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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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 >

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KNUCKLE AND POTTY DESTROY HAPPY WORLD by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"A knee-slapper for recent early-reader grads who like their metafiction on the droll side. (Graphic fiction. 7-9)"
Two cutesy-poo picture-book characters seek (and find) a way to toughen up their images. Read full book review >

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JOE'S WISH by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Their wishes are granted in this astonishing blend of Mad-magazine illustration and sturdy, unshakable sentiment. (Picture book. 4-12)"
This first effort from Proimos delivers a surprise. 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 >