Search Results: "Louise Arnold"


BOOK REVIEW

GOLDEN & GREY by Louise Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Lightly frightful, frothy fun. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Tom Golden's latest adventure among the unseen involves a trio of escaped ancient ghosts and the dread prospect of ghost sightings by ordinary humans. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"It's up to Grey and Tom's other spectral chums to effect an ectoplasmic rescue in a fast-paced, perfectly plausible read that will have readers wishing they, too, had such remarkable friends, ghostly or otherwise. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Tom Golden and Grey Arthur are misfits. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Light and likable. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Tom is hard-pressed to behave normally around his parents and at school when his Invisible Friend Grey Arthur places an ad in the ghostly Daily Tell-Tale for ghosts who want to become invisible allies to human children. Read full book review >

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VINCENT PAINTS HIS HOUSE by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"So very Van Gogh and so very satisfying! (Picture book. 3-8)"
The conceit at the center of this celebration of art and color? Tell a pleasingly repetitive tale featuring the Dutch post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh without ever mentioning his full name. Read full book review >

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RIDE, FLY GUY, RIDE! by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Keep flying, Fly Guy! (Early reader. 4-8)
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A ride in the car has never been scarier—or this much fun Read full book review >

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GREEN WILMA, FROG IN SPACE by Tedd Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"What gives Wilma a touch of the special is her equanimity; after all, she finds herself in some pretty strange precincts, but she keeps her cool and her focus, even though she never gets the fly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
More than 15 years ago, Green Wilma made a splashy, absurdist debut (Green Wilma, 1993), and now Arnold has splendidly resurrected the young frog. Read full book review >

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PARTS by Tedd Arnold
by Tedd Arnold, illustrated by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Stupid, silly, and base, in equal measure, this has watercolor illustrations that are textured with colored-pencil curlicues in such a way that they look hairy—like the tangles that clog a shower drain. (Book-of-the- Month Club) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Arnold (The Simple People, 1992, etc.) cashes in by grossing out the picture-book set in this story in rhyme, which kids with rough-and-ready sensibilities will relish and fastidious adults will shun, for the same reasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURAL HISTORY FROM A TO Z by Tim Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

Plants and animals are presented alphabetically here to illustrate concepts and principles of biology, from anteaters and aardvarks used as examples of convergent evolution to zebra finches, which build elaborate nests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY GERT by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Vegans, locavores, farm-to-table enthusiasts, take note—Gert is as organic as they come and a genuine delectation, worms and all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A sweet little ragamuffin, by nature and nurture, is drawn to dirt. Read full book review >

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BUMPLES, FUMDIDLERS, AND JELLYBEANS by Arnold Spilka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"This is even slighter than his last offering, Monkeys Write Terrible Letters (1994). (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
As is also true of the title, only a third of this gathering of nonsense will go down easily. Read full book review >

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BABA YAGA by Katya Arnold
adapted by Katya Arnold, illustrated by Katya Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Excellent source note. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-9)"
A Russian-born artist draws on the classic Afanas'ev ``Tereshichka'' (here called ``Tishka'') for a disarmingly direct and authentic introduction to the well-known witch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG LOVES DRAWING by Louise Yates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Dog makes it easy to share his passions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Crockett Johnson's Harold and Purple Crayon (1955) is a fruitful progenitor, and this descendent gleefully incorporates three distinct visual styles. Read full book review >