Search Results: "Rob McClurkan"


BOOK REVIEW

AW, NUTS! by Rob McClurkan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A thin rendering of an uninspired story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What self-respecting squirrel wouldn't take off in hot pursuit of the Platonic acorn? Read full book review >

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DIVE IN! by Recess Monkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A good way to kick up an overly quiet storytime. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A watery romp not just to read, but to tap, tilt, and tickle. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >