Search Results: "Tony D'Souza"


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

A HERO FOR WONDLA by Tony DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Inventive in detail if predictable in plot, this should please fans of the first volume. (Science fiction/fantasy. 10-13)"
Long on action and atmosphere, with detailed descriptions and illustrations of the odd world of Orbona, Eva Nine's adventures pick up just where they ended (The Search forWondLa, 2010).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEWARE OF BOYS by Tony Blundell
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 1992

"The long-nosed, snaggledtoothed wolf adopts an increasingly beleaguered expression as he rushes about gathering mounds of staples and produce, while Blundell's energetic line and pop-eyed, cartoony characters keep the tale moving at a manic pace. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Once again, the wolf gets the worst of it: the boy he brings home for dinner tempts him with a recipe for ``Boy Soup,'' but first the wolf must gather a plethora of ingredients, including a ton of potatoes, a cartload of carrots, and a barrel of bricks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2006

"Refreshingly contrarian, and perfectly commonsensical."
Retired Marine Corps general Zinni warns of the dangers of spending time in the so-called Arc of Instability—precisely the area where America's course of empire-building has led. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KENNY & THE DRAGON by Tony DiTerlizzi
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"A readable, if denatured, rendition of a faded classic. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Reports of children requesting rewrites of The Reluctant Dragon are rare at best, but this new version may be pleasing to young or adult readers less attuned to the pleasures of literary period pieces. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE LITTLE KITTENS AND OTHER FAVORITE NURSERY RHYMES by Tony  Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Although readers are almost certain to find one or two rhymes previously unfamiliar to them, overall it's an ordinary outing, unlikely to displace the collections illustrated by Richard Scarry or Rosemary Wells, or to make much of an impression on the diapered set. (Nursery rhymes. 2-4)"
The first U.S. edition of a large-type, large-format gathering of standard Mother Goose rhymes—plus the occasional interloper, such as "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WANT MY LIGHT ON! by Tony  Ross
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The pictures are clear, bold and exaggerated to great humorous effect. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This long-running British series (the first Little Princess book was published in 1986) has been adapted for television there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REMARKABLE ANIMALS by Tony Meeuwissen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Meeuwissen has drawn the animals in a jaunty palette of inviting chrome-bright colors, and the book's stout construction will withstand flip after flip. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This clever and amusing book divides every page into three independently flippable segments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Tony  Ross
translated by Tony Ross, illustrated by Tony Ross
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 2, 1992

"As a lighthearted modern take, though, James Marshall's delightful version (1988) is to be preferred; still, this is also acceptable, where funds permit. (Folklore/Picture Book. 4-8)"
In the manner of a parent trying to make a familiar old story more immediate, a colloquial update featuring white bears who ``had lots to eat and a color television set'' and a moptop Goldilocks in jeans. Read full book review >