Reviews written by Terry Miller Shannon

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Kids Fiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   April 27, 2009
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4.0
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4.0
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0.0

Differing Points of View

In this clever play on optical illusions, two unseen kids debate exactly what it is they're looking at: "Hey, look! A duck!" "That's not a duck. That's a rabbit!" The illustrations, in Tom Lichtenheld's signature bold hand, could truly go...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   April 23, 2009
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4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
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0.0

Mmmm . . .Delicious!

Pizza lovers will thrill to the true tale of how expert pizza tosser Tony assembled his team to compete in the World Pizza Championship in Italy. It all begins when the invitation arrives from the World Pizza Judges. Hold the anchovies, Tony cries (in just the first of many...

Kids Fiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   December 13, 2008
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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0.0

A Smooch Runs Amok

What happens when Mama throws kisses? Most of them land on their curly-haired target . . .but "one kiss misses." Mama's next kiss zooms toward baby brother, but when he burps, the smooch sails out the window. Mama's kiss careens off on a zany and delightful journey, smacking Dog, Cat,...

Kids Fiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   October 23, 2008
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0

Wily, Braid-Toting Rapunzel Settles the Score

In this engrossing graphic novel, auburn-haired Rapunzel lives in the wild west with Gothel, her mother (or, actually, the woman she thinks is her mother), in a lush walled castle. One day, she climbs over the wall and sees a desolate landscape stretching before her. She also meets a kind...

Kids Fiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   October 01, 2008
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0

Deliciously Irresistible

A rotund chef stars in this mouth-watering picture book, which begins with: "Once upon a summer's day A donut chef was heard to say: 'On this street where people stop, I'll open up my donut shop!" ...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   September 19, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0
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0.0

A Deadly Reality Show

Katniss Everdeen, a sixteen year old living in what used to be the USA, feeds her family by sneaking into the forbidden woods with her friend Gale. The two hunt game, fish, and glean fruit, veggies, and herbs. They eat the food but they also use it to barter for...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   August 20, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0

Author and Subject Battle Hilariously for Control

Melanie Watts . . .I mean, Chester the rowdy cat pens a worthy sequel to the hilarious CHESTER. The book opens with a note from Chester thanking his many admirers for an "OVERWHELMING" deluge of fan letters, followed by a note from Melanie Watts asking readers to forgive Chester, since...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   August 17, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0
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0.0

Thought-Provoking and Eerie Graphic Novel

In this graphic novel adapted from an original Twilight Zone television series script, a wealthy and successful but discontented executive named Martin Sloan takes a trip . . .into the Twilight Zone. Martin is so fed up with his life that he gets into his car and just drives in...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   August 15, 2008
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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0.0

Aunt Elsie is Sooo Happy to See Her Nephew

In my new favorite picture book, Aunt Elsie is thrilled to see Andy but Andy is not so thrilled to see her. No matter where he hides, Aunt Elsie always manages to lure him out. She'll holler "Hi-de-hi, Andy Apple Pie!" and mention a new toy. When Andy emerges to...

Young Adult Nonfiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   June 27, 2008
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
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0.0

Advice to Help Us Cope

We've all got a few good tips to make life easier, passed on by a friend or family member, or things we've picked up on our own . . .hints like always keeping floss in our backpacks in order to avoid the dreaded Spinach Teeth Look. But, wouldn't it be...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   June 12, 2008
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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0.0

Retro-Cool Book and CD Celebrates the Music of the '50s and '60s

This is brilliant: a 1950's jukebox-style songbook filled with lyrics by the incomparable children's book writer, Sandra Boynton, also illustrated by Boynton -- plus a CD of the songs by Boynton and Michael Ford (Boynton and Ford previously collaborated on the children's albums Rhinoceros Tap, Philadelphia Chickens, and Dog Train.)...

Kids Fiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   June 09, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0

Just One Tiny Step At a Time

Otto is an (adorable) otter. He can do many things, including somersaults, performing kind deeds to frogs, and sliding in the mud. However, there is one thing he cannot do -- and that's swim. Of course, his friends, Bear and Beaver, can swim like crazy . . .and that makes...

Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   May 30, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0
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0.0

Entertaining and Informative Handbook on Voting

To state the obvious, it's an election year -- and voters are more involved than ever. But, what does it all mean? What is the mysterious "Electoral College"? Who pays for campaigning presidential hopefuls? What is a new president's very first assignment? What is a third party? Why is voting...

Young Adult Fiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   May 25, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0
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0.0

Oh, Those Tempting Internet Sites

Thirteen-year-old Eddie's first glimpse of a printed photo from a porn site leads him astray, in this irresistible story. Eddie is a nice guy and a great help to his single mom, who works and goes to school. Although Mom's rules that he cannot be on the computer unless she...

Kids Fiction
Terry Miller ShannonTerry Miller Shannon   May 22, 2008
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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0.0

You Gotta Have Wheels . . .Right?

In this winning and thought-provoking picture book, Eliza's grandpa calls her "Lizzie," and he calls his one-hundred-year-old Ford "Tin Lizzie." Grandpa's motto is "You gotta have wheels!", even as he puts baby Eliza into her carriage and takes her out to his workshop. When Eliza's brothers are born, they all...

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