Books by David Mackintosh

WAITING FOR CHICKEN SMITH by David Mackintosh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2019

"Just wonderful. (Picture book. 3-8)"
At the beach, a child waits for a summer friend to arrive. Read full book review >
ARCHIE AND THE BEAR by Zanni Louise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A striking, imaginative, beary good book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A story about a little boy with a bear-sized imagination—or perhaps a fantastic friendship with a bear. Read full book review >
LUCKY by David Mackintosh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A winner. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two boys get carried away when their mom tells them they will have a surprise at dinner. Read full book review >
STANDING IN FOR LINCOLN GREEN by David Mackintosh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An imaginative, visually dynamic picture book that playfully touts the advantages—and even pleasures—of just getting things done. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who wouldn't want a "handy stand-in" to take over life's most tedious tasks? Lincoln Green, part-time cowboy, calls his mirror reflection You Know Who, and he makes him do you-know-what—the dirty work. Read full book review >
MARSHALL ARMSTRONG IS NEW TO OUR SCHOOL by David Mackintosh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

Not only is Marshall Armstrong a new student, he is probably the most different kid the school has ever seen. Read full book review >
REX by Ursula Dubosarsky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

A small, shy-looking chameleon is transformed into a giant dinosaur each night in this imagination-stretching import. Every day a different child takes the class pet home, with the assignment to describe or draw a picture of what it does. Mackintosh's pictures, drawn in a quick, childlike style on lined paper, tell different and far more exciting tales than the chatty comments. On Tuesday, for instance, when Hilary takes Rex home to her apartment and reports that he fell out the window, the accompanying scene shows a massive, toothy, fire-breathing monster climbing a skyscraper. Likewise, when he unexpectedly goes for a swim, his huge foot alone fills the pool; another time he's dressed as Malibu Barbie, but the bikini top is barely visible on his scaly chest, and he—or rather, just his towering, tyrannosaur-like muzzle—is last seen sharing a bed with the delighted young narrator, who gets him for the entire weekend. Young readers, dinophiles and (if there are any) otherwise, will be eager to answer the closing question: "What would you do if Rex came to visit you?" (Picture book. 6-8) Read full book review >