Search Results: "Sam Loman"


BOOK REVIEW

A SPECIAL TREASURE by Sam Loman
by Sam Loman, illustrated by Sam Loman, developed by Atmos BV
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 10, 2011

"More care with details and less outright commercialism would raise this app out of the ordinary (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
This pleasantly illustrated story app is marred by lack of attention to detail and an ending that entreats the viewer to buy additional apps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW by Sam Usher
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"With toys coming to life, all the fun in the snow, and the lovely child-grandparent relationship, this is a welcome addition to the winter bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With untouched snow outside, all a boy wants to do is to go to the park, but there is an obstacle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOCTOR MEOW’S BIG EMERGENCY by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Inaugurates the Whoops-a-Daisy World series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Under the auspices of the Kiss-it-Better Hospital, the intrepid Dr. Meow turns catastrophe into a happy ending. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. PUSSKINS by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Never mind the deficiency of details about how a cat can dial a phone, this shaggy story of 'cattitude' is amusing and unadulterated fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Meet Mr. Pusskins: The orange tabby on the cover scowling underneath his name and title will make readers grin or even chuckle. Read full book review >

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BEEP! BEEP! by Sam Hearn
by Sam Hearn, illustrated by Sam Hearn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Toddlers who need the board-book pages will be confused by the story, and there are better choices for preschoolers fascinated by cars and trucks. (Board book. 1-3)"
Like Eric Barclay's Counting Dogs (2015), a sturdy "book in a box" that will hold up to rough handling. Read full book review >

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THE SADDEST TOILET IN THE WORLD by Sam Apple
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"How many toilet-training manuals take the toilet's side? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Feeling hurt because young Danny refuses to sit on it, a toilet heads for…browner pastures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Warmth by Sam Wolfson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A gleefully convoluted tapestry of subplots that will have conspiracy theorists reading it a second time."
An Aussie gets caught up in a global conspiracy after he becomes a suspect in a political assassination in Wolfson's debut dystopian thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTER LOVES HALLOWEEN! by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"This one's a real treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Halloween is coming, and Otter is taking the holiday quite seriously, picking out the best pumpkin, choosing an appropriately scary costume, and thoroughly decorating the house—but when trick-or-treaters come, she is in for an unexpected surprise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ODYSSEY by Sam Ita
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Homer himself would be agog. (Pop-up classic. 10-13)"
A highlight-reel version of Odysseus' journey home, framed as a graphic novel and plastered with fantastically dramatic pop-ups and other special effects. Read full book review >

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MR. PUSSKINS AND LITTLE WHISKERS by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: May 20, 2008

"Feline fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Pusskins may have met his match in this amusing sequel to Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAIN by Sam Usher
Kirkus Star
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Bright, colorful joy for the rainiest of days. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Seeing the window beaded with morning raindrops, the white child narrator can't wait to get out into the wet, but Granddad says they should wait until the weather clears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BANDIT OF BARBEL BAY by Sam Bosma
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 19, 2016

"Fans will be breathing down Bosma's neck for the third. (Graphic fantasy. 12-18)"
Just as its predecessor, Fantasy Sports, Vol. 1, did, this manga-inspired volume features Wiz-Kid, a brown-skinned young female wizard apprentice, and Mug, a barbarous tomb raider. Read full book review >