Search Results: "Kate Petty"


BOOK REVIEW

THE AMAZING POP-UP GRAMMAR BOOK by Jennie Maizels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This hyperactive grammatical playground is not a tool for teaching neophytes, but will work best with those who already have a basic knowledge of language rules. (Pop-up. 7-10)"
The Amazing Pop-Up Grammar Book ($16.99; Oct. 1996; 16 pp.; 0-525-45580-9): If diagramming sentences sends many readers to the land of nod, this pop-up, pull-out book on grammar will hit them like a jolt of caffeine. Read full book review >

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EARTHLY TREASURES by Kate Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2009

"More a delight for busy-fingered browsers than anything else, this'll keep that certain kind of child quiet for a long time. (Informational pop-up. 5-12)"
From the same team behind such novelty classics as The Amazing Pop-Up Grammar Book (1996) comes this exploration of rocks and minerals. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT POP-UP PUNCTUATION BOOK by Kate Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Young writers and collectors of pop-up volumes will also be intrigued. (Nonfiction pop-up. 6-10)"
This unusual approach to explaining punctuation uses pop-up scenes, flaps, tabs and other features of paper engineering to bring some pizzazz to an often dull subject. Read full book review >

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HA HA, BABY! by Kate Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2008

"Indeed, Ma in red-and-white striped stockings, Pa in a fedora hat, Grandma in a fairy godmother costume and Grandpa in pirate togs should easily trigger laughs from little readers, even if baby refuses to smile. (Picture book. 2-4)"
When baby stops laughing, his funny family assumes something's wrong. Read full book review >

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THE SQUAMPKIN PATCH by J.T. Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Includes a recipe for pumpkin-chocolate-chip cookies. (Fiction. 9-12)"
What happens when you cross a Lemony Snicket title and The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIGH-RISE STORIES by Audrey Petty
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A hard look at the consequences of poverty and flawed concepts of public housing and urban renewal."
An oral history of life in the public housing projects of Chicago, where thousands of low-income black families lived from the 1950s until their demolition, which began in 2003 under an optimistically titled "Plan for Transformation." Read full book review >

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LOCK & MORI by Heather W. Petty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Mystery lovers will be pleased to have this whodunit, which is neither Victoriana nor steampunk. (Mystery. 13-15)"
The brilliant daughter of Detective Sgt. Moriarty meets posh Sherlock Holmes, so obviously there will be murders. Read full book review >

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I DON'T WANT TO BE BIG by Dev Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The premise is weak, but the silly pictures make this an enjoyable read-aloud nevertheless. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small frog boldly proclaims its reluctance to become big; an adult frog and a pig help it reconsider its views. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 1993

"Stalls occasionally but, overall, a fairly smooth trip around the track. (For an overview of NASCAR, turn to Peter Golenbock's American Zoom, p. 834.) (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A year on the NASCAR circuit with the third Petty to leave his mark on racing history. Read full book review >

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CLEMENCY POGUE: THE HOBGOBLIN PROXY by JT Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Though a slim text featuring sporadic black-and-white sketches and approachable vocabulary looks younger, heavy topics of mental illness, abandonment and Inky's impending death suit this creative tale for mature readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This sharp and witty second installment in Petty's series quickly and efficiently brings readers up to speed on Clemency's continuing role in saving the fantastical and vividly drawn world of Make-Believe. Read full book review >

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I DON'T WANT TO BE A FROG by Dev Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A lively look at self-acceptance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tiny frog desperately wishes to be any other animal. Read full book review >

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THERE'S NOTHING TO DO! by Dev Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"In a structured, overstimulated world, downtime needs to be appreciated, and this small amphibian shows the way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Petty and Boldt's young frog often has plenty to gripe about (I Don't Want to Be Big, 2016, etc.); this time, he is bored. Read full book review >