Search Results: "Peter Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

MY TEACHER IS A MONSTER! (NO, I AM NOT.) by Peter Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Here's hoping readers who are similarly challenged in the behavior department will get both messages: Teachers are people, and they give back what they get. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A behaviorally challenged little boy for whom paper airplanes are a particular weakness learns to see his teacher as a person when he meets her outside the classroom. Read full book review >

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THE FABULOUS BOUNCING CHOWDER by Peter Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Chowder's oddly endearing attempts to connect with others of his own kind have a certain appeal for those who love an underdog. (Picture book. 4-8)"
That wacky but winsome bulldog named Chowder is back for another attempt to connect with other canines, this time at the Fabu Pooch Boot Camp, a sleep-away camp for pampered pooches who are already beautiful and well-behaved but still working on improving their "fabulousness." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A hefty yet lucid contribution to the history of early Christianity."
Render unto Caesar, quoth the New Testament—even when Caesar is the church that Peter built. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KALINE KLATTERMASTER’S TREE HOUSE by Haven Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Worth the effort, though, for those who persevere will find abundant laughter and sweet resolution. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Kaline Klattermaster, fresh out of third grade, is one of those kids who TALKS IN CAPITAL LETTERS, has a crazy mother and moves between his imaginary world and the real world with breathtaking frequency. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WILD ROBOT by Peter Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Thought-provoking and charming. (Science fiction/fantasy. 7-11)"
A sophisticated robot—with the capacity to use senses of sight, hearing, and smell—is washed to shore on an island, the only robot survivor of a cargo of 500. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. TIGER GOES WILD by Peter Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Hooray for Mr. Tiger and his wild ways! (Picture book. 3-7)"
There's a lot to go wild for in this picture-book celebration of individuality and self-expression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND! by Peter Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"While many friendship stories verge on twee, this title eschews the cute and allows kids to both identify with and pity Lucy's struggle to find her own bosom companion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Finding a friend is less a matter of sheer will than quiet acceptance in this charming new work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLIGHT OF THE DODO by Peter Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"Children will happily fly with him. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Brown's debut offers young readers insight into the pleasures of having a dream . . . and going for it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CURIOUS GARDEN by Peter Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"In an author's note he describes the greening of Manhattan's abandoned Highline, which inspired this hopeful little paean to the persistence of growing things in the dreariest places. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Liam, a curious little boy who likes to be outside, lives in a city "without gardens or trees or greenery of any kind." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN MAKE TERRIBLE PETS by Peter Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"The story lacks depth and subtlety, although young children may find the role reversal hilarious, and the catchy title and '50s nouveau art provide a soupçon of charm. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Lucy, a tutu-clad bear child, begs her mother to allow her to keep a small boy she finds in the forest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHOWDER by Peter Brown
by Peter Brown, illustrated by Peter Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"He has mean eyes and a scary countenance, particularly on the cover, where he looks like he'd like to bite an unsuspecting reader. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The very first page of this decidedly different dog story lets the reader know that Chowder the bulldog does things his own way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 20, 2003

"A well-written, matter-of-fact account about a vanished hand-to-mouth occupation."
A memoir of driving new cars and trucks from Detroit for delivery in Los Angeles over a nine-year span, 1949-58. Read full book review >