Search Results: "Joe Rhatigan"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Future journalists, go forth. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-14)"
An upbeat guide that encourages young people to meet all sorts of community folks. Read full book review >

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INVENTIONS THAT COULD HAVE CHANGED THE WORLD...BUT DIDN'T! by Joe Rhatigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Casual browsers will come away mightily amused; would-be inventors will find here fresh inspiration, as well as encouragement to give their own wildest ideas a try. (resource list, subject and inventor indexes) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
From "Smell-O-Vision" to a motorized pogo stick and an edible smartphone case, this romp through Patent Office records is a hilarious tribute to misapplied ingenuity. Read full book review >

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OUCH! by Joe Rhatigan
by Joe Rhatigan, illustrated by Anthony Owsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A generally attractive and entertaining medical reference that will appeal to inquiring minds. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
A compendium of low-key medical information for the upper grade school set. Read full book review >

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Pretty, though as condensations go, less Wonder-full than Robert Sabuda's pop-up Alice (2003) or the digital Alicewinks (2013). (Picture book. 5-8)"
A much-abridged version of the classic's first five chapters, dressed up with large and properly surreal illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE HOUSE KIDS by Joe Rhatigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"An inviting collection of insightful, interesting and often wacky and weird facts and stories about U.S. presidents and their families. (appendices, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A fascinating and entertaining insider's intimate view of the White House through the eyes of 70 children and grandchildren of our commanders in chief. Read full book review >

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HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE by Joe Rhatigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A jumping-off point for educators to encourage children to think beyond the original text. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A continuation of the classic nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle." The dish and the spoon have run away, so what happens next? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Good fun, if less grist for young would-be Edisons than the earlier outing. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
The author of Inventions That Could Have Changed the World but Didn't (2015) mocks, or occasionally tips his hat to, a further set of outlandish contraptions. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2005

"Recommended with reservations. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Here are experiments one hopes children will practice at someone else's house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 30, 2016

"A bland if pretty treatment for adults who feel their children are not ready for the original. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Paired to creamy, surreal illustrations, an abbreviated and retold account of Alice's sojourn from her encounter with the Cheshire Cat on in this sequel to Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole (2015). Read full book review >

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WHERE ARE YOU, LITTLE FROG? by Kayleigh Rhatigan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

Can the frog (and the reader) deduce its location by the immediate surroundings? 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 >