Search Results: "Scott Nash"


BOOK REVIEW

UH-OH, BABY! by Nancy Coffelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"A sweet, simple story featuring a tenacious tot who is easy to love. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Coffelt and Nash (Catch That Baby, 2011) join forces again to give readers another glimpse into the topsy-turvy world of an endearing toddler named Rudy. Read full book review >

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SHRUNKEN TREASURES by Scott Nash
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Children won't get the jokes; adult readers won't laugh at them. (closing notes) (Satire. 10-12, adult)"
With his "Versizer," a literary shrink ray, Nash condenses works of Homer, Shakespeare, Proust, and six other classic authors into illustrated light verse. Read full book review >

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OVER THE MOON by Rachel Vail
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Although young readers might not get all the theatrical posturing and angst, Nash's funny illustrations, with the hand-lettered dialogue appearing in conversation balloons, will elicit plenty of smiles, making Vail's first picture book a giddy success. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Vail (Daring to be Abigail, 1996, etc.) reimagines a nursery rhyme as a Broadway production headed for disaster; running concurrent with the lines of the rhyme is the exasperated exchanges between noted director, Hiram "Hi" Diddle Diddle, and his uncooperative cow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICKLE AND PENGUIN by Lawrence David
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Fans of Peter Armour's unjustly neglected Stop That Pickle! (1993) will happily add this to the barrel. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Definitely setting new parameters for unlikely friendships, a strayed penguin and a lonely cucurbit go in search of each other after becoming separated on a busy New York City street. Read full book review >

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COWS GOING PAST by Bruce Balan
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

Using simply drawn figures and pale, clear colors, Nash transforms a catalog of common car-window sights into something deliciously uncommon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDPA’S OVERALLS by Tony Crunk
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Move over, Gingerbread Boy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Here's the strange and wonderful tale of an exasperating pair of overalls from the author of Big Mama (2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEACH DAY! by Patricia Lakin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"A great follow-up to the team's Snow Day (2000). (Picture book. 2-5)"
What at first blush appears to be an early-early reader with all the questionable charm of Dick, Jane, Sally, and Spot turns out to be a modest, yodeling read along (or at least reading the oversized words). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT IN THE RHINESTONE SUIT by John Carter Cash
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"With phrases seemingly thrown in because they rhyme, not because they advance any sort of plot, this is one to skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cash's latest is plagued with problems similar to those facing his previous two children's offerings, awkward syntax and poor scansion being the worst of these, but he also adds a new one to the mix: a thin, if enthusiastic plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETSY WHO CRIED WOLF by Gail Carson Levine
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2002

"A must-have. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Levine continues her tradition of reworked fairy tales with strong heroines begun with Ella Enchanted (1999) in this delightful tale of a bright young girl who can stand up for herself and the sheep she guards. Read full book review >

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SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE DINOSAUR STOMP by Carol Diggory Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The illustrations match the text's exuberance with drawings of boisterously striped and polka-dotted dinosaurs, who play bongos, dance congas, and kick up their heels. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dinosaurs get down and boogie at a Saturday all-night bash: Shields's rhymes and Nash's drawings create an extravaganza of prehistoric fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUFF FLUFF by Scott Nash
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Neither these pictures nor the overlong narrative capture the snappy tone of David Wisniewski's Tough Cookie (1999), Margie Palatini's Web Files (2001), or similar takeoffs, but still young readers will never regard their castoff beanie babies in quite the same light again. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Illustrator Nash flies solo with a plush-boiled whodunit set amidst the shadowed cardboard cartons of "Los Attic." Read full book review >

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THE HIGH-SKIES ADVENTURES OF BLUE JAY THE PIRATE by Scott Nash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An imaginative premise, fledged in showy if sometimes overdecorated finery. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A corvid catastrophe threatens swashbuckling Blue Jay and his mixed avian crew after a treetop shipwreck leaves them to the tender mercies of a murder of crows. Read full book review >