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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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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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 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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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 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 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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HOT JAZZ SPECIAL by Jonny Hannah
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2010

"To see it done right, dig out your copy of Mysterious Thelonious (1997) and give this one a miss. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's usually a bad sign when a publisher feels a need to print the entire text of a picture book a second time, at the end, without pictures. 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 >

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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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CALLIE’S RULES by Naomi Zucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Worthwhile and entertaining. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Middle school has lots of rules: Don't cross over to the "boys' side" of the cafeteria, don't eat lunch, dress like the popular kids, don't ride your bike to school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE by Benjamin Zucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2000

"The various materials assembled here might add up to a novel, but not without greater authorial inventiveness."
The author of several nonfiction books on gems and jewelry draws on his expertise for an ambitious first novel of challenging design. Read full book review >