Search Results: "Joe Devito"


BOOK REVIEW

KONG by Joe Devito
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 4, 2012

"A pulp-tastic production, though the abrupt cutoff won't make the creators any friends. (iPad e-book app. 11-13)"
Positively awash in high melodrama, this digital version of an "authorized" sequel takes readers back to Skull Island for a flashback to Kong's early years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERIAN C. COOPER’S KING KONG by Joe Devito
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"In terms of pushing the story along and getting Kong atop the Empire State Building, DeVito and Strickland get the job done. But whether today's readers will appreciate their faithful effort is another question."
A just-passable pulpy novel based on Meriam C. Cooper's tale King Kong, immortalized in a 1933 film, from DeVito and Strickland (Kong: King of Skull Island, 2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE I WANT TO BE by Cara DeVito
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"The plot meanders a mite, but it's an enjoyable wander, through territory too often given over to clichÇs. (Fiction. 12+)"
Sassy and restless, Kristie drives her half- brothers/guardians Kyle and Derrin nearly crazy with attention- grabbing stunts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2012

"Just like Times Square itself, the pages are filled to the brim. (sources) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An unexpected history of a very famous intersection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SWING by Joe Cepeda
by Joe Cepeda, illustrated by Joe Cepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Engaging fantasy with bright watercolor illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Josey finds a virtual treasure trove, in a very unusual way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOBY AND THE ICE GIANTS by Joe Lillington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A skimpy alternative to Adrian Lister and Martin Ursell's Ice Age Tracker's Guide (2010). (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
A small bison meets some ice age megafauna in this prehistoric ramble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY CROCODILE DOES NOT BITE by Joe Kulka
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"An amusing twist that will make readers wonder about the meaning of a really well-trained crocodile. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Cindy Lou and her miniature poodle Fifi become just desserts at the school pet show. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIDGET FIDGET AND THE MOST PERFECT PET!  by Joe Berger
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Familiar waters, sure, but it's the rare child who doesn't dream of having his or her very own Thunderhooves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bridget Fidget desperately wants a pet unicorn to name Thunderhooves, so when a giant box arrives downstairs marked "Fragile" (or, as she imagines, "Here's your new pet!") she dives right in, spreading Styrofoam pellets ("snow") all over the house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UP by Joe Cepeda
by Joe Cepeda, illustrated by Joe Cepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"An accessible and imaginative title for emergent readers just learning to decode and understand the written word. (Early reader. 3-7)"
One gusty fall morning, a surprise blows through an open window into the bedroom of two sleeping children, both with dark hair and light-brown skin. It's a pinwheel! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BELLY BOOK by Joe Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"Emergent readers aren't likely to change their eating habits, but they'll get the point, and also enjoy the menagerie of midriffs. (Easy reader. 4-6)"
"Everybody has a belly. / Babies have them. / So do pops. / So do firemen. / So do cops." Read full book review >