Search Results: "Matthew Holm"


BOOK REVIEW

SUNNY SIDE UP by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Funny, poignant, and reassuringly upbeat by the end but free of glib platitudes or easy answers. (afterword) (Graphic historical fiction. 9-11)"
Family troubles temporarily strand 10-year-old Sunny in a Florida retirement community. Imagine the recreational possibilities. Read full book review >

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BRAVE NEW POND by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Any day there's a new Squish (or Babymouse, for that matter) is Pizza Day. (Graphic novel. 7-9)"
The single-celled everylad who oozed from the Babymouse series to start one of his own in Squish#1: Super Amoeba (2011) tries hanging with the cool crowd. Read full book review >

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MATTHEW A.B.C. by Peter Catalanotto
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2002

"A stunning play of art and verbal imagination. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The backgrounds to the illustrations in Catalanotto's inspired alphabet book may remind readers of Mark Rothko's paintings, but the portraits of the characters in the foregrounds of the bifurcated color fields are uniformly droll. Mrs. Tuttle's kindergarten class has 25 students, all named Matthew, and most with jug ears and gap-toothed smiles. Read full book review >

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EXTREME BABYMOUSE by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Extremely entertaining. (Graphic fiction. 7-12)"
Babymouse + snowboard = many faceplants on the way to wisdom and cupcakes. Read full book review >

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SQUISH, SUPER AMOEBA by Jennifer L. Holm
ADVENTURE
Released: May 24, 2011

"If ever a new series deserved to go viral, this one does. (Graphic novel. 7-9)"
The hilarious misadventures of a hapless young everylad who happens to be an amoeba. Read full book review >

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BABYMOUSE by Jennifer L. Holm
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

What's scarier than a zombie mouse? Read full book review >

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I'M GRUMPY by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Together with its companion, a fine way to introduce toddlers to comic-book codes and emotional literacy—talk about bang for your buck. (Graphic board book. 2-4)"
A comic book for the littlest readers. Read full book review >

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GAME ON! by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Funny and snarky as ever, with a cautionary but reassuring message that this common malady will, like most childhood colds and fevers, run its course naturally without outside intervention. (science project, drawing page) (Graphic novel. 7-9)"
School assignments, sleep and even Super Amoeba comics go by the wayside when protozoan protagonist Squish is "infected" by a video game. Read full book review >

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BABYMOUSE by Jennifer L. Holm
ANIMALS
Released: May 23, 2006

"Squeak. (Graphic novel. 6-8)"
The little mouse with the big personality skips through a third set of mini trials and triumphs, presented in two-color graphic novel-style panels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABYMOUSE by Jennifer L. Holm
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"99, ISBN 0-375-93230-5). (Graphic fiction. 7-9)"
In a graphic novelette illustrated in minimal, two-color style, the Holms introduce a small, klutzy mouse with a very big imagination. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BABYMOUSE AND THE CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Little Babymouse will win new fans among younger readers, who will hope to see what dragons Babymouse fights next. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Babymouse moves from graphic fiction to the full-color picture-book world with a Christmas story about the popular character at an earlier age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHTS, CAMERA, MIDDLE SCHOOL!  by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A smooth transition into a fresh format that should both resonate with existing fans and entice new ones. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
With her trademark sassy panache, Babymouse embarks on a new adventure: middle school. Read full book review >