Search Results: "Joan Holub"


BOOK REVIEW

KNUCKLEHEADS by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Original and entertaining. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What is the sound of one hand clapping? Read full book review >

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PLEASE SHARE, APHRODITE! by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A gimmicky use of the Greek myths that falls flat. (Board book. 3-5)"
This entry in the Mini Myths series is meant to encourage sharing through the Greek myth of Aphrodite. Read full book review >

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MAKE A WISH, MIDAS! by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Give babies Mother Goose; leave mythology for later. (Board book. 1-3)"
Like his Greek god namesake with the golden touch, toddler Midas loves yellow. Read full book review >

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ITTY BITTY KITTY by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"Even the most avid cat lovers may feel like giving this a miss. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Itty Bitty is one large kitty. Read full book review >

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BE PATIENT, PANDORA! by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Parents expecting to introduce tots to classic myths will be disappointed, but the life lessons the source material inspires are spot-on. (Board book. 2-4)"
Pandora, a curious, modern-day tyke, is forbidden by her mother to open a certain box in this tale loosely based on the Greek myth. Read full book review >

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ZERO THE HERO by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"A hero and some villains and good winning over evil (oh, and all that educational stuff, too), all wrapped in humor and tied with a comic bow—what could be better? (Picture book. 7-12)"
The counting numbers get their comeuppance in the havoc that breaks out after they fail to believe in Zero's heroic powers. Read full book review >

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DIG, SCOOP, KA-BOOM! by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"An early-reader book to build on. (Early reader. 4-6)"
An accessible, rhyming text drives this story-with-a-twist about a construction site, inviting new readers to hone their emerging skills. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED WRITING by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Every writers' group should start with this story. (Picture book. 7 & up)"
Exploding with puns, wordplay and the irrepressible desire to re-imagine "Little Red Riding Hood" one more time, Holub and Sweet bring forth some actual useful writing advice—that's not just for beginners. Read full book review >

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THE KNIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"These knights know how to keep the castle safe and the readers entertained. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three young knights defend their castle from "a red-and-white knight and eight dragons. Oh dear!" Read full book review >

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BRUSH YOUR HAIR, MEDUSA! by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"While the mini-myth concept falls flat, this is a lighthearted look at the conflict between grown-ups and strong-willed tots with their own agendas. (Board book. 2-5)"
This selection in the Mini Myths series introduces a little girl named Medusa, whose hair—while it may not be made of poisonous snakes—does seem to have a life of its own. Read full book review >

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MIGHTY DADS by Joan Holub
by Joan Holub, illustrated by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Sure to enjoy commercial success thanks to the marquee talent, this effort will result in more disappointment than enjoyment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Big-daddy and little-kid trucks of all kinds are busy at work on a construction site. Read full book review >