Search Results: "Mike Wohnoutka"


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 >

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DAD'S FIRST DAY by Mike Wohnoutka
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"By the end of the book, readers will be all set for school too: this is sure to provoke shared laughter that will calm the fears of even the most unready parents. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With tongue firmly in cheek, Wohnoutka recognizes that kids going to school for the first time aren't the only ones who are nervous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS NOT A CAT! by David LaRochelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A stale, unfunny tale of duped mice unprepared for a world with predators. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is the cat really a cat? Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WIZZY FOOT GOES WALKING... by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

WIZZY FOOT may be just the perfect name to give to the array of both negative and positive behaviors exhibited by rambunctious toddlers. Read full book review >

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MY BIBI ALWAYS REMEMBERS by Toni Buzzeo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A gentle, loving picture of interaction among generations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The vast savanna is parched and dry, and grandmother Bibi is the only elephant who remembers the way to desperately needed water. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE MY PAPA by Toni Buzzeo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"The warm and reassuring flow of the text and the dramatic painterly scenes of the African landscape come together for a likable tale just in time for Father's Day. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Buzzeo and Wohnoutka (Stay Close to Mama, 2012) pair up again, this time taking a closer look at the loving dynamic between a lion and his mischievous cub on the African savanna. Read full book review >

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STAY CLOSE TO MAMA by Toni Buzzeo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Pass on this muddled effort. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young giraffe repeatedly lands in dangerous situations when his curiosity gets the best of him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN! by Gary Hogg
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Readers weary of endless variations on 'Little Red Hen' might give this a try. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hogg spins a tale from the titular expression, casting a slothful family that intimidates its feline member into providing firewood, food and entertainment. Read full book review >

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HANUKKAH BEAR by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"The now-classic tale's humor still fosters eye-rolling laughter, with Wohnoutka's illustrations as rib-tickling complement. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A well-used trope of misidentification allows a village elder to innocently open her home to a possible predator with humorous, even endearing results. 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 >

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 >