Search Results: "Mark Shulman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE OTHER SHULMAN by Alan Zweibel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2005

"Mildly amusing, but a work from the co-author of Billy Crystal's current Broadway hit, 700 Sundays, could have packed more of a punch."
This comic novel about a lovable loser who runs in a New York City Marathon is an adult first from Zweibel, Emmy-winning TV writer and author of Bunny Bunny (1994), a memoir of Gilda Radner. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"En route to Jon Agee's tours de force, don't miss this wow of a detour. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Retro art, inventive typography and antic wordplay mix in this bright offering. Read full book review >

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ANN AND NAN ARE ANAGRAMS by Mark Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Although the complex form is challenging to imitate, this tale will surely spark fun wordplay; successful practitioners will fawn proudly. (Picture book. 6-10)"
It is bad enough that Robert's Mom and Dad Are Palindromes (2006), but when he learns that his sisters are anagrams, it nearly sends him over the edge. Read full book review >

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GORILLA GARAGE by Mark Shulman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"This only warrants purchase where simian stories are in high demand. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy and his dad are out for a drive when their car breaks down. Read full book review >

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STELLA THE STAR by Mark Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

Shulman's wry comedy of errors sends up over-eager parents. Read full book review >

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NOT ANOTHER TEA PARTY by Mark Shulman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 28, 2006

"Quirky and appealing illustrations accompany this tale of a girl who learns a lesson about bossiness and flexibility. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hilary is a tea party connoisseur. Read full book review >

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LOUIS AND THE DODO by Mark Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2006

"Young readers will pull for him, and, who knows, may regard their less conventional peers with more tolerance afterwards. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A poster child for outsiders everywhere takes flight—literally and figuratively—in this dreamy, oddball episode. Read full book review >

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FILLMORE AND GEARY TAKE OFF! by Mark Shulman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Even confirmed dog-lovers, human or otherwise, will undoubtedly agree. (Picture book. 7-9)"
To Shulman's daffy tale of a boy and his robot pal off on a quest for proper role models for their newly-assembled dog, Fickling contributes both digitally created, Jimmy Neutron-style illustrations, and a cleverly designed punch-out paper spacecraft tucked into a rear pocket. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING MARK by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2009

"Nicely done, if not groundbreaking, with a likable heroine in an intriguing profession."
TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz has an instinct about stories, and the unexplained disappearance of a groom-to-be gets her juices flowing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2001

"A coffee-table volume that someone might actually read—and enjoy. The wonders of Burns and Company never cease. (110 b&w and 40 color illustrations)"
What comes after baseball, the Civil War, and jazz? Mark Twain, of course. Read full book review >

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EXCLAMATION MARK by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Funny and spirited (and secretly educational, but nobody will notice). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Punctuation with pizzazz. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. (author's note) (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
Crime noir meets paranormal romance in this addictive thriller about two London teens in whom the fae awakens, conferring abilities at once exhilarating and harshly stigmatized. Read full book review >