Search Results: "David McKee"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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WHO'S A CLEVER BABY? by David McKee
Released: March 22, 1989

As in David Lloyd's Duck (1988), the baby here persists, in spite of Grandma's best efforts, in calling all animals by the same name—in this case, "dog." Read full book review >

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ELMER'S SPECIAL DAY by David McKee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2011

"This winner combines feasible problem solving, bug-free special effects, plenty of eye candy—particularly toward the end, when all the wildly decorated wild things are cavorting about—and easy navigation. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
The patchwork pachyderm again finds a way to wage peace. Read full book review >