Search Results: "Tony Bonning"


BOOK REVIEW

FOX TALE SOUP by Tony Bonning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"No matter, young readers will eat this one up. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The stingy animals won't spare any food for a hungry fox, so he boils a pot of water, adds a stone, and pronounces his soup "not quite right." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOG THE FROG by Tony Bonning
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Younger readers on this side of the pond may not get the title's pun at first, but by the end will be lining up for snogs of their own. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Everyone knows what's supposed to happen when a princess kisses a frog, but Bonning suggests a subtler alternative in this breezy British import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER FINE MESS by Tony Bonning
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Hobson's homey illustrations—these homes may be subterranean, but they are full of cheer and light and even antimacassars—give the story a warm glow, even as it offers straight talk on trash. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Recycling ins and outs from Bonning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CENTIPEDE’S 100 SHOES by Tony  Ross
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"As Little Centipede's mom, who should know better, indulges his folly without comment, the tale's internal logic isn't sewn down very tightly; still, children who struggle with tying even two shoes will sympathize with Little Centipede's situation. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this cross between Jonathan London's Froggy Gets Dressed (1997) and Stuart Murphy's "MathStart" series, a little centipede buys a hundred shoes after stubbing a toe, and then spends most of the next few days learning the error of his ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALIEN & POSSUM by Tony Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"A likable duo and an enjoyable romp for beginning readers who will be looking for the next installment. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Possum and Alien are good friends who first met in Alien and Possum: Friends No Matter What (2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALIEN AND POSSUM by Tony Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Droll and expressive language helps to add a little humor to what might have been too much of a lesson about understanding differences, and readers will look forward to 'hanging out' with the two in a sequel of the same name. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Possum's open-minded attitude helps him to make an unusual new friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A useful guide for anticipating the complexities of the modern battlefield."
A retired four-star Marine Corps general examines how wars can be lost before they've even begun.
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BOOK REVIEW

DELILAH DIRK AND THE TURKISH LIEUTENANT by Tony Cliff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Fast-paced and unabashed fun, this romp will leave readers longing for additional installments. (Graphic adventure. 14 & up)"
In Cliff's swashbuckling print debut, a tea-loving Turkish janissary must choose his future path after his quiet life is turned upside down by an encounter with a brash adventuress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAT THAT CAT! by Tony  Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A must for any child with a cat in the family. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When it comes to mischief, no pet can top a pampered cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TED by Tony DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It's not exactly subtle, but children may find its exaggerations appealing. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A more-or-less imaginary friend brings a lonely boy and his distracted father together in this heavy-handed but slapstick romp from the author/illustrator of Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-This-World Moon Pie Adventure (2000). Read full book review >

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DELILAH DIRK AND THE KING'S SHILLING by Tony Cliff
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: March 8, 2016

"Irresistible and exhilarating. (Graphic adventure. 14 & up)"
Delilah and Selim head to England in this sequel to Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant (2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POOR LOUIE by Tony Fucile
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Droll humor, an unusual design, and an appealing main character add up to a funny addition to the canon of canines adjusting to new babies. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A pampered Chihuahua gradually realizes its owners are preparing for an impending arrival in the family. Read full book review >