Search Results: "Nick Penniman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"The authors are necessarily forceful, and they offer a well-written must-read for those ready to give up hope about politics and government in the United States."
An examination of how "the rapid proliferation of a system akin to oligarchy—within our own country—threatens to cripple our march forward." 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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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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 >