Search Results: "Rob Gonsalves"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

IMAGINE A DAY by Sarah L. Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Viewers who enjoy poring over such painterly imagination-stretchers as Quint Buchholz's Collector of Moments (1999) or Sarah Perry's If— (1995) will sink into this, too. (Picture book. 7-10)"
"Imagine a day . . . when the edge of the map is only the beginning of what we can explore." Read full book review >

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IMAGINE A NIGHT by Sarah Thomson
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2003

"Beguiling fare for fans of the likes of Chris Van Allsburg's Mysteries of Harris Burdick (1984), Steve Johnson's As the City Sleeps (2002), or Quint Buchholz's subtler Collector of Moments (1999). (Picture book. 6-12)"
With a set of moonlit, dreamily mysterious scenes, each of which features an M.C. Escher-like transformation, Gonsalves invites viewers to drift past reality's familiar borders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMAGINE A PLACE by Sarah L. Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"Still, each picture will bring new wonders to armchair sightseers. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Having invited young dreamers to Imagine a Night (2003) and Imagine a Day (2005), Thomson poetically guides further travel into a new set of surreal, elaborately detailed interiors and landscapes created by Gonsalves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUBNORMS by Jeff Gonsalves
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2000

"The plot's none too rigorously worked out, and the splatterpunk tendencies run out of control but, overall: graphic, energetic, and packing a dizzying emotional wallop."
Eye-opening global meltdown yarn from newcomer Gonsalves and this Philadelphia-based small press. 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 >

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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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >