes a refreshingly oblique approach to promoting polite behavior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VAMPIRE ARCHIVES by Otto Penzler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"We're on the edge of our seats."
"Rubbish, Watson, rubbish! What have we to do with walking corpses who can only be held in their grave by stakes driven through their hearts? Read full book review >

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PENGUIN DREAMS by J.otto Seibold
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The amusing images are the rounded, metallic-looking forms that characterize these collaborators' previous books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Seibold and Walsh (Olive, the Other Reindeer, 1997, etc.) don't provide much for readers to hold on to in the thick glossy pages of this oddly imagined, computer-generated tale of few words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREE LUNCH by J.otto Seibold
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"As for the illustrations, chances are that readers won't confuse them with anyone else's work. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Seibold and Walsh (Monkey Business, 1995, etc.) bring back their heroic white dog, Mr. Lunch, who learns that the new owner of the bird seed company he patronizes has started to substitute rocks for seeds. Read full book review >