Search Results: "Martin Ontiveros"


BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Part shtick, part goofy predictable adventure, the easy-to-read short novel will allow the early reader to turn pages quickly, feel successful, and have fun. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Pilkey and Ontiveros team up for another action-packed adventure with Ricky Ricotta and his robot (Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Venus, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Also containing a rather lame flip-o-rama and instructions on how to draw the characters, this book is silly good fun. (Fiction. 7-10)"
It's easy to see how Pilkey's high-action, easy-reading chapter novel with a comic-book feel would appeal to younger readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL ABC by Susi Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"If older volumes of simple alphabet books have seen better days, this one will fill the bill for a replacement. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This alphabet of the animal kingdom has a Victorian-scrapbook feel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC USA by Martin Jarrie
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 15, 2005

"EWSLUGp2004, illustrated by Ann Boyajian, is only the latest of several more reliable sources. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Using long, stylized figures on chipped-paint backgrounds for a folk-art look, Jarrie tours common US sights, locales and symbols in this alphabetical showcase. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO CENTS PLAIN by Martin Lemelman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2010

"'Life is the biggest bargain. You get it for free,' reads one of the Yiddish sayings that introduce the chapters, in a book that is both a celebration and an affirmation of life."
Memory comes alive in this compelling amalgam of drawing, narrative and archival photography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1999

"Children will respond to this with amusement, and the theme is a worthy one. (Picture book. 7-8)"
A toy bear plays conflict resolution specialist in this post-modern episode from the illustrator of Eric Sanvoisin's The Ink Drinker (1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAR DOG by Martin Booth
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"All readers will be stirred by the heroic canine's adventures. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In his first novel for young readers, Booth (Dreaming of Samarkand, 1990, etc.) introduces Jet, a black Labrador hero in the tradition of Rin Tin Tin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR WE FELL APART by Emily Martin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"For readers who crave drama. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Reeling from a reputation-staining episode the previous spring and the news that her mother has breast cancer, Harper is ready to patch things up with Declan, the boyfriend she dumped last fall. Read full book review >