Search Results: "Michael Slack"


BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY TRUCK by Michael Slack
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Hope for more from this outrageous imagination. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"When there's trouble in the jungle, Monkey Truck knows what to do." Read full book review >

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WAZDOT? by Michael Slack
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Good, silly fun wrapped in crisp graphics. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Robot extraterrestrials encounter a farm on Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCRUFFY KITTY by Michael Slack
Kirkus Star
by Michael Slack, illustrated by Michael Slack, developed by WingedChariot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2010

"Toddlers will fall in love with Scruffy Kitten and this gently engaging app from Europe. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
This multilingual 17-page story-and-sticker app for the youngest readers charms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NUGGET AND FANG by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Not the first interspecies friendship tale (and likely not the last), but it's darn near impossible to resist such an earnest, toothy hero. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nugget, aptly named, is a tiny minnow, and Fang (even more aptly named) is a shark. One can already begin to predict the conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PASS IT ON! by Marilyn Sadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Though it is supposed to be a silent game—and here it is anything but that—this rendering of the childhood favorite captures the essence of its illuminating comedy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sadler gives cockamamie treatment to this barnyard variant on the game of telephone. Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU BURP IN SPACE? by Susan E. Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"A fizzy look at what space vacationers of the near future can expect. (photographs, glossary, websites, source notes, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
With space tourism close to becoming a reality, Goodman and Slack offer aspiring young intergalactic travelers an entertaining and informative travel guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Humor, math and poetry—who knew they were such a good combination? (Poetry/math. 8-12)"
Going a step beyond his Arithme-Tickle (illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz, 2001), Lewis cleverly combines math and language arts with this collection of humorous poetry parodies that present readers with math word problems to solve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACE CAR COUNT by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"When the cars line up for another race, children will cheer. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The flash and thrill of the race car track—it's all here in a zippy counting book just right for the toddler set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELECOPTER by Michael Slack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"'Go, Elecopter! Go!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who keeps the savanna and its animals safe? Elecopter! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHORTY & CLEM by Michael Slack
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Understandable, if not exactly model, behavior makes for a funny, sympathetic read. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Shorty suffers an overwhelming ethical dilemma when a mysterious package arrives for the temporarily absent Clem. Read full book review >

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TURTLE TUG TO THE RESCUE by Michael Slack
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"A role model for all, levelheaded Turtle Tug keeps his cool even in times of danger. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The third installment of Slack's wildly inventive animal/rescue-vehicle hybrids (Monkey Truck, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FLIM-FLAM FAIRIES by Alan Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Even if kids last through it once, they're not likely to clamor for repeated readings—for which their grown-ups will be eternally grateful. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Everybody's heard of the Tooth Fairy, right? Read full book review >