Search Results: "Stig Björkman"


BOOK REVIEW

WOODY ALLEN ON WOODY ALLEN by Stig Björkman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Strictly for those who devour the Woodman's every word."
Get two filmmakers together to talk about work and the result should be interesting, especially if one of them—Woody Allen- -seldom sits for long interviews. Read full book review >

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LOOK OUT, MOUSE! by Steve Björkman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Easy-to-read farm high jinks. (Early reader. 3-5)"
When Farmer Fred forgets to feed his horse, bad things happen! Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS DON'T, DINOSAURS DO by Steve Björkman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Likely little more than an exercise in wishful thinking, but well meant and philosophically solid. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Straightforward behavior modeling for newly fledged independent readers. Read full book review >

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SUPERSNOUTS! by Steve Björkman
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

Björkman goes whole-hog in this farmyard free-for-all, matching two burglars against a pair of porcine superheroes and their freshly minted sidekick. Read full book review >

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SPLIT! SPLAT! by Amy Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Good sloshy fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gibson's second outing (Around the World on Eighty Legs, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri, 2011) is an onomatopoetic praise song to rain and mud. Read full book review >

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SKINNY AND FATS, BEST FRIENDS by Cari Meister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2002

"Name-calling and weight problems are real issues in the elementary school world, and it's unfortunate that Fats and Skinny have names that serve as labels for their weight. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Meister, author of the Tiny the dog stories (Tiny the Snow Dog, 2001, etc.), offers a mid-level easy reader about two best friends, a dimwitted pig called Fats and a smart rabbit called Skinny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEEDS by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A delightfully fresh variant of the best-friend-moves-away theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Warren and his next-door neighbor Bill, who's an illustrator and a gardener, are best friends. Read full book review >

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THE SANTA SECRET by Carole Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2007

Wallace and Björkman join forces again for their second easy-reader collaboration, this time with a Christmas theme. Read full book review >

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TYRONE GOES TO SCHOOL by Susan Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Speedster'' format, incorporating Bjîrkman's deftly scribbled drawings and cartoon-style dialogue, is sure to appeal. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Robert and his huge dog have the same problem: neither listens to directions. Read full book review >

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THE PUMPKIN MYSTERY by Carol Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Here's hoping for more of Scruffy and Mocha. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Scruffy the cat and Mocha the dog are interested and sometimes involved onlookers as Aden, Leah and their parents prepare and then tend their pumpkin patch with an eye toward Halloween festivities. Read full book review >

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STICKY, STICKY, STUCK! by Michael  Gutch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Although many readers will relate to being technology orphans, little else will entertain in this rather bland tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A well-intentioned effort with an extra-sweet ending may briefly satisfy but ultimately leaves readers wanting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EASTER BUNNY BLUES by Carol Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Buy an extra copy of The Bunny Who Found Easter instead. (Early reader. 6-9)"
A pallid Easter tale posits a Bunny whose flu-triggered blues have got him so down he can't perform, so the local animals, led by Petey the pup, pitch in to help. Read full book review >