Search Results: "Jonny Duddle"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PIRATE CRUNCHER by Jonny Duddle
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"THERE'S ALSO A MONSTER, OR SO THEY SAY'), but the visual treasure begins on the endpapers, and young lubbers of every stripe will happily climb aboard his lavish, high-style, picture-book debut. (Picture book. 7-9)"

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GIGANTOSAURUS by Jonny Duddle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A delight for dinosaur devotees, with a rhyming text and repetitive structure that will make it a storytime winner as well. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A variation on "The boy who cried wolf," set well before Aesop existed—or, for that matter, boys and wolves. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF SPACE by Jonny Duddle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"With a hero so devoid of sympathy, this story sinks despite the buoyancy of its splendid illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sick of his status as an intergalactic dung-shoveler, a young boy makes plans to become the King of Space. Read full book review >

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THE JOLLEY-ROGERS AND THE GHOSTLY GALLEON by Jonny Duddle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A pleaser for young swashbucklers. (glossary) (Fantasy. 8-10)"
It's living pirates vs. the other sort when ghost buccaneers repeatedly ransack the town of Dull-on-Sea. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATES NEXT DOOR by Jonny Duddle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Veiled in humor, but hard not to read as a parable that tweaks narrow minds and parochial attitudes. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A newly moved-in family with a different lifestyle gets a hostile reception from the oh-so-respectable neighbors. Read full book review >

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MOST WANTED by Kate Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Bean will cheer Marcus's solution. (Historical fiction. 8-10)"
Thompson uses the time of the Roman Empire as the setting for another horse story for younger readers (Highway Robbery, 2009). Read full book review >

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THE BILLIONAIRE’S CURSE by Richard Newsome
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Still, there's no letup in the pacing, and all the tried-and-true mystery elements add up to an Anthony Horowitz-style romp. (Adventure. 11-14)"
Gerald, a seemingly ordinary Sydney teenager, rises to the occasion when a previously unmet great-aunt in England leaves him 20 billion pounds and a note asking him to find her murderer. Read full book review >

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DUDDLE PUCK by Karma Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Encouragement for all who waddle to the beat of a different drummer. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A newly arrived duck who would rather oink, neigh, and even belt out "HIP-HIP HOORAY!" than quack has all the farmyard's residents aflutter. Read full book review >

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WE GIVE A SQUID A WEDGIE by C. Alexander London
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2013

"High-seas hijinks with more laughs (and groans and squids) than adventure. (Humor. 9-12)"
Celia and Oliver are beginning to wonder if destiny will ever stop lobbing accidental adventures their way. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTROUS BOOK OF MONSTERS by Libby Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A giant googly eye embedded in a bite-marked cover beckons invitingly to stronger-stomached monster lovers. (Novelty browsing item. 7-10)"
Go for the gross! Even hard-core fans may be tempted to give away their lunches after sampling this banquet of bogles. Read full book review >

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SEBASTIAN DARKE by Philip Caveney
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2010

"The unresolved finale suggests the possibility of still further adventures for this fearless trio. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
"Wherever we go we encounter horrible, creepy, nasty things that want to kill us," exclaims buffalope Max in this third fantasy featuring Max, elfling Sebastian and diminutive warrior Cornelius. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2009

"Fans of Philip Ardagh's yarns or Cressida Cowell's dragon tales will happily sink their claws into these. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Nefarious doings call for heroic behavior from a young werewolf and his sparkly fairy sidekick in this easy-reading series kickoff. Read full book review >