Search Results: "Robert Kinerk"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

"Manners help folks become easy with you.' (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
Manners in meter. Read full book review >

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CLORINDA TAKES FLIGHT by Robert Kinerk
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"High-flying fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kinerk and Kellogg pair up for another adventure featuring Clorinda, the cow with distinctly bigger-than-bovine aspirations. Read full book review >

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BEAR’S FIRST CHRISTMAS by Robert Kinerk
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Varying perspectives in the art add vitality and keep the story moving as the helpful bear assists the other animals. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A solitary brown bear finds new friends and the spirit of Christmas in this longer rhyming story with notable illustrations in acrylic washes and colored pencil by LaMarche. Read full book review >

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TIMOTHY COX WILL NOT CHANGE HIS SOCKS by Robert Kinerk
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Gammell's a good choice for illustrator, and will likely be finding more and more work in this era of farting dogs and histories of poop, but Horton the elephant's still the go-to guy for stick-to-it-iveness. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Providing ample evidence that he's no Dr. Seuss, Kinerk presents in wordy anapests young Timothy who, for no discernible reason beyond affirming his self-image as "the type who / gets an idea and then follows it through!" decides not to change his socks for a month. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLORINDA by Robert Kinerk
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Children expecting a Disneyfied happy-ever-after may take the point unwillingly, but should notice that Clorinda never abandons her dream, even after coming to realize that it's not going to work out exactly the way she had hoped. (Picture book. 8-10)"
A rotund farm animal with a big personality and a yen to dance heads for the Big City. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

ELECTRIC BEN by Robert Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"A work of breadth and energy, just like its subject; engaging and brimming with appeal for a wide audience. (Biography. 8-14)"
A beautifully realized labor of love and affection brings to life one of our brightest founding fathers. Read full book review >

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THE MOST AMAZING NIGHT BOOK by Robert Crowther
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Second, and an old problem at that, for institutional use: The book is not sturdy, and won't hold up to repeat viewings. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A cross between a book and a toy: Readers are invited to lift flaps, pull tabs, and turn wheels and watch windows open and close, trains and airplanes move, movies run, and Ferris wheels spin. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE WITCH MAGIC by Robert Bender
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A promising debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Broomhelga likes to imagine the wicked deeds she would do if she ever got a chance; then, when little Wanda, a cheerful trick- or-treater, comes dauntlessly into her house and begs for a broomstick ride, Broomhelga obliges—only to discover that Wanda's delight is the best reward. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS STORY by Robert Sabuda
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"This memorable interpretation will appeal to collectors of pop-up books and Christmas stories and to Christian families who would like a special version of the Nativity story to share on Christmas Eve. (Pop-up picture book/religion. 4 & up)"
The renowned paper engineer offers a retelling of the Nativity story. Read full book review >