Search Results: "Roger McGough"


BOOK REVIEW

DOTTY INVENTIONS by Roger McGough
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

With help from her robot Digby, young scientist Dotty Dabble enters such ill-conceived inventions as nasal floss, voice-activated socks, and thermal dentures in a competition. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2005

"Only a kid on the loose in a candy store would display more sheer joy than McGough at his great good luck."
A winsome little reminiscence of two years spent at the Bronx Zoo. Read full book review >

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NUMBERS by Roger Priddy
by Roger Priddy, illustrated by Roger Priddy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Though creative, this selection doesn't shine. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
This interactive concept book provides some visually appealing but poorly constructed images. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF FOUR SEASONS by Roger Duvoisin
Released: July 1, 1956

"Nice."
Father, Mother, Billy and Suzy buy a house in the country, a nice house with shutters, and their discussions about what color to paint it come to more than family quibbling. Read full book review >

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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 >

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REUNION by Roger Essley
by Roger Essley, illustrated by Roger Essley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

"A creative introduction to time travel—and to the way that ordinary-seeming remnants of the past can become windows into a once-vibrant time. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
While Jon's grandmother naps, she leaves him to look at an old photo album entitled Paul's Fantastic Photos—1915. Read full book review >

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TOYS by Roger Priddy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"An unassuming little gem. (Board books. 6-18 mos.)"
A bright pink cover contains a simple yet ingenious vocabulary builder for young babies. Read full book review >

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BABY TOUCH AND FEEL HONK! HONK! by Roger Priddy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"A couple are pretty lame—the fire engine has shiny foil lights, the pickup a similarly shiny grill—and appeal more to the eye than the fingers, but overall, this bruiser will likely see plenty of use. (Ages 1-2)"
With testosterone fairly vibrating from its pages, this vertically oriented, slightly oversized book celebrates Big Machines That Go Vroom, including a semi, a dump truck, a fire engine, a backhoe, a pickup and a concrete mixer: "This is a very useful truck / With an important job to do, / Mixing up the concrete / And delivering it too!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMONG WHALES by Roger Payne
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Payne has delivered more than the most dedicated whale enthusiast could ask for: a book of great beauty, integrity, and understanding, pure pleasure even if you can't tell a sperm from a killer."
Befitting a creature with a heart weighing six tons, freelance writer and biologist Payne brings a lot of love, an encyclopedic knowledge, and an expansive imagination to this exquisitely written study of whales. Read full book review >

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THE WILLIAMSON EFFECT by Roger Zelazny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"And Fred Saberhagen's own dread Berserkers clash with Williamson's Humanoids in a showdown that will have topped many a fan's wish list."
Fourteen original tales and several poems, with an Introduction by David Brin, in tribute to the influential, much- loved, well-respected and (fortunately) long-lived Jack Williamson (b. 1908), though it's ironic that both editor Zelazny and contributor John Brunner died during the book's gestation. Read full book review >