Search Results: "Brett McKee"


BOOK REVIEW

BRETT McCARTHY by Maria Padian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2008

"The pacing is smooth and the actions build to a sad, if realistic, ending. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Bigmouth Brett has two great loves: vocabulary words and soccer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Too painful to be a comfort to other parents and lovers, this is—as it seems meant to be—a tribute to the richness and vitality of a young woman who fought to make every dying day count for life."
The dramatic, sad story of a young woman's prolonged death from cancer, as told by her devastated father. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS DON'T CRY by Brett McKee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Cute, but fuzzy in its message, and not memorable. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little Archie is very brave, but could it really be true that he never cries? Read full book review >

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PRINCE PETER AND THE TEDDY BEAR by David McKee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 1997

"The illustrations are drenched in color, patterned and winsomely textured. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From McKee (Zebra's Hiccups, 1993, etc.), the tale of the profound effects a simple hug can bestow. Read full book review >

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ELMER AND THE BIRTHDAY QUAKE by David McKee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Fun for fans of elephants in general and Elmer in particular. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a birthday bash becomes a cliffhanger—literally—it's Super El to the rescue. Read full book review >

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DENVER by David McKee
by David McKee, illustrated by David McKee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Ultimately there's no child-friendly story to enjoy, and neither the pro-status quo/anti-individualism message nor the unflattering portrait of the middle and working class as foolish and profligate is likely to resonate with U.S. readers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An utterly odd paean to trickle-down economics, British-style, this adult-centric examination of wealth, generosity and greed won't garner much interest. Read full book review >

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SIX MEN by David McKee
by David McKee, illustrated by David McKee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Truly a worthwhile lesson for adults and kids alike. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A parable of war for young readers—and old ones, too. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE’S PIGGY BANK by David McKee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"They say that virtue is its own reward, but young readers are more likely to be drawn by the art's invitation to people-watch than by this rather disagreeable lesson. (Picture book. 6-8)"
First US edition of a sketchy, surreal episode from the creator of Elmer the patchwork elephant, featuring busy, wildly canted street scenes filled with camera-wielding tourists and stage business. Read full book review >

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ELMER'S FIRST COUNTING BOOK by David McKee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"There is nothing special here. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Elmer the elephant lumbers through this nondescript counting book. Read full book review >

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THE CONQUERORS by David McKee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Illustrated with big, simple, colorful scenes featuring plenty of smiling faces, and troops in rather Gallic uniforms, this brief tale makes a worthy new entry in the 'waging peace' genre. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a naïve but thought-provoking episode, the residents of a small country give an invading general and his armies such a warm welcome that the soldiers are all soon blending in, enjoying the local food, singing the local songs, even helping with chores. Read full book review >

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ZEBRA'S HICCUPS by David McKee
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"Try this when someone really does have the hiccups. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Dapper zebra is far too dignified to follow his friends' advice for getting rid of his hiccups—drinking water upside down simply isn't his style. Read full book review >