Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite: Review Haiku

I love the vital,
yet casual, role of faith
in Mirka's mishaps.

Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite by Barry Deutsch. Amulet, 2013, 144 pages.


Hollywood, Dead Ahead: Review Haiku

Predictable conflict,
unpredictable resolution.
Fun stuff.

Hollywood, Dead Ahead (43 Old Cemetery Road) by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise. Harcourt, 2013, 144 pages.


My Friend Dahmer: Review Haiku

Twisted, horrific,
and in this account, profoundly
sad. Tough memoir.

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf. Abrams Comicarts, 2012, 224 pages.


Peanut: Review Haiku

Standing out to fit in
seemed like a good idea
at the time. Smart, sad.

Peanut by Ayun Halliday, illustrated by Paul Hoppe. Schwartz & Wade, 2012, 216 pages.



Celebrate at will. I recommend a good book and a good beer.

Image credit: http://chrishallbeer.blogspot.com


White Fur Flying: Review Haiku

Dog rescuers become
kid rescuers. Bring your
hankies -- and lint brush.

White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan. McElderry, 2013, 128 pages.


Lulu Walks the Dogs: Review Haiku

I didn't love the
first one, but I couldn't stop
snorting at this one.

Lulu Walks the Dogs by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Lane Smith. Atheneum, 2012, 160 pages.


Fake Mustache: Review Haiku

A day late on this, I know,
but what a ridiculously
good time.

Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger. Amulet, 2012, 208 pages.


My Brother's Book: Review Haiku

On the first anniversary
of his death, a
marvel for the eyes.

My Brother's Book by Maurice Sendak. Harper, 2013, 32 pages.


I have a new gig!

As of this morning, I'm now an agent with Wernick & Pratt Agency LLC. Marcia and Linda were my colleagues, bosses, and mentors at my very first job, and I'm delighted to come full circle and work with them again. Visit me, and the agency, at www.wernickpratt.com.

It's nice to be home.


The Dunderheads Behind Bars: Review Haiku

Genre-bending sequel
shows, then solves gross miscarriages
of justice.

The Dunderheads Behind Bars by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by David Roberts. Candlewick, 2012, 48 pages.


Pickle: Review Haiku

I'm not a fan of
practical jokes, but the ball pit
thing was genius.

Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker. Roaring Brook, 2012, 240 pages.