Search Results: "Jonny Zucker"


BOOK REVIEW

DAN AND THE MUDMAN by Jonny Zucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Too bad many readers won't buy into this, as the novel has worthy, though preachy intentions, some excitement and supernatural touches aplenty. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Trying to fit in, anti-Semitic bullying and a giant from medieval Jewish lore figure in this British import that tries to do a bit too much. Read full book review >

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JONNY JAKES INVESTIGATES THE HAMBURGERS OF DOOM by Malcolm Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Exactly what's to be expected when you take candy from five-eyed purple extraterrestrials. (Science fiction. 8-10)"
An investigative journalist saves his school from a fate worse than lunch. Read full book review >

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THE LOVE SONG OF JONNY VALENTINE by Teddy Wayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A very funny novel when it isn't so sad, and vice versa."
A provocative and bittersweet illumination of celebrity from the perspective of an 11-year-old pop sensation. Read full book review >

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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)"

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 GREAT AAA-OOO! by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Shout along with the animals in the forest in an entertaining who-said-it tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who or what is making that frightful noise in the night and keeping the animals awake? 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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LITTLE WHY by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Bright and reassuring…and if Kipling's wordplay is better, at least there's no spanking here. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A small and wandering elephant finds out why it's a good idea to stay in line with its bigger kin. 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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THE ONLY LONELY PANDA by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Sweet. (Picture book. 4-6)"
After several setbacks, Panda finds a best friend. Read full book review >

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TIGER TIGER by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"This is a worthy addition to the multigenerational-companionship shelf. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A sleepy, jaded old tiger is left in charge of a feisty, curious cub, who leads him a merry dance through the jungle. Read full book review >