Search Results: "Smith Elwood H."


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO DRAW WITH YOUR FUNNY BONE by Elwood H. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Smith's pictures are always good for a hoot, though tyros will get a truer start from Ed Emberley's classic manuals. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Sage instruction for would-be cartoonists from a veteran, self-billed "Trained Professional Artist." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

H by Elizabeth Shepard
Released: April 1, 1995

"The impulse to utilize an innovative form is admirable, but the results are unfortunately shoddy."
This slim fictional collection of letters from, to, and about a disturbed 12-year-old boy reads more like a writing-class assignment than a debut novel. Read full book review >

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CATFISH KATE AND THE SWEET SWAMP BAND by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"While the story feels slight and the resolution oddly one-sided for a book about compromise, Smith's visually cacophonous, roughly hewn watercolor-and-ink cartoons are nothing if not energetic, and the singsong rhyme will have swamp toes a-tapping. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Catfish Kate plays her banjo in the moonlight, the sky fills with giant musical notes and the girl musicians of the swamp chime in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOT DIGGITY DOG by Adrienne Sylver
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Attention is also paid to condiments: Mustard was used to treat Roman battle wounds and bathe sausages, though not at the same time. (websites, further resources, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
How did hot dogs become so popular? asks Sylver in this popular history of the wiener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILLY SCHOOL RIDDLES by Lisa Eisenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Smith's genially goofy illustrations accompany this equally amiable collection. (Early reader. 6-8)"
"When you're having trouble with math, what can you always count on for help? Your fingers!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STALLING by Alan Katz
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"Filled with joyful enthusiasm, zingy and contagious, this is one not-ready-for-bedtime story that will leave even super stallers in stitches. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's time for bed, so what does Dan do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAISE THE ROOF! by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Share this with emergent readers to give them deeper appreciation for what goes into putting up those walls, and to set the stage for more detailed accounts, such as Gail Gibbons's How a House Is Built (1990). (Picture book. 4-6)"
A man, a woman, a dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUTH ABOUT POOP by Susan E. Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty, illustrated by Terry Sirrell (2000). (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Declaring that "it's time take poop out of the closet," Goodman plops factual pellets from human and natural history alike into topical chapters covering dung's nature; production; varieties; uses in love, war, and, yes, sports; the development of flushing toilets (pointedly scrubbing the myth that Thomas Crapper was solely responsible); toilet paper; and urban waste reclamation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 8, 1992

"Stick to the high ground of the original instead."
Sequelmania strikes again as Haire-Sargeant presumes upon Emily Brontâ's stark, strange masterpiece, delivering a story that achieves a slight success as a literary pastiche but never becomes a satisfying work of fiction in its own right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMITH by Leon Garfield
Released: Sept. 1, 1967

"More Hogarth than Cruikshank, this lacks the gusto of Devil in the Fog (1966) but readers who respond to the author will follow him here."
"Smith. 'unted, 'ounded, 'omeless, and part gin-sodder. Smith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEE WHIZ! by Susan E. Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Resource list at the nether end. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Hoping for a follow-up to The Truth about Poop (2004)? Read full book review >