Search Results: "Ross Bagdasarian"


BOOK REVIEW

FORGOTTEN FIRE by Adam Bagdasarian
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Kerop Bedoukian's Some of Us Survived (1978) and David Kherdian's Newbery Honor book The Road from Home (1979) are still in print, but this should find a new and appreciative readership. (Fiction. 12+)"
Bagdasarian's moving story of the little-told horror of the Armenian genocide is based on the recorded account by his great uncle. Read full book review >

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FIRST FRENCH KISS by Adam Bagdasarian
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Perhaps other sons dealing with critical fathers can take heart in that message. (Short stories. 12+)"
An autobiographical short-story collection from Bagdasarian (Forgotten Fire, 2000) chronicles his childhood and adolescence. Read full book review >

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CHILLY MILLY MOO by Fiona Ross
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Delightfully different, just like Milly Moo. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Individuality is the order of the day on this farm, where milk production (or lack thereof) depends on the weather. Read full book review >

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CENTIPEDE’S 100 SHOES by Tony  Ross
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"As Little Centipede's mom, who should know better, indulges his folly without comment, the tale's internal logic isn't sewn down very tightly; still, children who struggle with tying even two shoes will sympathize with Little Centipede's situation. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this cross between Jonathan London's Froggy Gets Dressed (1997) and Stuart Murphy's "MathStart" series, a little centipede buys a hundred shoes after stubbing a toe, and then spends most of the next few days learning the error of his ways. Read full book review >

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THE WHIRLYS AND THE WEST WIND by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Ross brings just the right touch to this fanciful blend of license and responsibility, both in her brisk, tongue-in-cheek narrative and in softly cross-hatched, amusingly detailed illustrations of the wide-eyed kids enjoying and coping with their independence. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the wind blows their parents away, the Whirly children check the phone book's emergency pages for help, but to no avail. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT A CHAIR! by Ross Burach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"While the slapstick may appeal to readers, sadly, this book is so confused and arbitrary, most of the humor falls flat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beleaguered giraffe tries to communicate that he isn't a chair. Read full book review >

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RITA’S RHINO by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Children's bookshelves can always use another picture book that combines a clever, well-meaning child with an animal hero and hilarious artwork. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Both Rita and her new pet rhinoceros—an escapee from the local zoo—learn that it's not so easy for a rhino to be a city girl's pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATER BABY by Ross Campbell
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: June 24, 2008

"Trying to be edgy with its no-holds-barred dialogue, this latest offering in the Minx line misses the mark and comes off as crude and at times, offensive. (Graphic novel. YA)"
Writer and artist Campbell introduces Brody, a rude surfer chick with a bad attitude who lives and plays by her own rules. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER PERFECT DAY by Ross MacDonald
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Still, children will roar at the droll swerves that fill this broad, hilarious episode. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Putting an even dizzier spin on familiar daily routines than Rod Clement did in his classic Just Another Ordinary Day (1997), New Yorker cartoonist MacDonald follows a mighty-thewed gent who energetically rises in the morning, shoots himself out of a circus cannon into a business suit, dives off a high platform into a tub of cereal, then roars off in a racing plane to his job as an ice cream taster. Read full book review >

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ACHOO! BANG! CRASH! by Ross MacDonald
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Endnote describes the process. (Picture book. 4+)"
Noise is a sure-fire theme in picture books and the cover alone will entice kids to this retro abecedarium akin to Brown's Noisy Book. Read full book review >

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A FAIRY TALE by Tony  Ross
by Tony Ross, illustrated by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Touching and unusual. (Young reader/Picture book. 4- 10)"
A sweet, whimsical tale set in one of Britain's uglier mill towns. Read full book review >