Search Results: "Mike Artell"


BOOK REVIEW

JACQUES AND DE BEANSTALK by Mike Artell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Try Feliciana Feydra LeRoux, by Tynia Thomassie (1995), or Chicken Joy on Redbean Road, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Melissa Sweet (2007), instead. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Artell and Harris (The Three Little Cajun Pigs, 2003, etc.) once again attempt a Cajun twist on a familiar folktale, beginning as usual with a glossary of Cajun words and their pronunciations along with guidelines for reading the story aloud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE LITTLE CAJUN PIGS by Mike Artell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Emphasizing devotion to family and extending others the benefit of the doubt, it also conveys the very Cajun notion that there are few situations that cannot be improved with a big pot of gumbo among friends. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
The team behind the award-winning Petite-Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood (2001) now turns their talents to the story of the three little pigs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETITE ROUGE by Mike Artell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers 'be roll' on dat floor an' dey laugh deyself good.' (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A slaphappy and musical rendering of Little Red Riding Hood comes straight from bayou country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUNKYARD by Mike Austin
by Mike Austin, illustrated by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"While some kids will be fascinated with the robotic Munching Machines, the takeaway is unclear, and the represented ease of getting rid of garbage is certainly wrong. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title on the cover is a clue to the tale—"JUNK" is rendered in a rusty-colored scribbly style, while "YARD" is a light green with a grassy pattern—but the ultimate message is murky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAKE UP, RUPERT! by Mike Twohy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Preschoolers will bleat for a repeat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rupert the Rooster just wants to sleep in! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

123 VERSUS ABC by Mike  Boldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Readers won't care whether it's about letters or numbers—they will be too busy poring over the artwork and laughing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On a scale from one to 10, what's your favorite color of the alphabet? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE IS MILO'S BALL? by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2012

"Just as visually appealing as the app at first glance, and possibly even more durable—but showing considerable fall-off in narrative quality and awareness of audience. (Board book. 2-3)"
The blue cat that starred in the excellent app A Present for Milo (2010) makes an awful crossover from the digital domain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOUNCING BABIES by Mike Brownlow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Babies wake at half-past two!' (Picture book. 1-4)"
In lilting verse, Brownlow (The Big White Book with (Almost) Nothing in It, not reviewed, etc.) cheerfully celebrates all that infants love to do from morning to night; they don't just gurgle and sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Luckily for Ellie and readers alike, it is the pictures that matter. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Walt the zookeeper announces the zoo will be closing for good, all the animals pitch in to save it. But shy Ellie the elephant cannot see how she can help. How can she help save the zoo? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST IN BERMOODA by Mike Litwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"New-to-chapters readers will gladly join the herd and say 'Lo'hai' (hello) to Bermooda and its denizens. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
In the cow paradise of Bermooda the only things to fear are the legendary monsters known as hu'mans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE PUPPY AND THE BIG GREEN MONSTER by Mike Wohnoutka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This sweet story of new, unusual friendship is sure to elicit plenty of giggles. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Puppy's persistence wins him an unexpected friend. Read full book review >