Search Results: "Jarrett J. Krosoczka"


BOOK REVIEW

LUNCH LADY AND THE AUTHOR VISIT VENDETTA by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 22, 2009

"Although not particularly substantial, this is another helping of hijinks for Lunch Lady fans. (Graphic novel. 7-10)"
Lunch Lady and Betty serve up another action-filled adventure in the third installment of the Lunch Lady series. Read full book review >

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GIDDY UP, COWGIRL by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Ride 'em, cowgirls! (Picture book. 3-5)"

BOOK REVIEW

ANNIE WAS WARNED by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2003

"Young audiences will shiver with pleasure. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Glow-in-the-dark display type on the cover really sets the mood for this Halloween ramble. Read full book review >

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BUBBLE BATH PIRATES! by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Bathing rituals are never hurt by a dose of invention, though this could well be a one-time exchange: a good idea that kids will want to throw their own twist upon. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Krosoczka, who's had such fun with Good Night, Monkey Boy! (2001) and Baghead (2002), conducts readers through a piratical bath time in what might be considered a bathing primer for the very young. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT, MONKEY BOY by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 12, 2001

"Despite the up-tempo delivery, Krosoczka'a story can be read as a bedtime tale—if not exactly a lullaby—for the voluptuous colors and the quilt-deep qualities of the full-bleed, double-paged spreads work like a hearty meal on the wakefulness of young readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
You'll know the type, and here he is especially winning: a little boy who knows all the tricks to prolong the act of going to bed. Read full book review >

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LAST PANDA STANDING by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"In the end, readers may wish the book were a little more exciting and a little less genteel. (Mystery. 8-12)"
You don't need a gun in Kalamazoo City. Read full book review >

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THE FROG WHO CROAKED by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Juvenile fans of Dragnet or Law & Order: SVU might look forward to Book 2; few others will. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Who's flooding Kalamazoo City with synthetic fish? The Platypus Police Squad is on the case! Read full book review >

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MY BUDDY, SLUG by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Not the most constructive of resolutions, but young readers on the outs with friends might be encouraged to bridge the gap from this simply told episode. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A simplistic but possibly useful tale about mending rifts, illustrated primarily in bright oranges and greens, featuring an everylad with a blabbermouth best bud who looks like a glowing orange Jabba the Hut. Read full book review >

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NAPTASTROPHE! by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"The only truly distinctive twist on this oft-told tale is the title, but humorously naming a meltdown just may make it palatable enough (for parent and child alike). (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little bunny proves she doesn't always know best when it comes to naptime. Read full book review >

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IT'S TOUGH TO LOSE YOUR BALLOON by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A feel-good book to turn to when helping a young child cope with the everyday setbacks life brings his or her way. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A series of short vignettes shows how kids can make the most out of a bad situation when they look at life with a positive attitude. Read full book review >

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THE OSTRICH CONSPIRACY by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Retailers won't need to stock up on sunglasses or platypus dolls, but readers will keep turning pages up to the last chapter, and quite a few of them will be ready, immediately, for the next volume. (Mystery. 8-12)"
This book isn't nearly as odd as it sounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUNCH LADY AND THE CYBORG SUBSTITUTE by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2009

"Publishes simultaneously with Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians (ISBN: 978-0-375-94684-4; paper 978-0-375-84684-7). (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
Punk Farm creator Krosoczka breaks out of picture books with this agreeably silly graphic novel for young readers. Read full book review >