Search Results: "James Proimos"


BOOK REVIEW

WADDLE! WADDLE! by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2015

"Friendship on the ice: fraught with danger but funny and fulfilling in the end. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's a face-off on the ice for a trio of performing penguins and a large, hungry, white seal. Read full book review >

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MUTTON SOUP by James Proimos
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Think Ricky Ricotta, without the violence. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
This sheep-in-everyboy's-clothing returns for a third set of edifying neighborhood encounters: with archrival Mandy Dinkus in a closet (it's complicated); manners coach Ms. Bottoms; a roller coaster; and the really old, but surprisingly un-scary Stagglemyers. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA VON PLEASANTSQUIRREL by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Illustrated with simple cartoons in yellow, purple and gray, this tongue-in-cheek mini-epic will have parents and younger fans of Proimos' offbeat Johnny Mutton tales snickering. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a certain children's classic about a "silly boy with no social graces" who becomes king of the Wild Things, snotty young Patricia decides to leave home in search of the princessdom she is sure that she deserves. Read full book review >

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COWBOY BOY by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Tucking plenty of cartoony drawings of characters with radical 'dos and severe overbites into his easy-reading text, the author dishes up a daffy, painless lesson, and leaves his young buckaroo poised for further exploits. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Tackling the ever-popular Bully Problem, Proimos sends a freshly minted sixth-grader up against not only an eighth-grader of whom even the Principal's wary, but the tough clique sitting at the back of the school bus to boot. Read full book review >

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THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY MUTTON by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Fifteen graphic stories collected in one tight package for a new generation of fans. (Graphic collection. 6-10)"
Johnny Mutton, he's so him! Read full book review >

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PAULIE PASTRAMI ACHIEVES WORLD PEACE by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Among the many heavy-handed message books about peace, Paulie shines. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Paulie Pastrami's socks don't match. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY MUTTON, HE’S SO HIM! by James Proimos
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Done in brightly colored comic-strip art that in style resembles Matt Groening's, and told almost entirely in dialogue balloons, these hip, nonviolent episodes will draw young fans of the slightly off-kilter. (Easy reader. 7-9)"
The mischievous but generous-hearted sheep raised as a boy, introduced in The Many Adventures of Johnny Mutton (2001), steps up for five more exploits, if that's the word. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

Proimos's (The Many Adventures of Johnny Mutton, not reviewed, etc.) poetry packs a wacky punch. Read full book review >

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APOCALYPSE BOW WOW by James Proimos III
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Like Godot, this book is both comic and perplexing. Readers with an absurdist sensibility will appreciate the slow pacing. Other children may get tired of waiting. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
It would be wrong to say that this book is Waiting for Godot with dogs, despite superficial similarities.Read full book review >

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THE DAY THE DOG DRESSED LIKE DAD by Tom Amico
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Good for a giggle, but not much more. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Dad goes out of town on business, the dog takes over. Read full book review >

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THE BEST BIKE RIDE EVER by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A fun-filled take on a familiar childhood milestone. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Bonnie O'Boy's dream comes true when she gets a bike and then must learn an important part of riding it: how to stop. Read full book review >

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TODD’S TV by James Proimos
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2010

"Todd's emotional detachment makes a nice change from other alarmist tales of boob-tube slavery, but it doesn't make the book any less preachy. (Picture book. Parents)"
Subtle as a falling safe, Proimos drops a pair of particularly clueless parents on a boy who's anything but a passive victim. Read full book review >