Search Results: "Melissa Suber"


BOOK REVIEW

TOUGH CHICKS by Cece Meng
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 16, 2009

"Sublime and original. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mama Hen's three new chicks just won't be cute—or good, much to the dismay of all the barnyard residents, except their proud Mama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILO THE REALLY BIG BUNNY by Stephen Krensky
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"For a clearer take on the same theme, there are any number of other choices. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This tale of a clumsy, oversized rabbit who comes through in the clutch is a flop from start to finish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO SHOULD MELISSA MARRY? by Doris Cassiday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"But there's no denying that fashion writer Cassiday's moderately interesting son-of-Silhouette romance is easier to take than the telegraphic, wildly formulaic demises of the Robinses."
That publicity-surfing entrepreneur Bill Adler, who created and decimated the Robins family (Who Killed the Robins Family?, 1984, etc.), is at it again, this time with another contest novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MELISSA PARKINGTON’S BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL HAIR by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Melissa's long, thick, shiny black hair impresses everyone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOME WRITER! by Melissa Sweet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A masterful biography that will enchant young readers. (author's note, afterword, timeline, source notes, bibliography, about the art) (Biography. 7-12)"
A celebration of the life and work of New Yorker writer and children's-book author E.B. White. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIZZA DAY by Melissa  Iwai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Yummy! (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a summertime parallel to Iwai's warmhearted Soup Day (2010), while mother is at work, a father and child spend the day making pizza using homegrown vegetables and homemade dough. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POPPY’S PANTS by Melissa Conroy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2009

"A marketing tie-in does not literature make. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Penelope, a pink rag doll with pink yarn hair, struggles to mend a hole in the khaki pants her grandfather, a pink rag doll with gray yarn hair, likes to wear, eventually patching them with just the right aquamarine thread. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARMINE by Melissa  Sweet
ANIMALS
Released: April 4, 2005

"Includes Granny's recipe for alphabet soup. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The illustrator tries her hand at words and images in this delightful alphabet and fairytale twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Bennett Prince of Ziemia by David Kucera
Released: July 14, 2016

"A tale about a perilous rescue operation that delivers a sweet, all-ages romp, leaving room for further escapades."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy, a teen prince and his beautiful young companion sneak off on an adventure to save a nearby village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOOT THE LAWYER TWICE by Michael A. Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"As usual in this waggish series (Screenscam, 2001, etc.), you'll need a scorecard to follow the cascading complications. But Bowen's powers of invention are so florid and his satirical touch so bright that most readers won't care who gets carted off to jail."
Milwaukee copyright attorney Rep Pennyworth's fourth case begins with piracy on Lake Michigan and rapidly gets crazier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY PENGUINS EVERYWHERE by Melissa Guion
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"A sweet picture-book treatment of penguins and parenting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A solitary penguin wishes for companionship and gets a little more than she bargained for. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUPELO RIDES THE RAILS by Melissa  Sweet
ANIMALS
Released: April 7, 2008

"Fans of the popular stray-animal genre will bid her godspeed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a winsome tale laced with doggy humor, an abandoned canine tags along with a pack of other four-legged fellows searching for new homes, before finding a companion to call her own. Read full book review >