Search Results: "Boyd McDonnell"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"You might already be in the poorhouse pining for the long-lost American Dream, but at least the Dollar Bills provide some absurd laughs while you're there."
Humorist and Morning Joe co-host Geist teams with writing partner McDonnell to produce funny new book all about the Benjamins. Read full book review >

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COWBOY BOYD AND MIGHTY CALLIOPE by Lisa Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A ten-gallon hat full of fun, with a heartfelt message to boot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A cowboy and his rhino (yes, rhino!) defy convention in this fresh and funny tale. Read full book review >

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THE BODY OF JONAH BOYD by David Leavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"One hopes the gifted Leavitt is capable of much better work. But the clock is ticking."
Leavitt's ungainly sixth novel appears to be an amalgam of transposed autobiography, literary in-talk, and the emphasis on family dynamics that distinguished his early work (The Lost Language of Cranes, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MONSTERS' MONSTER by Patrick McDonnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Make time to share with young monsters everywhere. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tiny Grouch, Grump and Gloom 'n' Doom (who has two heads) continually bicker about who is the most impressive monster. When the solution they come up with turns out to be different from what they expected, a surprising but welcome lesson is eventually learned. Read full book review >

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ME...JANE by Patrick McDonnell
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 5, 2011

"Backmatter includes a pithy biography, additional photographs and a letter and drawing from Jane herself—children will thrill at the connection. (Picture book/biography. 2-10)"
Little Jane Goodall and Jubilee (her toy chimpanzee) ramble outside their English country home observing everyday animal miracles and dreaming of a life in Africa, "living with, / and helping, / all animals." Read full book review >

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THE GIFT OF NOTHING by Patrick McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"It will do double duty as a conversation starter for older kids at storytime. (Picture book. 5+)"
Fresh from the comic-strip panels of Mutts, Mooch the cat doesn't know what to get his best friend Earl the dog on a certain "special day." Read full book review >

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ART by Patrick McDonnell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Sheer delight. (Picture book. All ages)"
Art's art moves and explodes. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RED CAT WHO RAN AWAY AND LEARNED HIS ABC'S (THE HARD WAY) by Patrick McDonnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Give this book an F, yes, an F: for fun and funny. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This (mostly) wordless book opens with the titular little red cat running out of his house toward an alligator with open jaws, and a chase begins. Read full book review >

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A PERFECTLY MESSED-UP STORY by Patrick McDonnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A playful, funny and friendly treatment of anxiety and life's unpredictable messes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Here's an existential dilemma: What if you were a character in a book, and sandwich fillings fell onto your page from above? Read full book review >

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SOUTH by Patrick McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Warm and glowy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A flock of small, yellow birds sitting in a tree takes flight. Read full book review >

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HUG TIME by Patrick McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"The illustrations are the greatest strength here; and, like its predecessors, this would be a fine gift or story-time choice. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Jules (aka Shtinky Puddin') finally gets his own picture-book platform to preach his environmentally friendly, endangered-species-loving message. Read full book review >