Search Results: "Lenny Hort"


BOOK REVIEW

TIE YOUR SOCKS AND CLAP YOUR FEET by Lenny Hort
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Incorporating eye-popping magazine photo images, they fairly burst from the pages and never fail to ratchet up the hilarity. (Poetry. 4-8)"
Laugh-out-loud nonsense poetry combine with cutting-edge paper collages for an irresistible picture book. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

While allowing that fossils have plenty to tell us about what dinosaurs were like, Hort notes that there are still plenty of unanswered questions—from what they ate and how those massive but tiny-headed plant eaters managed to down enough chow to maintain their weight to what all the spines and spinal plates were for. Read full book review >

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THE GOATHERD AND THE SHEPHERDESS by Lenny Hort
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Bloom's dazzling paintings have the stylized look of Greek statues that have become suddenly animate; impressionistic dabs illuminate Mediterranean skies. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this ancient tale, a shepherd happens across a foundling girl in Pan's cave and adopts her. Read full book review >

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THE SEALS ON THE BUS by Lenny Hort
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Hop onboard. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With a tiger at the wheel, the big purple bus rolls all over town, picking up a menagerie of passengers from sheep ("BAAAH, BAAAH, BAAAH") to vipers—get it? — ("HISS, HISS, HISS") to skunks ("SSSS, SSSS, SSSS") before disgorging its dismayed human riders ("HELP! Read full book review >

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HOW MANY STARS IN THE SKY? by Lenny Hort
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 1991

"The warmth between father and son (especially in Ransome's sturdy, expansive double-spread paintings) is fine, but their itinerary on the nightlong quest verges on the preposterous. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rather earnest story about a child who can't sleep and tries to count the stars. Read full book review >

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LENNY & LUCY by Philip C. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Hypnotic artwork and storytelling invite children to linger in the wild woods of worry and emerge intact, enriched, and utterly invigorated by this complex, contemporary fairy tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Peter, his dad, and his dog, Harold, move to a narrow house just on the other side of "dark unfriendly woods," across a rickety bridge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WEDDING DRESS MESS by Beatrice Masini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"This energetic Italian import may make a good gag gift for engaged couples—but not so great for its intended young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A zealous seamstress very nearly misses out on her own wedding when she places the emphasis on her dress, not the occasion. Read full book review >

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LENNY AND MEL by Erik P. Kraft
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"An impromptu neighborhood Flag Day parade, flagless but enthusiastic, caps this promising, easy-reading eye-roller. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Newcomer Kraft treads unafraid through Scieszka and Pinkwater territory with these holiday misadventures, perpetrated on, or by, clueless twins (fraternal ones, to judge from the stick figure illustrations) Lenny and Mel. Read full book review >

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LENNY CYRUS, SCHOOL VIRUS by Joe Schreiber
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Here's hoping readers won't be daunted by it, since there is so much here to enjoy. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
A middle school science genius chooses an unusual way to get the girl. Read full book review >

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LENNY BRUCE IS DEAD by Jonathan Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2006

"Has the world gone mad? Has Josh? Or has Goldstein?"
It's helpful that the title page characterizes this debut volume by NPR and magazine writer Goldstein as "(A Novel)," for otherwise the reader might be even more perplexed by the assortment of bite-sized vignettes, observations and non-sequiturs that challenges categorization. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Detailed, objective, and valuable. (b&w photos)"
Lenny Bruce's career was a rhapsody in blue material. His comedy made him a master of free speech; his death sanctified him. Here, two thoughtful lawyers explore in depth some of the comic's tribulations and trials. Read full book review >

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HENNY, PENNY, LENNY, DENNY, AND MIKE by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Budding aquaculturists will enjoy this tale of friendship from a fish-eye view. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Aquarium life is anything but boring…it's "FAB!" Read full book review >