Search Results: "Richard Tulloch"


BOOK REVIEW

DANNY IN THE TOYBOX by Richard Tulloch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Greder's large, informal pictures extend the humor and the family interaction. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Tantrum time, followed by sulks: Danny's in the toybox and won't come out—never, for the rest of his life. Read full book review >

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FREAKY STUFF by Richard Tulloch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Aside from an earnest, unconvincing screed about violence on TV, this otherwise nonstop romp, which is strewn with faux-crude ink drawings done on torn loose-leaf (plus a set of small flip-page images), is perfectly tuned to its intended middle-grade audience. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In a second round of droll ups and downs, Brian, the young narrator of Weird Stuff (2006), struggles to cope with his little brother Matthew's total identification with a crew of kickboxing zombie fighters on a new TV show. Read full book review >

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WEIRD STUFF by Richard Tulloch
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Tulloch shoehorns in so many subplots, extraneous characters and earnest passages of creative writing advice that the tale seems overstuffed, but aspiring young writers, at least, will appreciate Brian's epiphany. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A lad discovers that the path to greater self-esteem is paved with Words in this angst-ridden, occasionally funny import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 26, 1989

The title says it all in this fatuous first novel by Australian ex-fashion editor Tulloch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DOG, BOB by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Quiet and clever, just like Bob. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy narrates a story about his dog, Bob, who can do amazing things around the house but can't accomplish standard dog tricks. Read full book review >

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THIS BOOK JUST ATE MY DOG by Richard Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Misses the mark. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A carnivorous book invites readers to participate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFE OF RICE by Richard Sobol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Using rice as a lens, this book delivers an engaging snapshot of Thailand and its people. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Many rice farmers all over Thailand still plant and harvest by hand, with the help of family members and such animals as water buffalo and elephants. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"First in a planned Traveling Photographer series, this will delight armchair explorers and animal lovers. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Wildlife photographer Sobol treks into Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to photograph critically endangered mountain gorillas. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 15, 2004

"Quite delightful. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
"Were the saints bonkers?" asks Brassey in this irreverent foray into the lives of 17 of the oldest saints in the Christian canon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GODSPEED, JOHN GLENN by Richard Hilliard
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A way to show very young readers an astronaut story, but Sally Ride's To Space and Back (1986) is much more engaging. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Hilliard's biography of John Glenn focuses on his first orbit of the earth in 1962 in Friendship 7, the Mercury capsule, but does briefly mention his early life and history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLATTER BASH! by Richard Keep
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"There are more appealing and authentic Day of the Dead books for this age group. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With its mix of English and Spanish ("Knock-knock! Read full book review >