Search Results: "Mike Thaler"


BOOK REVIEW

PREACHER CREATURE STRIKES ON SUNDAY  by Mike Thaler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Other titles in the series are Church Summer Cramp, Easter Egg Haunt and Mission Trip Impossible (ISBNs: 978-0-310-71592-4; 978-0-310-71591-7; 978-0-310-71590-0). (Picture book/religion. 5-9)"
The creators of the Black Lagoon stories team up again for a new series called Tales from the Back Pew, focusing on introducing basic Christian concepts in a lighthearted (and often irreverent) way. Read full book review >

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PIG LITTLE by Mike Thaler
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"An accessible work that welcomes children to the world of free-verse poetry as it invites them to delight in the day at the beach it renders so artfully. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Deceptively simple poems and warmly realistic watercolor illustrations evoke the highly imaginative world of a child's often poignant and occasionally amusing discoveries. Read full book review >

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PIECE = PART = PORTION, FRACTIONS = DECIMALS = PERCENTS by Scott Gifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"This clever idea will work best when introduced to students by a mathematically literate adult. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-13)"
Math classes in the upper elementary grades and middle school are the logical audience for this deceptively simple work that shows the correlation between numerical amounts expressed as fractions, decimals, and percentages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISBEHAVING by Richard H. Thaler
NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 2015

"Readers with even the remotest interest in how the world really works will enjoy this work of the dismal science pleasingly, and even exuberantly, done."
The dean of behavioral economics—the study of how people behave in practice rather than in theory when it comes to dollars and cents—gives a spry account of his field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDDIE SHAPES UP by Ed Koch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"Larded with earnest purpose but unconvincing and far from likely to be the first call for attention to America's weight problem that children or parents will encounter. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With a message-driven tale of a plump lad who turns over a new leaf, an ex-mayor of New York and his sister clobber readers with the Board of Education. Read full book review >

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EDDIE’S LITTLE SISTER MAKES A SPLASH by Ed Koch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Unexceptional. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another nostalgic slice-of-life from former New York Mayor Ed Koch and his sister, this low-key adventure seems unlikely to hold the interest of contemporary children. 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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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MONSTERS LOVE COLORS by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Groovy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dynamic monsters cavort and shriek and play with color. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POINDEXTER MAKES A FRIEND by Mike Twohy
ANIMALS
Released: May 3, 2011

"A sweet story with a satisfying ending, this provides some concrete ideas that can help a child make friends and may draw the shyest youngsters out from under their shells. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Poindexter is a pig with a problem: He is shy. Read full book review >

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OOPS, POUNCE, QUICK, RUN! by Mike Twohy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Give this 'alphabet caper' an F for Fun. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Leave it to a cartoonist (in this case, a regular contributor to the New Yorker) to cleverly create a picture book-length comic strip out of the alphabet.Read full book review >