Search Results: "Quentin Dodd"


BOOK REVIEW

BEATNIK RUTABAGAS FROM BEYOND THE STARS by Quentin Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2001

"Owing as much to Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy as to all B-movie plots and conventions, this will draw chortles from readers who prefer their SF well-larded with surreal silliness. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Two high-school freshmen head off both a space war and an invasion of Earth in this freewheeling debut. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS OF NEPTUNE by Quentin Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Dodd plays for nothing but laughs, and often gets them with a story that should appeal to plenty of young readers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
With a strong nod to Daniel Pinkwater, this feather-light sci-fi comedy features a high-school girl kidnapped by aliens for an intergalactic beauty contest on Neptune. Read full book review >

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LOVEYKINS by Quentin Blake
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

Engaging with eccentricity is rarely a smooth road, which is why a pairing of quirky and endearing often rings hollow. Read full book review >

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BABY AND ME by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Pushing actual child care duties off on preschoolers is a nonstarter, but this may help prepare younger prospective sibs for family changes. (Pop-up/picture book. 3-4)"
A child with a doll demonstrates baby care in this sweet, decidedly purposeful outing. Read full book review >

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FOXY by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Kids nervous about their own first day may just fall asleep wishing for their own Foxy visitor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A very young girl's first-day-of-school jitters prompt a nighttime visit from Foxy, whose magical tail causes "school supplies" to appear, fairy-godmother style. Read full book review >

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BEST BEAR by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Nice enough bedtime reading for the very young. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's bedtime, and a little boy in red pajamas climbs the stairs with his best friend, a scruffy stuffed bear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORE AND MORE by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"High on message and low on content. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A monkey parent expresses love for all the bits and pieces of a monkey child. Read full book review >

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I AM SMALL by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A lovely, reassuring bedtime story with a simple message of parental affection that littlest listeners and readers will take to heart. (Picture book. 1-5)"
It's a big, scary world out there, but love can keep you safe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEST BEAR by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Nice enough bedtime reading for the very young. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's bedtime, and a little boy in red pajamas climbs the stairs with his best friend, a scruffy stuffed bear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG’S ABC by Emma Dodd
ABC BOOKS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"In Dog, children will find a kindred soul, one who gets hungry and tired and stung by a bee but mostly keeps an eye skinned for fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This color-shot ABC stars a rambunctious dog that resembles a meatloaf, though he is infinitely more appealing. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Easy and effective. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A pooch's pure white coat becomes a magnet for spills of all sorts in this foray into counting and colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CINDERELEPHANT by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Other fractured versions are funnier, while many straightforward versions are far more beautiful; opt for them. (Fractured fairy tale. 4-7)"
An extra-large take on the classic fairy tale. Read full book review >