Search Results: "Stephen Grosz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE EXAMINED LIFE by Stephen Grosz
NON-FICTION
Released: May 28, 2013

"A book that challenges readers' thinking while also assuming their willingness to put some effort into drawing their own conclusions from the material."
A British psychoanalyst delves into his patients' stories, opening doors to larger insights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERTRUCK by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A serious treat for truck lovers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When a blizzard stops the mighty trucks of the city from working, it's Supertruck to the rescue! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S WALRUS? AND PENGUIN? by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Clever, cheeky, and endearing—a wordless achievement. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Walrus escapes again, this time with pal Penguin, but their day on the town takes an unexpected turn for the fun-loving pinniped of Where's Walrus? (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUDKIN by Stephen Gammell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"While clearly extra care was put into the production of this title, from the metallic highlights on the cover to the brilliantly illustrated mud, the end result is unfortunately drowned in detail. (Picture book. 5-8)"
During a respite from the rain, a young girl heads out to play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Sequels will not be amiss. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
Shy, geeky preteen Malcolm's efforts to hide his super-intelligence repeatedly fall afoul of mishaps involving a series of spectacular inventions in this web comic crossover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGONS LOVE by Stephen Parlato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"But this is a small flaw for a title that aims to encourage 'big dreams still worth pursuing.' (Picture book. 5-12)"
"The World has not always loved dragons, / but Dragons have always loved the world." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IS THAT YOU, WINTER? by Stephen Gammell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The narrative text is set in regular type, while dialogue appears in Gammell's expressive scrawl. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little vinegar and a lot of glory find their way into this evocation of the joys of winter and the beauty of snowfall: Gammell (Jim Aylesworth's Old Black Fly, 1992, etc.) obviously knows a thing or two about snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF I CROSSED THE ROAD by Stephen  Kroninger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A cross-section of the ocean revealing a multitude of fish works perfectly; a cityscape breaks with the well-composed simplicity of the previous spreads with a garish, in-your-face flamboyance that is at odds with the boy's other wishes. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Wacky collages visualize a young boy's daydreams of what he'd do if he were allowed to cross the street. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE PLANE LEARNS TO WRITE by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A well-designed winner for ambitious little pilots. (Picture book. 3-5)"
At flight school, Little Plane learns skywriting by practicing "arcs, dives, and loopity-loops." But the last present a particular problem for him, as the circling maneuver makes him dizzy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALPHABET SCHOOL by Stephen Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Not only does Johnson once again take something simple and make it extraordinary, but he will inspire readers to do the same. (Alphabet book. 4-8)"
The multiple-award-winning illustrator takes a page from his own book—Alphabet City (1995), that is—and creates a graphic-alphabet book that will have students searching their own schools for letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE TRICERATOPS TUFF by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Dino lovers will be charmed; others may want to stick with the more traditional goats, like those of Mary Finch's 2001 title. (Fractured fairy tale. 3-7)"
This version of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" will satisfy dinosaur lovers who just cannot get their fill of their favorite prehistoric beasts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAL AND CHAD by Stephen McCranie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"Some readers will come for the heartbreak, others will come for the forest of cupcake trees, but everyone will be cheered by the happy ending, which involves the 'biggest, bestest bark ever!' (Graphic novel. 8-11)"
There are some literary characters you wish were real, so that you could be friends with them, and Mal and Chad may belong on that list. Read full book review >