Search Results: "Nick Bantock"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FORGETTING ROOM by Nick Bantock
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 29, 1997

"Armon's final artwork, meant to justify his long personal journey, is actually less impressive than his first drawing—in keeping with Bantock's also ponderous style with its New Ageish idioms that ultimately recall Chopra more than Lorca. ($115,000 ad/promo; TV satellite tour)"
The high production values of Bantock's latest—with its thick paper, wide margins, and inviting typeface—can't compensate for a weak narrative and often generic-looking illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CANTERBURY TALES by Geoffrey Chaucer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2009

"A not-very-illuminating updating of Chaucer's Tales."
Continuing his apparent mission to refract the whole of English culture and history through his personal lens, Ackroyd (Thames: The Biography, 2008, etc.) offers an all-prose rendering of Chaucer's mixed-media masterpiece. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD KITTY DRAWN TO TROUBLE by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Surprisingly (and sneakily) instructional, totally hilarious…and worth every penny. (glossary, recipe) (Graphic/nonfiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Bad Kitty takes on her greatest foe: Sillier than Puppy, mightier than Uncle Murray, scarier than a bath…it's her creator! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHACKLETON by Nick Bertozzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"A top-shelf rendition of one of the greatest survival stories to come out of the Age of Exploration. (source list) (Graphic historical fiction. 10-16)"
With just a hint of artistic license, a retelling in graphic form of the ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD KITTY GETS A BATH by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Multiple copies are a must. (Fiction. 5-12)"
Bad Kitty usually cleans herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARK IN THE PARK! by Nick Sharratt
ANIMALS
Released: June 11, 2002

"And although the premise is tried and true, Sharratt's design is fresh and fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Cartoon-bright colors saturate lively spreads in Sharratt's (Eat Your Peas, 2000, etc.) clever offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOING! by Nick Bruel
by Nick Bruel, illustrated by Nick Bruel
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A substantial leap over David McKee's similarly themed but pedestrian Elmer and the Kangaroo (2000) and a jumpstart on counting. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Common sense works when encouragement doesn't in this bouncy solo debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD KITTY GOES TO THE VET by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Even a brush with death (or a bad tooth) can't reform this Bad Kitty. Good thing. We'd miss her! (Graphic/nonfiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Bad Kitty isn't eating? It must be a sign of the apocalypse…or worse. Read full book review >