Search Results: "Rob Roth"


BOOK REVIEW

WHY BUTTERFLIES GO BY ON SILENT WINGS by Marguerite W. Davol
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"A lovely appeal for quiet contemplation of nature's gifts. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Davol (The Loudest, Fastest, Best Drummer in Kansas, 2000, etc.) spins an original pourquoi tale of when the world was young and butterflies were dressed in dull colors, earth-tones of browns and grays and washed-out pinks and purples. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOBIAH'S WELL by Donna W. Guthrie
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Still, the message of troubles cooperatively addressed has merit, while Roth's dark, translucent watercolors are appealingly expressive. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``A Modern African Folktale''—which, here, seems to mean an original story set in generic Africa (``Long ago in a far-off land where it had not rained for many years''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FISHING FOR METHUSELAH by Roger Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1998

"A rousing adventure with irascible, lovable heros. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Roth delivers an unabashedly outrageous tale about the one that got away in this saga of two competitive fishermen and the wise fish that teaches them a lesson about friendship. Read full book review >

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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THE TROUBLE WITH WEASELS by Rob Harrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Standard-issue knockoff, with personal and racial issues presented in mildly provocative ways, some gross bits and a few amusingly tweaked folk-tale tropes. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 10-12)"
A Web cartoonist and graphic novelist (Monster on the Hill, 2013) climbs aboard the crowded Wimpy Kid bandwagon with this tale of a middle schooler who belongs to a despised minority: He's a troll. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPLAT THE CAT by Rob Scotton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

"Sure to stir things up at storytime. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Splat is terrified of his first day at Cat School and "his tail wiggle[s] wildly with worry." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUSSELL’S CHRISTMAS MAGIC by Rob Scotton
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Kids will like the shiny, red roadster-sleigh, which has much more style than the standard model. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In the third story in a series about Russell the sheep, he comes to Santa's aid and saves Christmas through his inventiveness and hard work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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

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

DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
Released: May 3, 2011

"Guaranteed to fly off the shelves. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Cliques writ large take over in the first of a projected dystopian trilogy. Read full book review >