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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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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THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT by Patrick McDonnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Small listeners will nestle deep under their covers feeling thankful for tender books that make bedtime a pleasure. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Clement, Jean, and Alan Alexander (a small rabbit, miniature elephant, and a pint-sized bear) enjoy a proper pajama party—complete with chicken dances, funny faces, balloon bounces, midnight snacks, stargazing, and lullabies. Read full book review >

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WAG! by Patrick McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Many woofs and FWIPs for this charming book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mooch, a cat of many personalities and curiosities, and his very best friend, Earl, a philosophical and kindly Jack Russell terrier, present many answers to the ancient question: "What makes Earl's tail wag?" Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE HEAVEN by Patrick McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Perfect for storytime for small groups or one in a lap or as a gift to your favorite curmudgeon, this gentle lesson should find a place in most collections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Following his Art (April 2006), cartoonist McDonnell returns to his Mutts characters to tackle another weighty topic with just the right touch. Read full book review >

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I LOVE ANIMALS by Flora McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"The minimal text, printed in big type, sounds a single note that verges on monotony, but the animals' colors and frisky postures create plenty of visual exuberance. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Huge, spread-covering portraits of smiling farm animals greet viewers in this fervent tribute from a new picture-book artist. ``I love Jock, my dog,'' McDonnell declares. ``I love the ducks waddling to the water. Read full book review >

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TEK by Patrick McDonnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The outing may earn a few clicks from hand-wringing parents; young digerati will roll their eyes and go back to texting. (Picture book. 6-8)"
McDonnell has a bone to pick with a young Stone Age gamer who won't leave the family cave. Read full book review >

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SPLASH! by Flora McDonnell
Released: June 1, 1999

"McDonnell's animals have a mythopoetic radiance, painted in colors that will have readers reaching for a cool drink. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Handsome wildlife paintings distinguish this book from McDonnell (I Love Animals, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR AND THE DIVA by Adrienne McDonnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2010

"Sensitivity and sensuality elevate a melodramatic story line but fail to bring it to life."
In a heady historical, passion and ambition shape the parallel fortunes of an obstetrician and an opera singer. Read full book review >