Search Results: "Bob Mankoff"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW ABOUT NEVER—IS NEVER GOOD FOR YOU? by Bob Mankoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2014

"Those who aspire to a career drawing for the New Yorker will find this essential reading—or just give up."
Part glib memoir and part cartoon anthology from the cartoon editor for the New Yorker. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR VS. SCHOOL by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"Still, Shea's concept of 'winning' at school clearly has to do with self-confidence, determination and, sometimes, teamwork—a winning idea indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can a dinosaur come out on top when he tries to tackle all kinds of new things at school? Read full book review >

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CHEETAH CAN'T LOSE by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A high-volume victory for compassion. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Loudmouth speedster Cheetah is sure that race day will be a walkover, but two clever little cats have other ideas. Read full book review >

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UNICORN THINKS HE'S PRETTY GREAT by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Brilliant in execution and hysterical in dialogue; Shea's pretty great, too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Goat can't stop comparing himself to Unicorn and coming up short. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK! ANOTHER BOOK! by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"The jaunty rhyme and easy-to-decode words make this a perfect choice for the new reader. (Picture book. 4-12)"
The energetic sequel to Look! A Book! (2011) picks up just where the last one ended. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW SOCKS by Bob Shea
by Bob Shea, illustrated by Bob Shea
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The presentation might point to a preschool audience, but the pleasure of sporting sharp new duds isn't age-specific at all. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bold visual design expresses a winning exuberance in this debut, which features a chick named Leon crowing proudly over his new socks—"These New Socks fit just right! Read full book review >

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HOW TO HEAL A BROKEN WING by Bob Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"This isn't as personal as Matteo Pericoli's True Story of Stellina (2006), but it will draw a younger audience, and is imbued with the same sensitivity and sense of intimacy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Captioned by brief phrases that sometimes give way to entirely wordless pages or spreads, this spare episode celebrates the spirit of compassion in a small child. Read full book review >

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APRIL AND ESME, TOOTH FAIRIES by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"So very charming, touching and heartwarming. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Fantasy and reality merge as two spunky tooth fairies in an Australian suburb complete their first assignment with aplomb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX by Bob Graham
by Bob Graham, illustrated by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The rest of the text has a tender quality that can't be overlooked, and the artwork alone—cartoony watercolors of saturated color, broken into numerous panels—will keep young eyes wholly absorbed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
No one will accuse Graham (Benny, 1999, etc.) of excessive subtlety in this story of meeting life's challenges when you are good and ready. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM THE WATERHOLE by Bob Graham
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Friends of George and Martha or Frog and Toad will read these connected stories over and over. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
"Messing around at the waterhole" pretty much sums up summer vacation for the animal friends in Graham's newest offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RED LEMON by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Pair with some lemonade and perhaps a muffin, and enjoy the depth of meaning behind this computer-enhanced visual feast. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Wildly colorful pages filled with geometrically shaped figures tell the tale of Farmer McPhee and his lemon orchards. Read full book review >