Search Results: "Slap Happy Larry"


BOOK REVIEW

MIDNIGHT FEAST by Lynley Stace
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Beautiful, haunting and completely original, Roya's tale is a 12-course meal of intelligent storytelling. (activities, reading notes) (iPad storybook app. 9-16)"
An intricate, sophisticated and dreamy story of a teen's hunger for not only food, but the world she's built in her imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ARTIFACTS by Lynley Stace
Kirkus Star
by Lynley Stace, illustrated by Lynley Stace, developed by Slap Happy Larry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"The story perfectly captures Asaf's transition from a love of objects to a thirst for knowledge that goes beyond physical things. The app shows a remarkable sensitivity to this volatile moment and does it with style and grace. (iPad storybook app. 8-13)"
This beautiful, resonant story about the way we leave behind childish things (but never really abandon them) delivers a specific, potent experience unusual even for the best iPad apps. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Let the casting begin. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Familiar tropes get turned on their furry little ears in this barbed, video-ready rock-and-roll tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST LARRY by Graham Nunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2012

"Clean, simple, seamless—just right for the nursery-school set or children with special needs. (iPad storybook/dexterity app. 1-3)"
A little green lizard will trail a fingertip home in this mini-Odyssey, the third of Larry's interactive outings. Read full book review >

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YOUNG LARRY by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The illustrator's arctic landscapes are unusual and pleasing, and though her animals are barely sketched, they convey the bulk of the bears as well as their human-like postures and their playfulness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Pinkwaters (Wallpaper from Space, 1996, etc.) combine facts and hilarious fancy, enriched by the author's knack for turning a phrase. Read full book review >

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LIMELIGHT LARRY by Leigh Hodgkinson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Prereaders should be captivated by this cacophony of type and images, and they will certainly identify with the willful peacock. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Larry the peacock finds adventure in... his very own book. Read full book review >

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SLAP YOUR SIDES by M.E. Kerr
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Nevertheless, this is engrossing and thought-provoking. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In a small Pennsylvania town during WWII, Kerr (What Became of Her, 2000, etc.) demonstrates her command of time, place, and atmosphere in this tale about the effect a young man's decision has on his family and the community at large when he decides to become a conscientious objector. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPOVER LARRY by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Polar bears, you know, love to dance: 'Floy doy, floy doy, floy doy.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
The Pinkwaters bring back Larry the polar bear, veteran of much foolishness and fan of blueberry muffins and cod pizza. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCING LARRY by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"The ridiculousness is broadened by Jill Pinkwater's pen-and-ink artwork: Larry was clearly born to legwarmers, and Madame Swoboda is a smoky vision straight from Central Europe. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Pinkwaters' Larry is a polar bear of many parts. Read full book review >

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SLAP, SQUEAK & SCATTER by Steve Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"While the title will provide a first look at animal communication, it is not as successful as Jenkins's previous efforts. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Jenkins, whose art can be seen in his own and others' books on natural themes, here provides an introduction to the ways animals communicate, with brief text and full-color torn- and cut-paper collages. Read full book review >

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HAPPY  by Mies van Hout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Along with the azure-and-sky-blue ovoid fish at the end, readers will pronounce themselves, in yellow, white and green letters, 'delighted.' (Picture book. 4-10)"
Beautiful, vibrant fish—although not ones found in nature—illustrate emotions in this art piece for children and for adults translated from the Dutch. Read full book review >