Search Results: "Darren McKee"


BOOK REVIEW

ZACH APOLOGIZES by William  Mulcahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"While not many kids are likely to ask for repeated readings, still this new series is a useful tool for teaching valuable skills. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Counselor and psychotherapist Mulcahy makes his children's-book debut with the Zach Rules series, designed to give kids some coping tools for working through everyday problems. Read full book review >

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ZACH HANGS IN THERE by William  Mulcahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Teachers and parents may find this purposeful book useful, but most children will not. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Zach wants to swing successfully on the trapeze rings. Read full book review >

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ZACH MAKES MISTAKES by William  Mulcahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Not simplistic but relentlessly utilitarian. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Zach's inattention to rules on a field trip results in a couple of embarrassing faux pas, but with help from a friend and a teacher he learns how to deal. Read full book review >

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THANK YOU, OCTOPUS by Darren Farrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2014

"A terrific read-aloud; each repeat visit will ensure gleeful participation, as readers practice both tone and volume. A maritime—and bedtime—delight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a well-meaning octopus helps his buddy to bed, silliness ensues. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MUNRO VS. THE COYOTE by Darren Groth
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Characters that will steal readers' hearts with their humor and resilience, smooth writing, and a satisfying and hopeful ending make this a book to enjoy both emotionally and critically. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Groth, a former special education teacher, introduces readers to a sympathetic main character who is trying to move through trauma and to a sparkling supporting cast that gives voice to disability. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

YOGA AND THE PATH OF THE URBAN MYSTIC by Darren Main
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2007

"Erudite, lucid and enlightening."
Main's accessible volume is an exemplary introduction to the thought, theory and texture of modern-day yoga. Read full book review >