Search Results: "Jeff Butterworth"


BOOK REVIEW

REX THE ROACH by Jeff Butterworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A polished showing with spare but well-integrated animated effects and several silly twists. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
In this simple interactive odyssey, a little robot cockroach learns to listen to his mum and to say "Please," after flushing himself down the toilet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALBERT THE BEAR by Nick Butterworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A child-friendly outing, as usual, and the product placement comes off more as a shared joke than a commercial ploy. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this brief, clever cautionary take on the dangers of judging by appearances, the arrival of a very downcast-looking bear in a toy shop prompts the other toys to put together a show, in an effort to cheer him up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Q POOTLE 5 by Nick Butterworth
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2001

"An unfolding, poster-sized party scene brings up the rear of this droll close encounter of the silly kind. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A burned-out rocket booster puts a kink in pudgy, green Q Pootle 5's plans to make it to his friend Z Pootle 6's birthday party on the Moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RESCUE PARTY by Nick Butterworth
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A cozy little story, distinguished by amiable illustrations and an entertaining foldout of the denouement, with a score of appealing creatures tugging, with varying effectiveness, on the long rope. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The picnic that Percy the park-keeper and his animal friends are enjoying is interrupted when a little rabbit falls into a deep, empty well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL TOGETHER NOW! by Nick Butterworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Butterworth (The Rescue Party, 1993, etc.) employs good cheer in drawings that make the whole venture extremely user-friendly. (Picture book. 1-5)"
A smiling boy, dressed in a green T-shirt, jeans, and socks that are about to fall off his feet, wants to have a picnic, but his six little friendsWhitey, the bear; George, the monkey; Hippo; Croc; Millie, the elephant; and Wilson, the giraffeare hiding from him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAITING FOR RAIN by Dan Butterworth
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"A fine and moving work."
The biography of an ordinary man, a farmer named Archie Clare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DID MY CLOTHES COME FROM? by Chris Butterworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"This engaging account will wear well in any collection. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Using a pair of energetic children as models, Butterworth describes the making of the clothes they wear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A VISIT TO THE BIG HOUSE by Oliver Butterworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Avishai's soberly realistic drawings are warm and sympathetic. (Fiction/Young Reader. 7-10)"
Rose (7) and Willie (5) are apprehensive: Dad has been in prison for a month, and Mom is taking them to see him for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEA HORSE by Chris Butterworth
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"An absorbing look at these unusual fish, though assignment-driven readers may prefer one of the introductions illustrated with photos, such as Twig C. George's Seahorses (2003). (closing note, rudimentary index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Superimposing vinyl-cut figures over wood-grain patterns and using a palette of greens and muted, orangey reds, Lawrence creates a private watery world through which small seahorses glide inconspicuously. Read full book review >

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DON'T LOOK DOWN
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Edge of Everything (Untitled #1) by Jeff Giles

Cover Story: Bring an Extinguisher
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Paranormal Boy Meets Girl
Bonus Factor: Bounty Hunter From Hell
Factor: Series Starter
Anti-Bonus Factor: Instalove
Relationship Status: I’ll Be Back


Cover Story: Bring an Extinguisher

Is that snow on fire? Something tells me this ...


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JEFF GUINN
by Gregory McNamee

“Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.” We hear the admonition all the time, are constantly treated to the spectacle of one political pundit—or would-be pundit, anyway—accusing another of downing the fruity beverage as shorthand for uncritically following some party line or another.

But where does the expression come from? Those who were around a little shy of 40 years ago should ...


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