Search Results: "Cece Meng"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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 YAM A DONKEY! by Cece Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"This attempt to bring levity to an already-difficult grammar task for children just tangles the situation further. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A stern yam corrects a grammatically challenged donkey. Read full book review >

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RABBIT & ROBOT by Cece Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A good choice for those ready to launch into more advanced texts. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Make way for another endearing, odd-couple pair of friends in beginning-reader land. Read full book review >

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BEE-WIGGED by Cece Bell
by Cece Bell, illustrated by Cece Bell
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Hardly—no one's about to kill this messenger. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jerry is a pretty sweet guy—honey-sweet, in fact—but he's also the most enormous bee anyone has ever seen. Read full book review >

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CHUCK AND WOODCHUCK by Cece Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Skip—skinned knees should be the only elementary school drama. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A first-grade love story with a woodchuck as a go-between. Really. 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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THE STUBBORN PORRIDGE by Wang Meng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 1994

"Although it doesn't have much staying power, this is a thoroughly enjoyable group of stories that tweaks bureaucracy and turns expectations around."
These allegorical stories from a Chinese master delight with spare language and wry hidden meanings. Read full book review >