Search Results: "Mike Reiss"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Readers hoping for some rougher cautionary mayhem will be disappointed, but try this on James Proimos fans. (Illustrated fiction. 8-10)"
Scoring middling-high marks for child appeal if not really delivering on the title's promise, a veteran writer for The Simpsons offers two original tales about bad behavior followed by just deserts and another that celebrates thinking outside the (fashion) box. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LATE FOR SCHOOL by Mike Reiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Children tardy and timely alike will laugh at this droll recitation. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In the fine tradition of John Burningham's John Patrick Norman McHennessy, The Boy Who Was Always Late (1988), a New York lad overcomes—or so he claims—all sorts of unusual obstacles to get to school, from a flood in Times Square to a Hyundai-eating robot from Mars. Read full book review >

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SANTA CLAUSTROPHOBIA by Mike Reiss
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"This will work well as a read-aloud for older kids, and of course, as an ideal Christmas gift for any therapist who doesn't shrink from irreverent humor. (Picture book. 6+)"
American holidays are the characters in this witty seasonal tale, the second Christmas story collaboration by Reiss and Catrow (How Murray Saved Christmas, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR MIKE by Shelley Sykes
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An above-average mystery, with a supernatural twist, a romantic subplot, and answers and forgiveness at the end. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Strange, recurrent dreams and startling revelations follow the disappearance of a teenager's best friend in this well-knit debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLIE MIKE by Joe Klein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"The compelling story of a continuing mission, rendered with sympathy and verisimilitude."
A savvy political observer presents his report on some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan after they return home. Read full book review >

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MIKE STELLAR by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"Readers will enjoy watching Mike work his way through both muddled feelings and adult secrets with savvy sleuthing, sharp observation and courage in the clutch. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Strange behavior from all the grown-ups and the over-hasty departure of an interstellar expedition raise a lad's suspicions in this adventure-comedy set in 2174. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO LOOKED LIKE LINCOLN by Mike Reiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Ludicrous fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Benjy looks like Abraham Lincoln as only Catrow can evoke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIKE FINK by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Though Fink spends much of his time wrestling men or bears, Kellogg's description of him seems bland in comparison to his glowing, energetic illustrations, and less heroic than his other legendary figures. (Picture book/Folktale. 6-8)"
A tall-tale introduction to the ``King of the Keelboatmen,'' from the time he ran away from home at the age of two days to his literally explosive confrontation with steamboat captain Hilton B. Blathersby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO WOULDN’T SHARE by Mike Reiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Kids will relish the illustrations and get a guffaw or two, though, and that can't be all bad. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Even Catrow's flamboyantly over-the-top art can't completely rescue this superficial cautionary tale from the heap of mediocre, heavy-handed takes on the theme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIKE WALLACE by Peter Rader
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"Bold, well-crafted biography of a long-elusive and controversial public figure."
A probing biography unveils the insecure depressive lurking inside 60 Minutes journalist Mike Wallace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIKE BLOOMBERG by Joyce Purnick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2009

"A touch too uncritical for readers brought up on hardnosed journalistic takes on politicians, but of interest to students of Gotham politics."
Generally admiring biography of the New York politician whom many have criticized but few have outflanked. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRON MIKE by Daniel O’Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A welcome collective portrait of one of America's best-known, if not much-loved, athletes."
Thirty-seven top-notch pieces about notorious heavyweight boxing sensation Tyson. Read full book review >