Search Results: "Jimmy Pickering"


BOOK REVIEW

SKELLY & FEMUR by Jimmy Pickering
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Kids may enjoy the baroque illustrations of this peculiar undead family, but they're unlikely to ask for it more than once. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Skelly the skeleton girl, of the eponymous 2007 book, has lost her buttons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKELLY THE SKELETON GIRL by Jimmy Pickering
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Reminiscent of the works of Tim Burton, this gothic treat is perfect for those who like to be scared—just a tiny bit. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Skelly is a little skeleton girl who lives in a spooky house high on a hill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"Taken individually the poems are pleasantly ghoulish—but all in all, this is Prelutsky in an uncharacteristically dark vein. (Picture book/poetry. 8-11)"
The planets circling distant suns should definitely be avoided, according to these cautionary verses and eerie illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALLOWEEN NIGHT by Elizabeth Hatch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"Hatch's tale of Halloween shenanigans makes a nice addition to the seasonal book shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For her debut, Hatch weaves a comical tale of Halloween delight with "The House That Jack Built" overtones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLOOP JOHN B by Alan Jardine
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A CD of Jardine singing this version is included, but it's as boring as the rest of this package. (Picture book. 4-7)"
There have been a number of quite nifty picture books made of pop or folk songs, but this is not one of them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHIVERY SHADES OF HALLOWEEN by Mary McKenna Siddals
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A bright new addition to the Halloween shelves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anyone who thought the colors of Halloween were limited to orange and black is obviously mistaken. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY STEWART by Roy Pickard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 1993

"Slim pickings on a tasty bird. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Largely scissors-and-paste celebio of Stewart, spiced with two interviews that Pickard, a British film scholar, conducted with the actor over the years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY BUFFETT by Ryan White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"A feel-good biography for Parrotheads; others may want to pass."
The Mayor of Margaritaville gets mythic treatment in an adoring chronicle that looks back at his decadeslong career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY BLUEFEATHER by Kim Heacox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Old Keb understands it 'used to be hard to live and easy to die. Not anymore.'"
Part quest, part rebirth, Heacox's debut novel spins a story of Alaska's Tlingit people and the land, an old man dying, and a young man learning to live. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY CARTER by Julian E. Zelizer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"In just 150 pages, Zelizer manages to effectively analyze how Carter's personality has led him to both failure and success."
Zelizer (History and Public Affairs/Princeton Univ.; Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security—From World War II to the War on Terrorism, 2009, etc.) insightfully examines the 39th president. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATCHING JIMMY by Nancy Hartry
FICTION
Released: April 14, 2009

"As Carolyn encounters one nearly overwhelming challenge after another, they will find her ultimately optimistic tale impossible to put down. (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
Almost-12-year-old Carolyn holds a terrible secret. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY CORRIGAN by Chris Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"Everything here boggles: the artfully conceived foldout dust-jacket, the cryptically word-burdened endpapers, and, most of all, the story itself: a graphic narrative that deserves a place beside the best novels of the year."
The comics world has amply rewarded Ware for his amazingly innovative work—he's won numerous prizes for his Acme Novelty Library, a combination of complex narratives about mice, a trove of visually arcane inventions (diagrammed with Rube Goldberg-like precision), and plenty of eye-straining text: a graphic self-effacement that echoes the creepy despair of Ware's main creation, Jimmy Corrigan. Read full book review >