Search Results: "Larry Gonick"


BOOK REVIEW

ATTACK OF THE SMART PIES by Larry Gonick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Sporting an array of odd forms in the tiny vignettes with which this tale is sprinkled, the New Muses may keep their current fans amused, but they're unlikely to draw many new ones with this offbeat episode. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A zany premise and an equally off-the-wall plot keep this wandering tale—the first separate outing for characters with a regular gig in MUSE magazine—afloat, but just barely. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Let the casting begin. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Familiar tropes get turned on their furry little ears in this barbed, video-ready rock-and-roll tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARTOON GUIDE TO CALCULUS by Larry Gonick
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"This is no idiot's guide to math, but it could be useful as a supplement to a standard course in calculus."
A tour of calculus from the polymath whose illustrated guides have illuminated a wide range of subjects, from genetics and sex to the environment and the universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Despite his lefty, multi-culty inclinations, Gonick maintains the high level of sophistication, skepticism, and just plain fun established by the first volume."
Imagine a collaboration between Arnold Toynbee and R. Crumb and you get a pretty good idea of Gonick's clever and ambitious comic book series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST LARRY by Graham Nunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2012

"Clean, simple, seamless—just right for the nursery-school set or children with special needs. (iPad storybook/dexterity app. 1-3)"
A little green lizard will trail a fingertip home in this mini-Odyssey, the third of Larry's interactive outings. Read full book review >

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YOUNG LARRY by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The illustrator's arctic landscapes are unusual and pleasing, and though her animals are barely sketched, they convey the bulk of the bears as well as their human-like postures and their playfulness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Pinkwaters (Wallpaper from Space, 1996, etc.) combine facts and hilarious fancy, enriched by the author's knack for turning a phrase. Read full book review >

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LIMELIGHT LARRY by Leigh Hodgkinson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Prereaders should be captivated by this cacophony of type and images, and they will certainly identify with the willful peacock. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Larry the peacock finds adventure in... his very own book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPOVER LARRY by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Polar bears, you know, love to dance: 'Floy doy, floy doy, floy doy.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
The Pinkwaters bring back Larry the polar bear, veteran of much foolishness and fan of blueberry muffins and cod pizza. Read full book review >

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DANCING LARRY by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"The ridiculousness is broadened by Jill Pinkwater's pen-and-ink artwork: Larry was clearly born to legwarmers, and Madame Swoboda is a smoky vision straight from Central Europe. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Pinkwaters' Larry is a polar bear of many parts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAZY LARRY LIZARD by Graham Nunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2010

"A limited set of animations and interactive effects expertly leveraged into an engaging experience for the very youngest app-heads. (iPad storybook app. 1-3)"
From Down Under, a delight for the diaper-clad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LARRY BOND’S FIRST TEAM by Larry Bond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Relentless action. No time for reflection."
Bond and DeFelice send their First Team to Korea, where radioactive waste is turning up in the wrong places and a billionaire in the South is too chummy with nasty customers in the North. Read full book review >