Search Results: "Rex Barron"


BOOK REVIEW

SHOWDOWN AT THE FOOD PYRAMID by Rex Barron
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"A bit pedantic, but useful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Once there was a happy and strong food pyramid that worked hard to show people what to eat each day." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REX by Simon James
by Simon James, illustrated by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A cozy bit of new-family making—perhaps better not taken too literally. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Single parenting, T. Rex style. Read full book review >

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REX by José Manuel Prieto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2009

"A shimmering Fabergé egg of a novel, so hermetic and tightly knit that many readers may fall by the wayside. But those who loved the inspired legerdemain of Prieto's debut should not miss it."
Another Nabokovian puzzle shrouded in carefully maintained ambiguity, from the acclaimed author of the Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire (1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REX by Ursula Dubosarsky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Young readers, dinophiles and (if there are any) otherwise, will be eager to answer the closing question: 'What would you do if Rex came to visit you?' (Picture book. 6-8)"
A small, shy-looking chameleon is transformed into a giant dinosaur each night in this imagination-stretching import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EGGBERT by Tom Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 1994

Capped with a cheery beret, Eggbert amuses the denizens of the fridge with his paintings; but when his cracks are noticed, he is evicted (``Eggs with cracked shells were not allowed to stay''), with sad good-byes from the other eggs and glares from the veggies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRMA by Tom Ross
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"Ross and Barron (Eggbert, 1994) suggest that dreams don't come easy, but Irma's flight is a high-concept, one- joke idea, less a picture book than a series of static paintings for a story that never gets off the ground. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Irma has a dream. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMANTHASAURUS REX by B.B. Mandell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Skip this one, and choose instead something featuring both a strong, resourceful girl and a story worthy of her. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A plucky dinosaur uses her brains and creativity to save her family from a fiery volcano. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EREC REX by Kaza Kingsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"That, along with a notably quirky supporting cast and plenty of heroic behavior, combines to carry readers through. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Erec (think Harry), "a normal boy with a few minor exceptions," spends most of his second outing in the magical land of Alypium angry at King Piter (think Dumbledore) and others for refusing to reveal his real identity and parentage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EREC REX by Kaza Kingsley
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2006

"Closing with the news that the young hero still has 12 tasks to fulfill, this light but not insubstantial outing definitely belongs aboard the Potter wagon, but merits a seat toward the front. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Entertaining magics and magical gear, along with polished vignettes from Grant, animate familiar fantasy tropes in this seriocomic debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGOSAURUS REX by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"It may feel as though there are a few too many dinosaur picture books around, but for how well this one brings lovable Sadie to life, it deserves a place on the shelf. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The canon of books about oversized and/or inappropriate pets for kids gets yet another addition, but with a dinosaur, this one rises above the herd. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEA REX by Molly Idle
by Molly Idle, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Sure to be enjoyed by tea-party enthusiasts, and even dino fans with no use for a teapot will find themselves drawn to this clever tale of a not-entirely-civilized beast of the past. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Emily Post herself could not come up with a more proper set of guidelines for entertaining a visitor from the Cretaceous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"A unique testimonial from today's professional, highly specialized military, with a clear extra appeal to animal lovers."
Straightforward telling of an unusual wartime narrative: the reintroduction of the Marines' Military Working Dog (MWD) teams to frontline combat for the first time since Vietnam. Read full book review >