Saturday, September 17, 2005

Saturday Reviews

Daniel Morden reviews Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys for The Times. It's mostly a positive review with a few reservations (sense of humor, secondary characters too broadly drawn, etc.) Still, Morden calls Anansi Boys "thoughtful" and "atmospheric."

Also in The Times, Julia Donaldson pays homage to Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad books. Who can blame her? These are classics, although perhpas not as buried in the U.S. as they are in Britain.

Elizabeth Ward reviews Carl Hiassen's second novel for children, Flush, for The Washington Post. It's a nice review and Flush sounds comfortingly like Hoot. Ward also reviews Polly Horvath's The Vacation and a few picture books.