Search Results: "Rob Baggett"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION

"An important manual for those brave enough to face their shortcomings."
A middle-school guidance counselor offers passionate words of wisdom regarding the profound American need for responsibility, trust and character. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPLAT THE CAT by Rob Scotton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Given Splat's popularity and the potential of a haunted house, this lackluster effort is a real disappointment. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Only the most avid fans of Splat the Cat will cheer for this lift-the-flap Halloween story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUSSELL AND THE LOST TREASURE by Rob Scotton
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"Place this take on the value of family pictures alongside the similarly themed likes of Amy Hest's Guess Who, Baby Duck (2004) and Deborah Blumenthal's Aunt Claire's Yellow Beehive Hair, illus by Mary GrandPré (2001). (Picture book. 6-8)"
The woolly with the big personality and the extremely long nightcap (Russell the Sheep, 2005) finds a buried chest filled with—well, not the "treasure" he's expecting. Read full book review >

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BYE-BYE BOZWELL BEAR by Rob Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2003

"Also amusing are the subtly placed insect antics in the background. (Picture book. 3-5)"
After teasing his sister, messing up the kitchen, making a fuss over lunch, and turning his music up too loud, Bozwell Bear is fed up with being told off by his over-demanding family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TROLL WHO CRIED WOLF by Rob Harrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A most admirable troll, notwithstanding the big floppy ears and flyaway orange hair. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 10-12)"
Beleaguered middle school troll Zarf gets a chance to show his true mettle when the Big Bad Wolf's motorcycle-riding minions take the Littlepig family hostage in this sequel to The Trouble with Weasels (2014). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUSSELL THE SHEEP by Rob Scotton
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Quite a contrast to the usual run of ovine-driven snoozers, like Phyllis Root's Ten Sleepy Sheep, illustrated by Susan Gaber (2004). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Scotton makes a stylish debut with this tale of a sleepless sheep—depicted as a blocky, pop-eyed, very soft-looking woolly with a skinny striped nightcap of unusual length—trying everything, from stripping down to his spotted shorts to counting all six hundred million billion and ten stars, twice, in an effort to doze off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TROLL OVERBOARD by Rob Harrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A series that began as a Wimpy Kid wannabe moves up to a cabin in first class. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 10-12)"
Zarf, middle school troll, is tricked into a quest for magic beans that takes him into—and then out of—the belly of the beast. Blech. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST WORDS by Rob Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Bright but small pictures provide many opportunities for vocabulary development when read one-on-one, but don't try to use this in a group setting. (Board book. 1-3)"
A busy addition to the Bright Start Right Start series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAVING MR. TERUPT by Rob Buyea
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"A warmly gracious invitation to a convincing middle school world. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Seventh-graders Alexia, Anna, Danielle, Jessica, Jeffrey, Luke, and Peter struggle to hold on to the bonds formed in Mr. Terupt's class in fifth and sixth grade and to their favorite teacher, whose job is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"A worthy overview that may well inspire readers to become 'Dog Champions.' (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
An informative and visually varied introduction to problems affecting dogs worldwide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECAUSE OF MR. TERUPT by Rob Buyea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"No one is perfect in this feel-good story, but everyone benefits, including sentimentally inclined readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
During a school year in which a gifted teacher who emphasizes personal responsibility among his fifth graders ends up in a coma from a thrown snowball, his students come to terms with their own issues and learn to be forgiving. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOLLOWPOINT by Rob Reuland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2001

"Jaundiced prosecutors, cynical cops, victims no better than they should be, loveless coupling, and endless, meaningless violence: here is God's plenty for readers who wonder whether John Grisham's playbook may be a few chapters short."
This first novel from a Brooklyn A.D.A. is—what else?—a report from the trenches of the Brooklyn District Attorney's office. Read full book review >