Search Results: "Rhode Montijo"


BOOK REVIEW

CLOUD BOY by Rhode Montijo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"This debut may have some resonance for older budding artists, but for younger audiences it offers no competition to Charles G. Shaw's ageless It Looked Like Spilt Milk (1947). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Using smoothly rounded forms and a very pale blue-and-white color scheme, comic artist Montijo explores the artistic impulse in a brief episode that's as insubstantial as the clouds he depicts. Read full book review >

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CHEWS YOUR DESTINY by Rhode Montijo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Perfectly paced and bursting with laughs, the tale will appeal to fans of humor and reluctant readers alike, who will identify with Gabby's sticky situation. (Fiction/graphic hybrid. 6-9)"
Chewing gum imbues a girl with gooey superpowers in this laugh-out-loud early chapter book. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"His 'noggin power' should win the day there, too. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A mix-up at the laundry leaves a fledgling superhero sans cape and powers in this laugh-laced kickoff to a new series. Read full book review >

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THE THREE SWINGIN’ PIGS by Vicky Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Montijo's red-hot pictures and Rubin's skit-scat-skedoodle words make this take-off a hand-clapping, foot-stomping romp. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Though as big and baaaaaad as ever—"I'm a classic fairy-tale villain," he proudly proclaims—the wolf has no better luck chowing down on jazz-combo piggies Satch, Mo and Ella than he did with their uncles in that other tale. Read full book review >

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GUM LUCK by Rhode Montijo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Good, sticky fun. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Gum Girl is back in this second adventure. Read full book review >

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LUCKY LUIS by Gary Soto
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The great illustrations would have benefited from simpler text. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young Latino rabbit must overcome a snack-based superstition in this baseball-centered picture book. Read full book review >

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BENNY SHARK GOES TO FRIEND SCHOOL by Lynn Rowe Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Solid rules; one wishes they were better learned and more consistently rewarded, though. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When "Be my buddy, or I'll bust your bones!" doesn't work for Benny, who is the classic shark cliché of a villain's villain, he takes Janice Jellyfish's words of wisdom to heart and attends Friend School. Read full book review >

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PAPERBACK ORIGINAL by William Rhode
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"A bit arch, but a good start all the same: British author Rhode, now New York-based, has a sharp eye, a sharper tongue, and he knows how not to waste words."
British slacker in India has to become a successful author within five years if he's to inherit a fortune. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1996

A message of acceptance and sharing shines from every page of this multilayered compilation, which presents the old ways and more current practices of more than 500 diverse California tribal groups. Read full book review >

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WHAT WOMEN WANT by Deborah L. Rhode
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Despite the presumptuous title, this is a serious analysis, designed to inform and to provoke discussion and action."
A thoroughly researched examination of the progress women in the United States have made toward gender equality and of the problems that still must be addressed. Read full book review >