Search Results: "Mike Wilks"


BOOK REVIEW

MIRRORSCAPE by Mike Wilks
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Positively riddled with captures, rescues and hair's-breadth escapes, not to mention melodramatically sinister villains and quirky artistic types, this airy romp makes a refreshing change of pace from the general run of high-toned sword-and-sorcery epics. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Elevated suddenly from village weaver's son to apprentice of the city of Vlam's most eminent living painter, young Melkin Womper also finds himself cast into the middle of a vicious civil conflict in this tumultuous trilogy opener. Read full book review >

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OUTFOXED by Mike Twohy
by Mike Twohy, illustrated by Mike Twohy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A goose egg. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Cartoonist Twohy delivers lackluster laughs in this tale of a clever duck and not-too-bright fox. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TIGER TAIL by Mike  Boldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Anya isn't the only kid who worries about being different on the first day; no matter how unique, though, readers are sure to find a niche to call their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anya doesn't seem at all worried that it's the start of a new school year, but the tiger tail she's sprouted overnight is a huge cause for concern. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ELLIOT, FALL FRIENDS by Mike Curato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A yummy, happy resolution—perfectly delectable to the preschool crowd. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Elliot (a small, white pachyderm with pastel polka dots) and his bestie, Mouse, need a respite from the big city's grating sounds, slightly sickening smells, and frenetic pace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSEUM MYSTERY SQUAD AND THE CASE OF THE HIDDEN HIEROGLYPHICS by Mike Nicholson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The historical information is a bit flimsy, but deduction and slick detective work save the day. (Mystery. 7-9)"
In their latest caper, four young sleuths (counting the hamster) not only uncover a hidden treasure, but foil its theft. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >