Search Results: "Ross Kinnaird"


BOOK REVIEW

50 BODY QUESTIONS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"A tour (de force) through the human body that's eminently understandable and entertaining and even often quite funny. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Anatomy and physiology presented in a readable, comprehensible and entertaining format. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A broadly focused look at the topic, neither systematic nor forceful, but well designed for browsers with casual interest or short attention spans. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
An airy survey of the effects of climate through history and prehistory, from the initial case of "planetary flatulence" that created Earth's atmosphere to the effects of whale poop, the computer industry and less-frequent bathing on levels of greenhouse gases. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

50 BURNING QUESTIONS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Accessibly written and appealingly designed, the book is formatted in a way that it can be either browsed or read cover to cover. (further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This lighthearted, informative look at a fascinating subject poses such playfully provocative questions as "Who's for dinner?" and "Would you like some gunpowder in your stew?" and should spark interest in reluctant readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

50 UNDERWEAR QUESTIONS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A popular subject, but Lloyd Kyi never gets to the bottom of it. (further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Snappy writing gives this history some "briefs" appeal, but it's too scantily clad in specifics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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I WANT TO BE by Tony  Ross
by Tony Ross, illustrated by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Though the joke about contradictions between the grownups' words and actions is strung out almost too far, Ross's sly caricatures and visual innuendoes add considerable humor and subtlety to his simple-seeming story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The little princess decides it's time to grow up: ``Perhaps I should be different'' (holding her teddy over a potty) but how? Read full book review >

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THERE'S A GIRAFFE IN MY SOUP by Ross Burach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A zany read-aloud book for the youngest of diners. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Lively and quirky, Burach's first picture-book outing aims to send kids into fits of giggles. Read full book review >