Search Results: "Cece Meng"


BOOK REVIEW

WORLD PIZZA by Cece Meng
by Cece Meng, illustrated by Ellen Shi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"One can only wish that 'world pizza' could solve our planet's problems. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Many people wish fervently for world peace, and the mom in this picture book is no different. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS REMEMBER by Cece Meng
by Cece Meng, illustrated by Jago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Understated, unsentimental, and gently done. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Old Turtle dies, his friends remember. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME IS CANCELED by Cece Meng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Suspend all disbelief and enjoy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bedtime prank goes viral, resulting in giggle-inspiring consequences. Read full book review >

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I WILL NOT READ THIS BOOK by Cece Meng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Although an engaging picture book with accomplished digital illustrations embodying a style akin to Dan Yaccarino's art, it's a shame the text lacks the control that would make it accessible to actual struggling readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In an appeal to reluctant readers, Meng's cumulative text will provoke laughter as read-aloud fare. Read full book review >

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TOUGH CHICKS by Cece Meng
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 16, 2009

"Sublime and original. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mama Hen's three new chicks just won't be cute—or good, much to the dismay of all the barnyard residents, except their proud Mama. Read full book review >

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THE WONDERFUL THING ABOUT HICCUPS by Cece Meng
ANIMALS
Released: May 21, 2007

"Faintly reminiscent of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, this introduction doesn't exactly model best practices, but it does state them in ways that children will laughingly absorb. (Picture book. 5-8)"
With help from a hippo and an accident-prone little sister, a child explains library rules in this bubbly debut from Meng. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY OF MENG by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A fine contribution. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
The cruelties attending the building of the Great Wall are dramatized in a powerful story. Read full book review >

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RABBIT & ROBOT AND RIBBIT by Cece Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Engrossing! (Early reader. 7-9)"
Three's a crowd in Bell's follow-up to Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover (2012) when Rabbit gets jealous of Robot's new amphibian pal, Ribbit. Read full book review >

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EL DEAFO by Cece Bell
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Worthy of a superhero. (Graphic memoir. 8 & up)"
A humorous and touching graphic memoir about finding friendship and growing up deaf. Read full book review >

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ITTY BITTY by Cece Bell
by Cece Bell, illustrated by Cece Bell
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Children will do the same with this terse, appropriately diminutive but definitive assurance that size really doesn't matter. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Itty Bitty may be the most aptly named pooch ever, but here he moves with inspiring confidence through normal-sized city and country alike. Read full book review >

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SOCK MONKEY RIDES AGAIN by Cece Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Happy trails to them, and to all readers with the stomach for such relentless, intense cuteness. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The all-knit toy actor is back in the saddle again, riding a tide of bit parts to a starring role as a singing cowboy. Read full book review >