Search Results: "Mini Goss"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN MUM WAS LITTLE by Mini Goss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Most parents of equivalently aged children won't hark back to that era—but this still should leave them feelin' groovy, and perhaps willing to reminisce. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Mum would have to be lying about her 39 years, for US audiences at least, to have seen her own Mum dressed in the wild Flower Power garb, elaborately teased wigs, and high, high platform shoes that Goss depicts in this riotously colored import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINI RACER by Kristy Dempsey
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Pair it with Brian Floca's Racecar Alphabet (2003) for a zipping-good time. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Start your engines! Time to race, / round the corners, take your place." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINI SHOPAHOLIC by Sophie Kinsella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"Another giddy ride, with no end in sight."
Plucky über-consumer Rebecca Brandon has her work cut out for her as mum to tiny terror Minnie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCH OF THE MINI BEASTS by Ada Hopper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"First of a tasty if not immediately nourishing new series. (Adventure. 5-8)"
When Dr. Bunsen, Gabe, Laura, and Cesar's mad-scientist neighbor, tries out his growth machine on Gabe's plastic animal toys, there's an unexpected result—they come to life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINI MIA AND HER DARLING UNCLE by Pija Lindenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Adults may read more into Tommy and Fergus's relationship, but kids will just see themselves in Ella. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Swedish tot Ella is staying with her Grandma and three boring uncles (they probably work in offices), while her parents visit Miami, but she's looking forward to spending her days with her funky Uncle Tommy who lives alone and travels a lot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACTION MAN MEETS TURBODOG by Mini Grey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Hilarious details lurk throughout, and readers won't want to miss even one. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Anyone who has read Traction Man Is Here (2005) knows that the toy action-figure's beloved pet Scrubbing Brush could never, ever be replaced by the battery-operated "generic robotic hound" Turbodog™. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EASTER CLUES by Sago Mini
by Sago Mini, illustrated by Sago Mini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A hollow extension of a flavorless brand. (Board book. 1-2)"
The Sago characters go on an Easter hunt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JINJA'S SURPRISE! by Sago Mini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Fans should stick with the apps; others needn't bother. (Board book. 2-3)"
In a narrative spinoff of the Sago Mini app suite, five animal pals enlist the help of readers to keep their surprise-party preparations a secret from Jinja the cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COZY CHRISTMAS by Sago Mini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A cute-enough expansion of a brand with little else going for it. (Board book. 2-4)"
The colorful critters from the popular app celebrate Christmas in a board book with tactile elements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACTION MAN AND THE BEACH ODYSSEY by Mini Grey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"A wonderfully satirical, action-packed romp that echoes the grand tradition of comic books as it ingeniously communicates the complete absorption of imaginative play. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The intrepid, square-jawed action figure Traction Man is back, but is he ready for the likes of Beach-Time Brenda™? Read full book review >