Search Results: "Ricky Riccardi"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2011

"Late Satch gets a deep look, but Riccardi's main theses remain unproven."
The second half of the trumpeter-singer's career receives a thorough but uneven chronicle. Read full book review >

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LIME RICKY by Jill Winters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2006

"The sex is hot, but the plot barely simmers."
A gorgeous California chef and an equally gorgeous New York fireman marinate in their hormones as murder stalks The Cooking Channel. Read full book review >

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RICKY RICOTTA'S GIANT ROBOT by Dav Pilkey
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Children younger than the Captain's readership may find this droll, but Pilkey's just treading water; so rudimentary is the plot, so stock the characters, and so free is this of humor, that it may sink like the proverbial lead balloon. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The mind behind the redoubtable Captain Underpants teams up with a new illustrator for a new series, featuring a pipsqueak mouse and his humongous metal friend. Read full book review >

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RICKY RICOTTA'S MIGHTY ROBOT by Dav Pilkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"An uninspired retread, still with only hints of the wit and silly humor that light up Pilkey's other series. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
New, all-color illustrations on shiny paper add gloss to this reboot of a Captain Underpants also-ran. Read full book review >

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RICKY AND THE SQUIRREL  by Guido van Genechten
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2010

"Other titles on the topic are not lacking, but this nicely matter-of-fact one offers an open discussion without forcing an obvious therapeutic agenda on its audience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This Dutch import introduces the ideas of death and the afterlife in a simple, low-key way. Read full book review >

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RICKY AND THE BROKEN BOX by Rick Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2017

"A subtly instructive, satisfying, and warm family tale."
For three siblings, a stay at their grandparents' house becomes intriguing when they decide to restore a special music box in this debut illustrated children's book. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2011

"Riccardi (The Oriental Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, 2003) brings variety and clever roman à clef strokes to this volume while maintaining the core charm and panache of the Holmes oeuvre."
A Baker Street dozen of "new" cases featuring the imperishable sleuth. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Also containing a rather lame flip-o-rama and instructions on how to draw the characters, this book is silly good fun. (Fiction. 7-10)"
It's easy to see how Pilkey's high-action, easy-reading chapter novel with a comic-book feel would appeal to younger readers. Read full book review >

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CRAZY-PENNY by Ricky Taillefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"A quirky but barely comprehensible novel."
Taillefer tells the story of man whose lucky coin starts to talk in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Part shtick, part goofy predictable adventure, the easy-to-read short novel will allow the early reader to turn pages quickly, feel successful, and have fun. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Pilkey and Ontiveros team up for another action-packed adventure with Ricky Ricotta and his robot (Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Venus, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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KENTUCKY TRAVELER by Ricky  Skaggs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Lacking the dirt of other high-profile music memoirs, Skaggs' life is an affirmation of hard work, drive and faith."
Legendary bluegrass and country musician Skaggs reflects on his life and career. Read full book review >