Search Results: "Stephen Shaskan"


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

A DOG IS A DOG by Stephen Shaskan
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Young animal lovers are in for a treat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A quirky quartet of amusing animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX SPEED by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Great gadzooks! This book is a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a black boy with a big imagination! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOAD ON THE ROAD by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A catchy, cautionary tale. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Little toads should never play in the road! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUNK SKUNKS by Trisha Speed Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Not a stinker, but no hit record either. (Picture book. 4-6)"
BSFs, best skunks forever! Maybe…. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MISSING <i>MOLA LISA</i> by Trisha Speed Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The problem with the story isn't just that it's been reduced to a puzzle, but that there was so little else there to be reduced. (Graphic mystery. 6-12)"
The mystery has always been a strange type of story. It often takes a terribly traumatic moment—a murder or kidnapping or theft—and turns it into a puzzle to be solved. Happily, the crime in this graphic novel isn't particularly traumatic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRICE OF TEA IN CHINA by E. Shaskan Bumas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"This collection doesn't bowl you over—it gets under your skin."
In this haunting debut, Bumas explores the defining of relationships and how the quality of human intimacy reveals much about the places we call home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW UNDERWEAR GOT UNDER THERE by Kathy Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp1998 for level of revelatory detail, but it's certain to keep young readers in, so to speak, stitches. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
"Even though the human race has been looking down at its underwear for centuries…." Read full book review >

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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE TUG by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Though this cute-but-mighty tug's strengths are oddly undercut by the syrupy gear-switch at the end, the bright, attractive pictures will appeal to boat-loving toddlers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Graphically spiffy and textually brief, this exploration of an anthropomorphic harbor tugboat's working role tacks on a maudlin shtick in the final quarter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE RED FIRE TRUCK by Stephen Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Although it's tougher than the average pop-up, the book's removable pieces are something to watch out for, but this engine's just too fabulous to pass by. (Informational pop-up. 3-6)"
Little only in comparison to the real thing, this unusually sturdy interactive book features thick cardboard pages held together with a cloth-reinforced tape binding that should last. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY’S SNOW ADVENTURE by Stephen Huneck
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The innocent tone of the uncomplicated story is well-matched to Huneck's distinctive woodcuts, showing Sally and friends in striking contrast against the wooden floor of the lodge or cavorting on the snowy mountainside. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Huneck offers another drolly humorous story in his series about Sally, the black Labrador, who this time visits a "dog-friendly lodge" in a wintry mountain setting. Read full book review >