Search Results: "Phil Cummings"


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BOOM BAH! by Phil Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Hide the silverware! (Picture book. 2-6)"
Farm animals build a percussion band one "Ting!" at a time. Read full book review >

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GOODNESS GRACIOUS! by Phil Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

``Goodness gracious! Read full book review >

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NEWSPAPER HATS by Phil Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This gentle, brief, and touching story introduces the challenges of interacting with a family member living with dementia and will spark some discussion for families in this situation. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A little girl adds a touch of familiarity to her grandfather's world during a loving visit to his nursing home. Read full book review >

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BOOM BAH by Phil Cummings
by Phil Cummings, illustrated by Nina Rycroft, developed by Kane Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2012

"The story and illustrations are charming, but the app underutilizes the opportunities presented by the format. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Pleasant animal characters use household items to create a marching band in this app based on an Australian picture book of the same name (2010). Read full book review >

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ANANSE AND THE LIZARD by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Sleekly round, shiny black Ananse appears the perfect unctuous schemer, and those familiar with the legends surrounding him will enjoy his comeuppance. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Ananse is the tricked rather than the trickster in this addition to the pantheon of tales featuring the sneaky spider. Read full book review >

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GIDDY-UP, DADDY! by Troy Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"For an unabashedly unsentimental laugh-out-loud tale that celebrates fathers' loving, playful side—as well as their stamina—look no further. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this hilarious romp, a daddy must call upon his stellar horsing-around abilities to guarantee a good time be had by all. Read full book review >

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RISE OF THE BALLOON GOONS by Troy Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"An unusually promising series opener for proto-Goosebumps fans. (Light horror. 8-10)"
A discarded notebook with information on disquieting creatures like the Rhinoceraptor and the Forkupine isn't the only surprise waiting in Stermont for nerdy Alexander Bopp and his oblivious dad. Read full book review >

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MY AUNT CAME BACK by Pat Cummings
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"The aunt wears wild and exotic clothing throughout, and sports wonderfully decorated and adorned braids, but what emerges is her independence and sense of adventure, which she succinctly and affectionately passes on to her niece in very few pages. (Board book. 1-3)"
An unusual board book—and entry in the Harper Growing Tree series—that stars an irresistible aunt and a galloping text. Read full book review >

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ANGEL BABY by Pat Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Older siblings will really appreciate this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cummings (My Aunt Came Back, 1998, etc.) provides another glimpse of real life in this exuberant family story. Read full book review >

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WHAT MR. MATTERO DID by Priscilla Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Too much content, not enough style. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Dual narrators relate the story of a middle-school music teacher accused of improperly touching three of his students. Read full book review >

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A FACE FIRST by Priscilla Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"The burn unit procedures carry a fascination of their own and will appeal to those readers who love weepy medical dramas, but Kelley's ordinariness ultimately keeps her story ordinary, too. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When 12-year-old Kelley is terribly burned in an automobile accident, she must heal not only physically, but psychologically as well. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An amusing and informative memoir about an alternative approach to education."
A mother's candid and humorous account of the exploits of homeschooling her child. Read full book review >