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Review: Elsbett & Robin Take On A-Nasty-Sia

August 17, 2011


Elsbett & Robin Take On A-Nasty-Sia By Danai Sabrina Kadzere CreateSpace July 2011 336 pages Ten-year old Robin and nine-year old Elsbett live happily with their pet dragon, Lula and their uncle, Professor Spindle in his castle surrounded by an enchanted forest in a strange land where every living thing contains a little bit of […]

Review: Bake Sale

July 14, 2011


Bake Sale By Sara Varon First Second August 2011 160 pages Cupcake owns the Sweet Tooth Bakery and plays drums in a band with his best friend, Eggplant and some other delicious creatures. Eggplant plays the trombone. Life is swell until Cupcake finds out about Eggplant’s upcoming trip to Turkey to meet the great chef, […]

Review: jesus freakz + buddha punx

May 12, 2011


jesus freakz + buddha punx By M.E. Purfield Trash Books/Smashwords April 2011 Kindle edition: 201 KB Patty Gee’s Pentecostal faith gave her strength and happiness after her mother’s death. Her faith also pleases her father, a deeply troubled zealot. It’s easy to see why she clings to God. Her faith also makes her the target […]

Review: Saltwater Taffy

April 19, 2011


Saltwater Taffy Written by Eric DelaBarre Illustrated by R.C. Nason Seven Publishing January 2011 272 pages It’s the summer of 1972, in Port Townsend and the annual Keys of Lafitte treasure hunt is underway. Brothers Scott and Gary Martin and their friends Zippy, Jimmy, and Jaq, team up to cipher clues and find the hidden […]

Review: Unfamiliar Fishes

March 17, 2011


Unfamiliar Fishes By Sarah Vowell Riverhead Books March 2011 256 pages On page one Vowell establishes a clever metaphor for the theme of this book. She is in Hawaii eating a plate lunch of macaroni salad and shoyu chicken under a banyan tree. What do they all have in common? The banyan tree, shoyu chicken, […]

Review: The Trouble with Chickens

February 24, 2011


The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J.Tully Mystery By Doreen Cronin Illustrated by Kevin Cornell Balzer + Bray March 2011 128 pages J.J. Tully is a retired search-and-rescue dog living an all too quiet life on the farm. He was minding his own business one day when a wacky chicken he calls Moosh shows up at […]

Review: You Had Me at Woof

January 10, 2011


You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness By Julie Klam Riverhead Books October 2010 240 pages The title of this book is somewhat misleading. I expected a dogoir about the trials and tribulations of raising Boston terriers. But this book is so much more than that. It does begin […]