Search Results: "Jack E. Davis"


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 >

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E by Matt Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Your career may depend on it."
Subject: Fab debut of former London adman, making a bugger-all brilliant update on the epistolary novel by having it largely in e-mail thrashing about on the office network and focusing on London's Miller Shanks ad agency striving to land the Coke account. Read full book review >

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I AM THE DOG by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A very snug collaboration; must have been the homework that tipped it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This amiable and impressive walk for Pinkwater breezily showcases his skill as a comic storyteller and how that skill is a smooth handoff to an illustrator. Read full book review >

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WE’RE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT by Zachary Shapiro
ABC BOOKS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Noah's Ark stories are as plentiful as starfish in the sea, but this offering from a first-time author has something new to say: Cooperation and support in tough times can keep a boatload of buddies afloat. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
The animals pile into the Ark, two by two, bringing along their umbrellas, rain hats and take-out pizza for the journey. Read full book review >

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MOOSE TRACKS! by Karma Wilson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Neat freaks and most parents will be eager to share this breezy outing with the slobs in their lives. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Overlaid with hoofprints, but also filled floor to ceiling with clutter and bric-a-brac, Davis's full-bleed domestic scenes furnish a backdrop to an unseen narrator's mystified rhyme, as an array of wildlife looks on: "There are wood chips in my guest bed, / but a beaver spent the night. / He got hungry, and the bedpost / looked so good, he took a bite. / Wood chips, I remember. / But who left all these moose tracks?" 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

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

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

SWEET TOOTH by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Readers fond of the wordplay and anatomical humor of Richard Egielski's Buz (1995) will bite happily. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The creators of Bedhead (2000) score again with this uproarious tale of a lad beleaguered by a aggressive sweet tooth with an attitude that's anything but sweet. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDHEAD by Margie Palatini
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

Bell hooks may be Happy to Be Nappy (1999), but young Oliver's glimpse of his morning hair—"going up. Read full book review >

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DIRTY JOE THE PIRATE by Bill Harley
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Clever rhyming, plus illustrations filled with colorfully clad pirates and soiled laundry hoist the audience appeal here to the tiptop of the mast. (Picture book. 5-9)"