Search Results: "Sarah Weeks"


BOOK REVIEW

HONEY by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"In all, it's an unsuccessful follow-up to Weeks' Pie (2011), but word-loving Melody is appealing, and her appended list of nail-polish colors is somewhat amusing. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Melody Bishop's peaceful life with her widower father is upset when the annoying 6-year-old next door comes home from the beauty parlor with some gossip. Read full book review >

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GLAMOURPUSS by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Sophisticated vocabulary and pop-culture references may well fly over the heads of children, making this fizzy, exuberant entertainment a treat that is best shared by an adult with a penchant for screwball comedy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lighthearted twist on the traditional antagonism between cats and dogs takes place in an over-the-top upper-crust world. Read full book review >

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OGGIE COODER by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Gentle humor with a satisfying message for middle-grade readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Quirky fourth-grader Oggie Cooder has a unique talent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REGULAR GUY by Sarah Weeks
Released: June 30, 1999

"The whole thing blows up in a melodramatic misinterpretation, as Guy figures out that there is no place like home—a foreordained ending in a novel that starts with a thin premise and grows flimsier with each page. (Fiction. 9-12)"
PLB 0-06-028368-8 A boy finds himself so ill-suited for his family that he believes he must have been switched at birth—a classic childhood hunch that in Weeks's first novel, by turns drab and exaggerated, falls pretty flat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUY TIME by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2000

"Light, readable, familiar fare. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In a fluffy sequel to Regular Guy (1999), Weeks propels her clueless seventh grader into both a hare-brained scheme to reunite his estranged parents and the rocky terra incognita of co-ed friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIE by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Warm, delicious and filling. (recipes, pie credits) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
What do you get when you take some scrumptious pie recipes, stir in a mix-up of a mystery involving an overweight cat and a legacy, then add a sly satirical nod to the Newbery Medal? This irresistible confection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRANKIE by Sarah Weeks
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"The monster's response to the enthusiastic 'Happy birthday, Frankie' leaves the professor in pieces; Frankie, in the last spread, is seen wrench in hand, trying to reassemble him—a task that may prove as pointless as the book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-06-028522-2 The endpapers offer a clue as to what to expect, showing an alarming array of paint, body parts, clothing, and typeface, which will be used in the workshop of a round-headed man in glasses wearing an acid-green lab coat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUMPING THE SCRATCH by Sarah Weeks
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"A powerful story of a child's pain. (Fiction. 10+)"
Jamie's aunt has a strange kind of amnesia following a severe head injury. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUY WIRE by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Laughs won out over tears in Guy Strang's previous appearances (My Guy,2001; Guy Time, 2000, etc.), but not this time. Read full book review >

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SO B. IT by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Three stars on the soggy-hanky index. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Resilient Heidi It is the daughter of mentally deficient So B. It, but it's really neighbor Bernadette who raises her. Read full book review >

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MY GUY by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"Pure fluff. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Guy's mother announces her plans to marry Jerry, the father of Lana, Guy is devastated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNNY FUN by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Williams's figures are oversized, emphasizing the boldness of their romp, and the inviting design should attract the very young, but will parents want to encourage such (mis)behavior? (Picture book. 2-5)"
A rainy day triggers indoor mischief. Read full book review >