Search Results: "Tim Bowers"


BOOK REVIEW

TIM by Sam Enthoven
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"This may be entertaining for some, but the book could have used some judicious editing and another draft before publication. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
London is in big trouble, and only something really, really big can save the city. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE TIM by Katie Haworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"The mess is good fun, but the story is a bit bland next to the more emotionally intense likes of No, David! and Dinosaur vs. Bedtime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
No need to set off in search of Wild Things when little Tim's in the vicinity. Read full book review >

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SHAMPOODLE by Joan Holub
by Joan Holub, illustrated by Tim Bowers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Very funny—there may be a short film in this somewhere. (Early reader. 4-7)"
This Step into Reading title is a crazed, out-of-breath, fly-on-the-wall peek at picture-day morning at the Shampoodle salon for dogs. Read full book review >

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COOL DOG, SCHOOL DOG by Deborah Heiligman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Bowers's goofy, energetic illustrations to make this gentle piece of propaganda go down easy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tinka the dog returns for a romp through school that starts badly but ends well (Fun Dog, Sun Dog, 2005). Read full book review >

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PRINCESS PIG by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: June 9, 2009

"A great addition to storytime collections. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a freak wind deposits the Picawash County Pickle Princess's sash on Pig, she suddenly begins to wonder if she really might be a princess. Read full book review >

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THE BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE by Shutta Crum
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Bowen's pudgy, bead-eyed critters could be considered at odds with the text, but this makes the whole package more useful for explaining away irrational fears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little skunk tromps through the deep, dark woods thinking brave thoughts to steel himself against (imagined) dangers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAPPY GOES TO SCHOOL by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Fans of rap and dinos will enjoy this; others may want something with more story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Following series opener Rappy the Raptor (2015), Gutman and Bowers team up again to bring readers another chapter in Rappy's life story: the first day of school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEMOIRS OF AN ELF by Devin Scillian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Little Known Fact: lots of cheery text, exclamation marks and trendy electronic devices do not necessarily add up to a successful Christmas story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Santa's head elf delivers an hour-by-hour report as he and two other male elves assist Santa with his Christmas Eve deliveries, as well as an emergency delivery on Christmas morning. Read full book review >

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MEMOIRS OF A HAMSTER by Devin Scillian
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"'Question: Who's the luckiest hamster in the world? Answer: ME!' Readers will probably agree. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A scary foray into the wide (indoor) world cures a hamster of any yen for adventure in this variation on the creators' Memoirs of a Goldfish (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR PET by Marc Sedaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Sure to get toddlers and early readers dancing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sedaka rewrites "Calendar Girl" for the Stone Age set. Read full book review >

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IT'S A BIG WORLD, LITTLE PIG! by Kristi Yamaguchi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"It's another sweet confection, with nary a mention of winning or losing—for those who like their international encounters on the bland side. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An invitation to the "World Games" leads to international friendships for the porky little skating star introduced in Dream Big, Little Pig (2011). Read full book review >

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SUPPOSE YOU MEET A DINOSAUR by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Shall we encourage offspring to be more polite? Yes, thank you. Perhaps they will stay that way. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Courtesy goes a long way, even with a T. Rex. Read full book review >