Search Results: "Tony Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS AND THE PACKET OF FROZEN PEAS by Tony Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"A must for would-be princesses. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this contemporary version of "The Princess and the Pea," Prince Henrik knows what he wants in a future bride and devises the right test to find her. 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 >

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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

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

RITA’S RHINO by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Children's bookshelves can always use another picture book that combines a clever, well-meaning child with an animal hero and hilarious artwork. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Both Rita and her new pet rhinoceros—an escapee from the local zoo—learn that it's not so easy for a rhino to be a city girl's pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEARCH FOR WONDLA by Tony DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"Unfortunately, while the sprawling plot offers plenty of action, stilted language distances readers, the final reveal is utterly clichéd and the shameless cliffhanger is more likely to exasperate than entice. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
What's the difference between an absorbing adventure and a disappointing effort? Read full book review >

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G IS FOR ONE GZONK! by Tony DiTerlizzi
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Fans of If I Ran the Zoo (1950), or silly alphabets in general, will delight in tracking the burgeoning chaos while trying to wrap their tongues around the droll monikers of this manic menagerie. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In memorable homage to his dedicatees Dr. Seuss and Edward Lear, DiTerlizzi introduces an unruly alphabet of imaginary "creachlings," colored in flat hues to evoke the printing processes of the previous century's middle decades and described in sprightly verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHELANGELO'S SURPRISE by Tony Parillo
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The tour of the Renaissance palazzo is good and provocative, while the paintings are architecturally savvy and washed in Mediterranean color. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In 1494, in Florence, Italy, it snowed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FAIRY TALE by Tony  Ross
by Tony Ross, illustrated by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Touching and unusual. (Young reader/Picture book. 4- 10)"
A sweet, whimsical tale set in one of Britain's uglier mill towns. Read full book review >