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

TOYS IN SPACE by Mini Grey
by Mini Grey, illustrated by Mini Grey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A preschool sibling to Adam Rex's The True Meaning of Smekday (2007). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Keenly intelligent artwork teeters on the delicious borderline of scariness in a nighttime toy adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EGG DROP by Mini Grey
by Mini Grey, illustrated by Mini Grey
ADVENTURE
Released: July 14, 2009

"Grey's appealing, comical artwork—with soft watercolors, toasty warm palette and refreshingly varied perspectives—employs bits of graph paper, photographs and other textures to wonderful, shattering effect. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"The Egg was young. / It didn't listen. / If only it had waited." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACTION MAN IS HERE! by Mini Grey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2005

"An absolutely, hilariously, dead-on perfect celebration of the relationship between child and toy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Traction Man is ready for anything—but can he overcome the gift of an all-in-one knitted green romper suit with matching bonnet? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"God is HIV positive''), and utopian—with the charm of both prophecy and outrageousness."
Former Jesuit priest Goss (an executive headhunter who's also a gay activist with a doctorate in comparative religion) starts this combative study by asking how gays and lesbians can be Christians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLOSE TO THE WIND by Pete Goss
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Incredible. (16 pages color photos, not seen)"
A prepossessing account of all it takes to enter the hellacious solo race around the Southern Ocean called the VendÇe Globe and how to become a hero. 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

THREE BY THE SEA by Mini Grey
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2011

"The clear, clever text—rendered in a large font—is as fresh and invigorating as the rest. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A cat, dog and mouse live peacefully in their seaside shack—each doing his or her part to keep the household humming: Cat cleans (between naps), Mouse cooks dinner (cheese fondue only) and Dog busily buries bones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF THE DISH AND THE SPOON by Mini Grey
ADVENTURE
Released: May 23, 2006

"Hey-diddle-delightful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A loopily nostalgic tale imagines the exploits of the Dish and the Spoon after they ran away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY SMART PEA AND THE PRINCESS-TO-BE by Mini Grey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"A rib-tickling US debut for Grey, with plenty of sight gags to complement the chatty narrative. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
At last, the silent participant in the tale of the Princess and the Pea tells its side of the story. 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 >

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 >