Search Results: "Macky Pamintuan"


BOOK REVIEW

ZOO ZOOM! by Candace Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An agreeable book to entice space enthusiasts as well as animal lovers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bevy of zoo animals takes off for the moon. Read full book review >

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BLAST OFF! by Nate Ball
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"A pleasing combination of fact and fancy, the Alien in My Pocket series will be welcomed by science-minded middle-grade readers. (Science fiction. 7-11)"
Fourth-grader Zack McGee's plans for his new school year change drastically when a 4-inch-tall blue alien crashes into his bedroom and asks for help to return to his home world. Read full book review >

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ALFRED ZECTOR, BOOK COLLECTOR by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"While its ultimate message may be worthy, however, this parable may be a little too opaque for child readers. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Shy, bespectacled Alfred doesn't fit in with other kids; perhaps because of this, he falls in love with books at an early age and determines to collect them all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Although Pamintuan's final illustrations were not seen, the sample sketches match the playful tone of the text. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Flat Stanley is back and better than ever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SAW AN ANT IN A PARKING LOT by Joshua Prince
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"He wanders across wide open pavement and, at the end, sits possessively atop a luscious-looking doughnut that is the best thing in this uninspired reprise. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Displaying a positive zest for partial rhymes, broken rhythms and ornate phrasing ("O faster ant! Read full book review >

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DOWN AT THE DINO WASH DELUXE by Tim Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"A romping-stomping choice for dinosaur lovers and those similarly afraid of soap in their eyes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A fanciful dinosaur wash that's more than a little reminiscent of DreamWorks' Shark Tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KISSES FOR KINDERGARTEN by Livingston Crouse
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Dog owners who dread being apart during school hours will empathize with Stella Isabella. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl decides kindergarten isn't for her and decides to stay home and have her beloved yellow pup teach her instead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME AT THE SWAMP by Kristyn Crow
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Worth a second copy to have on hand for storytimes on either topic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sitting in the moonlit swamp with his West Highland white terrier, a boy hears, "Splish splash / rumba-rumba / bim bam BOOM!" and knows it's a swamp monster. Read full book review >

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I SAW AN ANT ON THE RAILROAD TRACK by Joshua Prince
ANIMALS
Released: April 3, 2006

"Of like-sounding outings there is no lack (see, for instance, Rob and Amy Spence's Clickety Clack, illustrated by Margaret Spengler, 1999), but there's enough melodrama here to keep readers coming back. (Picture book. 6-8)"
When an ant walking east, "tickety-tack," meets a train heading west, clickety-clack," switchman Jack tries to head off the impending smack. Read full book review >