Search Results: "Jack Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MISADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE by Tom Lathrop
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2012

"Cramped page design aside, an appealing first exposure for younger readers that highlights the story's comedy over its satire and sentiment. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An abbreviated version of the best-ever cautionary tale about the hazards of reading too much (among other things), played for laughs and matched to comical caricatures for illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GULF by Jack E. Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2017

"An elegant narrative braced by a fierce, sobering environmental conviction."
A sweeping environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico that duly considers the ravages of nature and man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOULD I EVER LIE TO YOU? by Caralyn Buehner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp2006, this offers just deserts for pranksters everywhere. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A young narrator afflicted by an older relative with a fondness for playing head games finally exacts sweet revenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANZA by Jill Esbaum
by Jill Esbaum, illustrated by Jack E. Davis
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Young writers and poets may well enjoy watching Stanza's creative process, however, and might even be inspired to write poems of their own. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What's a dog to do when his talent is decidedly un-canine, especially when his brothers, Dirge and Fresco, are bullies of the highest degree? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"From endpages showing cast and crew prepping backstage to the final-page bow, this rollicking, rib-tickling, rhythmic rendition of a favorite tale will provide a gleeful read-aloud and sing-along. (CD recording of author's live performance) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this hilarious sequel, Sue, Bartholomew Koala, Sydney Wombat, Winifred Wallaby, Percy Platypus, Melbourne Sheep and Neville, the Tasmanian Devil star in their local Aussie production of "The Runaway Pancake." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER GOOSE by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"But it's a fiendishly good time for everyone else. (Poetry. 8-11)"
In "monstrous" revisions of some traditional Mother Goose rhymes, Sierra plays to an audience of modern youngsters who adore ghouls and gore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON SCOPE by Jack  Coughlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 2014

"The outcome is never in doubt, but Coughlin and Davis keep things moving with suspenseful sniper scenes and a little graphic violence, including a truly grisly death by flaying."
U.S. Marine sniper Kyle Swanson saves the world from terrorism once again in the seventh fast-moving installment of Coughlin's (Time to Kill, 2013, etc.) Sniper series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUTTING THE MONKEYS TO BED by Gennifer Choldenko
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"With bedtime-story shelves bursting, this is one that can be set aside. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Those monkeys just don't want to sleep! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YO-YO MAN by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Even without the fantasy elements that underpin Pinkwater and Davis's previous collaboration, Picture of Morty & Ray (2003), this will be a crowd pleaser. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child gets past his fear of both a bully and a teacher in this triumphant playground memoir, to which Davis contributes a set of typically over-the-top illustrations featuring crowds of broad-faced, pop-eyed, stubby-limbed figures with exaggerated hair and expressions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNION BURT by Marsha Hayles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"A bouncy rib-tickler, best for preschoolers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There's no lack of advice for this poor little boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST A MINUTE by Bonny Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Johnny's experience will have children, and their parents, nodding in recognition. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Becker taps into a universal experience with this sympathetic look at a child left to wait just a minute while Mom runs a quick side errand. Read full book review >