Search Results: "Pete Napolitano"


BOOK REVIEW

PRODUCE PETE'S 'FARMACOPEIA' by Pete Napolitano
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1994

"Corny year-round. (75 illustrations, not seen)"
It is a sign of this book's lackadaisical presentation that even the subtitle (``from apples to zucchini, and everything in between...'') is inaccurate. Read full book review >

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OUTLAW PETE by Bruce Springsteen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A handsome, undercooked curio best enjoyed by Springsteen's devoted—and in conjunction with the source material."
Cartoonist Caruso (Heart Transplant, 2010, etc.) adapts Springsteen's song about the inescapability of one's own nature into a picture book.Read full book review >

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PETE & PICKLES by Berkeley Breathed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"08), this clash of personalities is enhanced in the art by an extreme size differential, and the result is a comically silly, warmly affirmative package. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Out the window goes Pete the pig's perfectly predictable routine one stormy night when Pickles, a free-spirited fugitive circus elephant, comes crashing in. Read full book review >

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PETE ROSE by Kostya Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014

"A remarkable book about a fascinating, vexing figure."
A reflection on the meaning of legendary baseball player Pete Rose. Read full book review >

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DIRTBALL PETE by Eileen Brennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Introduced so late in the proceedings, it's like the author threw a little water on our hero, muddying his heart-robbing filthiness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Visually, Dirtball Pete is a charmer—a begrimed lad with a thatch of unruly hair, a crooked smile and button eyes as black as tar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMARTYPANTS (PETE IN SCHOOL) by Maira Kalman
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

"The humor and details won't work for group readings, but this is an excellent choice for early readers to try on their own or with a playful adult. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A delightful, cleverly written combination of wackiness and academia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETE THE SHEEP-SHEEP by Jackie French
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 17, 2005

"It's a sweetly fleecy tale of outsider-makes-good, the genially inevitable ending entirely satisfying. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a sort of "queer eye for the straight sheep," a mild-mannered shearer and his sheep-sheep show a trio of tough shearers how to get in touch with their stylish sides. Read full book review >

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HALF-PINT PETE THE PIRATE by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"Serviceable and forgettable. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of zzzzzz. Read full book review >

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FOR THE LOVE OF PETE by Jan Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Neither occasional implausible leaps in character logic (a restaurant owner's incredible generosity; a phantom pregnancy sequence) nor the abrupt ending can fray the homespun integrity of Marino's tale. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Marino (The Day That Elvis Came to Town, 1991) sends a distinctive cast on an odyssey through the South of the late 70's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETE LIKES BUNNY by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"This solid beginning reader in picture-book format offers a sympathetic take on a seldom-discussed situation. (Picture book/early reader. 5-8)"
McCully's newest addition to the I Like to Read series is a fresh take on a common school experience: a first crush. Read full book review >