Search Results: "Sue Hendra"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW PUPPY by Lynn Maslen Kertell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Brand-new readers need very easy stories with familiar situations that they can read over and over. The Bob Books still deliver, even if they don't have much pizzazz. (Early reader. 4-6)"
The Bob Books, long a staple in little square boxed sets for preschoolers, are now available in an early-reader format. Read full book review >

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BARRY THE FISH WITH FINGERS by Sue Hendra
ANIMALS
Released: June 8, 2010

The fish in the sea are bored. Read full book review >

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DRAGON JELLY by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"After one reading, the party is over—pass. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A cuddly, lime-green monster gets ready for a bash. Read full book review >

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SPIDER SANDWICHES by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"No more than a side dish next to the appetite-killing courses dished out by Shel Silverstein, by Adam Rex in Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich (2006) and by so many others. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Freedman climbs aboard an already overcrowded bandwagon with this catalog of gross-out goodies in Max the monster's larder. Read full book review >

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OLIVER'S WOOD by Sue Hendra
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1996

"Gouache illustrations look much like linoleum prints—blocks of bright colors, mainly blue and ocher— and the chubby animals, with their bulging white eyes, are undeniably friendly territory. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Oliver, an owl, stays up past his bedtime at the end of one night and sees something he has never seen before—the sun. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS DON’T EAT BROCCOLI by Barbara Jean Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"A fine serving for storytime. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Fum, foe, fie, fee, monsters don't eat broccoli," but it turns out that they do eat all of the other things depicted on Hendra's opening endpapers, and more: wheels, ships, boulders, buildings and rockets. Read full book review >

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THE MESSIAH OF MORRIS AVENUE by Tony Hendra
Released: April 4, 2006

"A moving portrait of a messiah within a so-so satire, but with just enough edge to get media and readers' attention."
Hendra—a founding editor of National Lampoon; a player in This Is Spinal Tap—follows his bestselling memoir about his spiritual mentor (Father Joe, 2004) with a debut novel detailing the near-future Second Coming. Read full book review >

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FATHER JOE by Tony Hendra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 25, 2004

"Heartfelt tribute to a kind and wise teacher, though the author seems to have kept the best words of wisdom for himself."
The Anglo-American humorist tells of visits to a wise and understanding spiritual guide. Instead of Morrie on Tuesdays, make it a Catholic ecclesiastic in an English monastery—and tick up the prose a notch. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"A polished and touching piece of work."
Tony Hendra's daughter explains why she went public with the story of his incestuous sexual abuse. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY HILLS ADJACENT by Jennifer Steinhauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2009

"Not very good."
A debut novel about the TV industry during pilot season. Read full book review >

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BOB AND ROB by Sue Pickford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Remember—nice dogs find a good home and bumbling burglars find the big house. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bob, a dog looking for a life on the straight and narrow, stumbles on a solution without being unfaithful to his no-good burglar of an owner. Read full book review >

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WHEN ANGUS MET ALVIN by Sue Pickford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Children will enjoy the setup and the interactions, but the ending may well leave them cold. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The course of alien friendship never did run smooth. Read full book review >