Search Results: "Tom Lichtenheld"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT ARE YOU SO GRUMPY ABOUT? by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

Guaranteed to remove every pout in sight, Lichtenheld's catalogue of common petty annoyances tops even his sidesplitting Everything I Know About Pirates (2000). Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT CARS by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Replete with appropriately daffy cartoon illustrations, here's a gassed-up laff-fest that will keep readers roaring back for more. (Picture book. 7-9)"
"100% fact-free," but "Chock-a-block full of stuff!," this does for cars and car travel what Everything I Know About Pirates (2000) did for pirates—which is to say, puts a maniacally silly spin on every common myth, misconception, and factoid the over-caffeinated author can conjure up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIDGET’S BERET by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2010

"A witty, well-shaped story about the dubious necessity of lucky hats and a clever homage to many of the Great Artists and their works, from Leonardo to Warhol. ('How to Start Your Art' idea section) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Bridget thinks she gets her artistic abilities from the black beret she, along with all the Great Artists, always wears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOM by Daniel Torres
by Daniel Torres, translated by Julie Simmons-Lynch, illustrated by Daniel Torres
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Then again, this book is supposed to be about art, so maybe the words don't matter. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Torres's first book is a big tribute to New York City and a little satire about the superficiality of the public's taste in art, wrapped in a story about a dinosaur. Read full book review >

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TOM by Lyle Leverich
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Affectionate and affecting, dense with arresting detail, likely to be definitive. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to the New Yorker)"
Artistically and psychologically acute biography of the great American poet-playwright. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOM by Tomie dePaola
by Tomie dePaola, illustrated by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"A delightfully offbeat vignette of boyish mischief reinforcing the bond between generations; dePaola's handsomely designed illustrations have unusual warmth here, subtly expressing the characters' affection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another autobiographical story from dePaola, this time about his grandfather, who ingenuously explains that "We're named after each other, Tommy. Read full book review >

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CLOUDETTE by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Sweet and sunny. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lichtenheld takes a charming turn with the "tiny but mighty" theme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT’S WITH THIS ROOM? by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Bright and busy illustrations bring the amazingly messy room to life with a wide variety of perspectives, and the endpapers include funny room-cleaning tips. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lots of kids have messy bedrooms, but the little boy in this rhyming story has such a pigpen of a room that "you'd have to clean up just to call it a mess." Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT PIRATES by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

Accurately subtitled "A collection of made-up facts, educated guesses, and silly pictures about bad guys of the high seas," this study affirms many popular misconceptions about these archetypal villains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

E-MERGENCY by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Definitely not a beginner's ABC book, but the visual and print punnery will have elementary kids (and adults) guessing and laughing. (Alphabet picture book. 7-10)"
Help! The letter E has fallen (down the stairs) and can't get up! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCE PARTY COUNTDOWN by Eric Litwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Trying hard does not equal funny (or groovy). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Groovy Joe the hip hound dog is back for a sequel, following up on his first musical adventure, Ice Cream and Dinosaurs (2016). Read full book review >