Search Results: "Nick Abadzis"


BOOK REVIEW

LAIKA by Nick Abadzis
Kirkus Star
by Nick Abadzis, illustrated by Nick Abadzis
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"The striking palette of earth tones works in concert with the compelling historically fictive prose—a luminous masterpiece filled with pathos and poignancy. (afterword, bibliography, author's note) (Graphic novel. YA)"
Following the story of plucky Laika—the first dog in space—the reader experiences her entire life from a mongrel living in the streets to the tragic loss of her canine companion, her captivity in the government lab, her endearing relationship with the unwavering caretaker Yelena and her tragic fatal mission. Read full book review >

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PIGS MIGHT FLY by Nick Abadzis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Lily's fans will look forward to the sequel set up at the close. (Graphic fantasy. 9-14)"
Can teen pig Lily realize her dream to fly with the power of science? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD KITTY SCHOOL DAZE by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Bad Kitty's legions of fans will not be disappointed. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 8-12)"
Can Diabla von Gloom's School for Wayward Pets take the "bad" out of Bad Kitty? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BAD KITTY by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Fun for all, especially fans. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Bad Kitty is back; and, just like every morning, she doesn't want to get out of bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARMER GEORGE AND THE NEW PIGLET by Nick Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Pure homespun fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ward's bucolic Galahad, Farmer George, makes a triumphant return, this time rescuing a swine in distress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD KITTY by Nick Bruel
Kirkus Star
by Nick Bruel, illustrated by Nick Bruel
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Even the alphabet-experienced will love this bad, bad kitty! (Picture book. 3-9)"
She may be a "bad bad BAD Kitty," but she's the star of an alphabet book that should be in every collection. Read full book review >

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POOR PUPPY by Nick Bruel
Kirkus Star
by Nick Bruel, illustrated by Nick Bruel
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Just as clever, energetic and full of attitude as the first. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Bruel brings back Bad Kitty and her "present" (Puppy) from Bad Kitty (2005). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD KITTY VS. UNCLE MURRAY by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"A few lapses in the frenetic pace won't keep fans from enjoying this and looking forward to the promised sequel. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 7-10)"
Waking from a dream of Pussycat Paradise, Bad Kitty learns her humans are going on a trip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO IS MELVIN BUBBLE? by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Young readers should find him familiar, and may be moved by his example to take similar stock of themselves. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Distant cousin to "The Blind Men and the Elephant," this character portrait answers the title question through statements from a lad's father and mother, his best friend, his teddy bear and closet monster, the tooth fairy and other associates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Q POOTLE 5 by Nick Butterworth
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2001

"An unfolding, poster-sized party scene brings up the rear of this droll close encounter of the silly kind. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A burned-out rocket booster puts a kink in pudgy, green Q Pootle 5's plans to make it to his friend Z Pootle 6's birthday party on the Moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RESCUE PARTY by Nick Butterworth
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A cozy little story, distinguished by amiable illustrations and an entertaining foldout of the denouement, with a score of appealing creatures tugging, with varying effectiveness, on the long rope. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The picnic that Percy the park-keeper and his animal friends are enjoying is interrupted when a little rabbit falls into a deep, empty well. Read full book review >