Search Results: "James Kochalka"


BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: June 25, 2008

"Johnny's debut is slender, even for the price, but he's a true crowd-pleaser: playful, clever and ever ready to forgive, forget or bellow out a BOO. (Graphic novel. 5-7)"
Kochalka dishes up a brief episode in comics-style panels, featuring two ghosts, a monster, melted ice cream and burping. Read full book review >

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DRAGON PUNCHER by James Kochalka
ANIMALS
Released: July 15, 2010

"Effervescently bizarre. (Graphic fiction. 6-10)"
Another quirky offering from the man behind the Johnny Boo series. Read full book review >

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SQUIRRELLY GRAY by James Kochalka
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"It's all a bit slight, but the shiny cover, simply drawn art and jaunty protagonist will draw readers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Here, alternative-comics-artist Kochalka looks to a younger audience with a mixed-format tale featuring a bored squirrel who has adventures once he turns his TV off. Read full book review >

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THE GLORKIAN WARRIOR AND THE MUSTACHE OF DESTINY by James Kochalka
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Every volume seems to ratchet up the wackiness; readers can only guess—but most likely without success—where subsequent volumes will take them. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
In this third offering, the three-eyed titular hero and his Super Backpack team with a gang of young aliens to fulfill the prophecy of one unusual dream. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY BOO AND THE MEAN LITTLE BOY by James Kochalka
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Closing with a jovial further discussion of Mean Little Boy's weeing habits, this entry should make as big a splash as the earlier episodes. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
Plenty of potty references and a bully who gets what he deserves thanks to a juicy "sneeze-boo" ensure chortles galore from the emergent-reader set for the ghostly Johnny's fourth appearance. Read full book review >

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THE GLORKIAN WARRIOR EATS ADVENTURE PIE by James Kochalka
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Kooky, bubble-gum fun. (Graphic science fiction/humor. 5-10)"
Silliness reigns supreme as the Glorkian Warrior finds himself on another goofy illustrated adventure that revolves around food and fart jokes. Read full book review >

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THE GLORKIAN WARRIOR DELIVERS A PIZZA by James Kochalka
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Vibrantly weird and wonderful. (Graphic science fiction/humor. 6-10)"
The Glorkian Warrior must leave his couch and face his heroic fate: to deliver a pepperoni pizza. Read full book review >

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JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >