Search Results: "Tedd Arnold"


BOOK REVIEW

FIX THIS MESS! by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"An inept commander and his clueless robot—there are lots of satisfying possibilities there, and Arnold taps into them. (Early reader. 4-8)"
A "remote operating basic utility gizmo"—call him Robug for short—comes to clean Jake the dog's mess, turning the house into hash in the process. Read full book review >

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DIRTY GERT by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Vegans, locavores, farm-to-table enthusiasts, take note—Gert is as organic as they come and a genuine delectation, worms and all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A sweet little ragamuffin, by nature and nurture, is drawn to dirt. Read full book review >

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FLY GUY AND THE FRANKENFLY by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"The theme of friendship and loyalty endures in this enjoyable mock-horror tale for new readers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
"It was a dark and stormy night" as series fans find Fly Guy and Buzz hard at work in their 13th adventure. Read full book review >

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VINCENT PAINTS HIS HOUSE by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"So very Van Gogh and so very satisfying! (Picture book. 3-8)"
The conceit at the center of this celebration of art and color? Tell a pleasingly repetitive tale featuring the Dutch post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh without ever mentioning his full name. Read full book review >

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RIDE, FLY GUY, RIDE! by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Keep flying, Fly Guy! (Early reader. 4-8)
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A ride in the car has never been scarier—or this much fun Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREEN WILMA, FROG IN SPACE by Tedd Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"What gives Wilma a touch of the special is her equanimity; after all, she finds herself in some pretty strange precincts, but she keeps her cool and her focus, even though she never gets the fly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
More than 15 years ago, Green Wilma made a splashy, absurdist debut (Green Wilma, 1993), and now Arnold has splendidly resurrected the young frog. Read full book review >

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PARTS by Tedd Arnold
by Tedd Arnold, illustrated by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Stupid, silly, and base, in equal measure, this has watercolor illustrations that are textured with colored-pencil curlicues in such a way that they look hairy—like the tangles that clog a shower drain. (Book-of-the- Month Club) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Arnold (The Simple People, 1992, etc.) cashes in by grossing out the picture-book set in this story in rhyme, which kids with rough-and-ready sensibilities will relish and fastidious adults will shun, for the same reasons. Read full book review >

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A PET FOR FLY GUY by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Readers will agree that being a pet isn't a bad life, as long as you have a good pet keeper. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy and his pet fly, Fly Guy, learn that being a friend has lots of similarities to being a pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLY GUY PRESENTS: SHARKS by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A first-rate sharkfest, unusually nutritious for all its brevity. (Informational easy reader. 5-7)"
Buzz and his buzzy buddy open a spinoff series of nonfiction early readers with an aquarium visit. Read full book review >

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FLY HIGH, FLY GUY! by Tedd Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"From the very shiny cover's dizzying perspective to the heroic conclusion, this fifth outing's a shoo-in for kids who prefer their beginning readers funny and action-packed. (Early reader. 4-7)"
When Buzz and his parents take a road trip, pet-of-sorts Fly Guy stows away in the trunk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TWIN PRINCES by Tedd Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Presented as a tale being told to Henry's royal chicks by their nanny, it won't outpace 'The Tortoise and the Hare,' and other versions of the folktale, but readers won't have any trouble staying the course. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Replete with poultry-related double entendres and (in the pictures, at least) popeyed, rubber-legged steeds, this tale of sibling rivalry offers plenty of chuckles—even if the climactic twist is too contrived to be credible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MANNERS MASH-UP by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Good advice waggishly packaged and not completely tasteful—a winner. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
The advice in this compendium is completely straightforward: In the cafeteria, "don't take food from others' trays"; on the playground, "Always watch out for the little ones." Read full book review >