Search Results: "Troy Cummings"


BOOK REVIEW

GIDDY-UP, DADDY! by Troy Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"For an unabashedly unsentimental laugh-out-loud tale that celebrates fathers' loving, playful side—as well as their stamina—look no further. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this hilarious romp, a daddy must call upon his stellar horsing-around abilities to guarantee a good time be had by all. Read full book review >

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THE EENSY WEENSY SPIDER FREAKS OUT (BIG TIME) by Troy Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 2010

"A groovy alternative to the traditional nursery song, this not only models problem-solving but how to be a good friend as well. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A fresh, inventive debut presents an I-think-I-can version of the Eensy Weensy Spider. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD by Tara Lazar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"No skating on thin ice here—it's a winner. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A girl in a hood glides into a new version of an old story. Read full book review >

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RISE OF THE BALLOON GOONS by Troy Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"An unusually promising series opener for proto-Goosebumps fans. (Light horror. 8-10)"
A discarded notebook with information on disquieting creatures like the Rhinoceraptor and the Forkupine isn't the only surprise waiting in Stermont for nerdy Alexander Bopp and his oblivious dad. Read full book review >

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DON'T OPEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Bill Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"Seymour's home is one readers will want to visit again, but they can be thankful for now that reading this app doesn't require waiting until December 25th. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
Christmas gifts opened too early come to life and make mayhem in this quirky, lecture-free lesson on the virtue of patience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NASH SMASHER by Bill Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2010

"Despite some clumsy versifying, as fine and fun a way as ever was to re-channel (temporarily, at least) the beast within. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
A destructive lad gets a proper outlet for his energies in a story app positively festooned with funny special effects and side business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUDDYMANIA! by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Despite its emphasis on friendship, this muddied story with its awkward puns doesn't become greater than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A superhero truck? Just what the world needs! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORE BEARS! by Kenn Nesbitt
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A welcome addition to preschool and early-elementary storytimes and a surefire hit. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Teachers and librarians searching for sophisticated read-alouds will find much to love in this bear-saturated offering, as will parents looking for a change of pace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIGHTY TRUCK by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"Truck enthusiasts will wheely groove on this story of a truck Superman. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An adventure-loving truck discovers an alter ego when his boss demands a trip through the car wash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARING FOR YOUR LION by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Allow plenty of time to giggle over the details. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Could a lion be the right pet for you? Read full book review >

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ANANSE AND THE LIZARD by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Sleekly round, shiny black Ananse appears the perfect unctuous schemer, and those familiar with the legends surrounding him will enjoy his comeuppance. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Ananse is the tricked rather than the trickster in this addition to the pantheon of tales featuring the sneaky spider. Read full book review >

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HARVEY MOON, MUSEUM BOY by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The illustrations are the strength here: Cummings uses lots of color and humor while cleverly showing the relationships between the museum contents and Harvey's tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cummings brings Harvey Moon back after far too long an absence. Read full book review >