Search Results: "Chris Demarest"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COWBOY ABC by Chris Demarest
Released: April 1, 1999

"Rendering chaps and stetsons, nighthawks and prairie dogs in loving detail, Demarest captures that rugged, outdoorsy life at its most romanticized, and will leave readers itching to saddle up. (Picture book. 6-7)"
Demarest (Plane, 1995, etc.) abandons his familiar minimalist cartoons for a more elaborate style in this tribute to the cowboy mythos. Read full book review >

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HOTSHOTS! by Chris L. Demarest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Altogether admirable. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Demarest adds another gem to his lambent survey of modern firefighting with this mesmerizing look at the men and women who are specially trained and equipped to fight wildfires. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"The deep belly laughs and red-faced embarrassment that come from reading words like 'pee' and 'belch' will be enough to make this an instant favorite. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
A lively picture book filled with humorous poems by a variety of new poets does what the subtitle suggests—makes the reader (and listener) laugh out loud. Read full book review >

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MAYDAY! MAYDAY! by Chris L. Demarest
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Dynamite. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A crisp, exciting Coast Guard rescue operation over stormy seas, and in the dark of night. Read full book review >

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SMOKEJUMPERS ONE TO TEN by Chris L. Demarest
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"References, suggested reading, and the National Smokejumper Association Web site are also included. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Demarest follows up Firefighters A-Z (2000) with this compelling offering on counting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"It doesn't seem possible, but it's true: In Seuss-like poetry, Moss (The Other Side of the Door, 1991, etc.) tells an amazingly profound and sophisticated story of a bird's reevaluation of life. (Fiction. All ages)"
Hieronymus White was a know-it-all bird. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Exciting stuff for kids in the military state of mind, not to mention a good workout for the memory. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Demarest explores, through dramatic military-related illustrations, the International Communications Alphabet (ICA). Read full book review >

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FIREFIGHTERS A TO Z by Chris L. Demarest
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Parts of this will be new even to avid young fans of the occupation and its trappings; and though there are no specific cautions, the underlying message about the importance of fire safety will not go astray. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
Demarest (The Cowboy ABC, 1999, etc.), a volunteer firefighter himself, pays tribute to the intrepid men and women who do it professionally. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE HUNTERS! by Chris L. Demarest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Demarest caps his dramatic account with a long afterword about hurricanes and their damages—particularly Katrina's recent devastation. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Demarest continues his tributes to uniformed workers who routinely go in harm's way with this timely look at a mission flown by the Air Force's 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. Read full book review >

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PLANE by Chris L. Demarest
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A companion volume, Ship (ISBN 0-15-200267-7), does a similarly energetic job plying the high seas and evoking things oceanic. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A board book journey for the very young on a pleasurable plane ride through an intimate, minimal landscape. Read full book review >

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SOMEDAY WE’LL HAVE VERY GOOD MANNERS by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The deadpan delivery of Ziefert's pragmatic text, combined with Demarest's waggish illustrations, makes for a raucously funny tale and a rambunctious read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An etiquette guide for the very young—with an ironic twist. Read full book review >