Search Results: "Rob Dobrenski"


BOOK REVIEW

CRAZY by Rob Dobrenski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2011

"Clean, honest writing makes for an engaging read, particularly for 'couch' potatoes."
A licensed psychologist dishes about his patients, and himself. Read full book review >

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BLOWN AWAY by Rob Biddulph
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A master-class of picture-book writing and illustrating. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A rhyming picture book about the perils and joys of travel. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE A WORLD by Rob Gonsalves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"It may be interchangeable with its three predecessors, but it still provides peaceful, gently unsettling visions for young dreamers. (Picture book. 7-9) "
Imagine a new gallery of technically adroit paintings featuring M.C. Escher-like shifts in images and perspective: Gonsalves' fourth, and first solo, pictorial outing. Read full book review >

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MONSTER ON THE HILL by Rob Harrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Just plain monstrous fun. (Graphic fantasy. 9-12)"
In an alternative 19th-century England, monsters both thrill and protect their towns. Read full book review >

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FIRST NUMBERS by Rob Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Designed to prompt discussion, these poorly designed titles will only perplex. (Board book. 2-4)"
This busy board book mixes large numerals, photographs and counting questions to dubious effect. Read full book review >

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THE INVISIBLE KINGDOM by Rob Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Dim and dismal. (Illustrated fiction. 11-13, adult)"
Cut-paper silhouettes illustrate this large-format tale of a young prince's efforts to break the chains of loneliness and isolation imposed on him by his high station. Read full book review >

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THE INVINCIBLE KINGDOM by Rob Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Admire the pictures, skip the thoroughly overblown text. (Illustrated fiction. 11-13)"
A fugitive king finds his queen and his true calling in this trilogy closer. Read full book review >

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THE GRIZZLY BEAR WHO LOST HIS GRRRRR! by Rob Biddulph
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This may not be GRRRRReat, but it's pretty darned good. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two bears vie for the title of Best Bear in the Wood in this picture book. Read full book review >

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THE KINGDOM REVEALED by Rob Ryan
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Unfortunately, the artwork isn't enough to save this book from itself. (Illustrated fiction. 13 & up)"
A reluctant young king escapes the confines of the palace to experience life in the surrounding city. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >