Search Results: "Peter Maloney"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A mediocre text comprised of tortured meter makes this no easier on readers than the forced plot, but the illustrations are full of humor in the exaggerated lines of cartoons, and in the homely details: hair curlers, puffy slippers, and Kate's omnipresent hair bow. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A nonsensical rhyming tale of an unusual Christmas adventure shows the persistence of a heartbroken little girl trying to rescue Redbird. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2011

"A classy, well-turned piece of work. (Picture book. 3-5)"
American English, as a language, has much to answer for, not least being irregular plural nouns—foot, feet; mouse, mice; goose, geese—but this cut-above counting book explicates them by wedding the numbers two to ten to plurals while the number one introduces the singular of each. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELLY BUTTON BOY by Peter Maloney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Not a first choice for all collections, but a book that grows on you, especially if you're six and hate baths. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Everyone knows a boy like Billy. Read full book review >

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HIS MOTHER’S NOSE by Peter Maloney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"With its humor and gentle message of genetics, this is a story to be shared whenever the family photos get pulled off the shelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dedicated to the people who have made them who they are, Maloney and Zekauskas's (Belly Button Boy, 2000, etc) latest offering celebrates the fact that there is ". . . a little bit of everybody in everybody." Read full book review >

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READY RABBIT GETS READY! by Brenna Maloney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Kids might want to make stuffed rabbit toys of their own after meeting this beguiling bunny. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this quirky story illustrated with photographs, a stuffed toy named Ready Rabbit invents wildly imaginative activities to delay getting ready for school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICE TRY by Shane Maloney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"Tight pace, believable dialogue, terrific puzzle: Melbourne may have missed the Olympics, but they have a first-rate amateur sleuth."
Labor Party electorate officer Murray Whelan thinks he's got it made in the Australian shade. Read full book review >

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THE BRUSH-OFF by Shane Maloney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"The best news of all may be Murray's hint that plenty of bodies remain buried for the sequel."
Melbourne, 1989. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"The book tells the story of a young man's life in a way that will make readers almost forget his cerebral palsy—but they'll want to remember."
An engaging memoir from a man who has lived 26 years with cerebral palsy. Read full book review >

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STIFF by Shane Maloney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1999

"Americans willing to take in the dirty linen of the political system Down Under will come away with a middling mystery, some finely honed action scenes, and an earful of Maloney's lovely epitomes of the Australian Labor Party, 'an organization which, next to itself, loves the working man best.'"
It's no skin off Murray Whelan's nose when gargantuan Ekrem Bayraktar, shift supervisor at the Pacific Pastoral meat-packing plant in Coolaroo, is found squeezed among the higher-grade meats in Pacific's #3 freezer. Read full book review >

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PHILOMENA'S NEW GLASSES by Brenna Maloney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"An innovative and amusing story that will appeal to owners of guinea pigs, children with newly acquired glasses, and anyone with a sister. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A guinea pig named Philomena requires prescription eyeglasses, setting off a competition with her sisters in the acquisition of fashionable accessories. Read full book review >