Search Results: "David Teague"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RED HAT by David Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A simply told, graphically arresting tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Young Billy Hightower lives "atop the world's tallest building." Intent on meeting the girl he spots on a nearby high-rise's roof, he tries several stratagems before achieving his goal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONNECT THE STARS by Marisa de los Santos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Quibbles aside, a satisfying read that strikes a good balance between emotional highs and page-turning adventure. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A middle school boy and girl, each with a character trait that impedes relationships—Audrey always knows when someone is lying, and Aaron has an indelible memory but no emotional intelligence—develop an unlikely friendship in a wilderness camp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAVING LUCAS BIGGS by Marisa de los Santos
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Strong storytelling, suspense, lyrical writing, high drama, weighty matters made accessible and a bit of humor add up to a terrific and heartwarming read. (Mystery/fantasy. 9-12)"
The authors, a husband-and-wife writing team, seamlessly incorporate heavy social-justice issues—fracking for natural gas in 2014 and a coal-mining protest in 1938—into a riveting time-travel adventure story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY CICADA'S EXTRAORDINARY ELKTONIUM ESCAPADE by David Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Whimsy gone wrong. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Henry Cicada's dream is to be ordinary and unnoticed, but he learns that sometimes being yourself is much better than being invisible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKLIN'S BIG DREAMS by David Teague
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"After so many weird, woozy nights, it is hard to piece together Franklin's mind-blowing revelation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Just before Franklin goes to sleep each night in this story, an engineer barges in and builds railroad tracks, canals and runways straight through his bedroom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE SOMEWHAT BAD WOLF by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A fine addition to the fractured-fairy-tale shelf, though it does lack that certain something that made Eugene Trivizas' The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (1993), such a standout. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic fairy tale gets an update with a subtle message about healthy eating and a happy ending for a hungry wolf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LARUE ACROSS AMERICA by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bone Voyage. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Ike, that cute, crafty canine, is back in his fourth adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY TAMER by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"An amusing romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Smart, self-assured babysitter Amanda Smeedy doesn't know what she is in for when she meets the Eggmont kids. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FUNNY FARM by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Ultimately, there's very little story holding the book together, but the humor found on each page is satisfying in its own right. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this picture-book twist on Green Acres, the joke is on citified cousin Edward, a dapper dog who visits his Uncle Earl's farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST AND FOUND by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The illustrations offer plenty to pore over, and will sustain Teague's fans until his next work rolls out. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wobbly offering from Teague (Baby Tamer, 1997, etc.), in which Wendell and Floyd, who missed their math test when a giant squid trapped them in the restroom, are waiting to see the principal when a new girl, Mona, approaches the lost and found box in search of her lucky hat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PIRATE JAMBOREE by Mark Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"With a little more chaos and a little less nostalgia, this could have been an arrr-guably great book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Like a block party but with significantly more eye patches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET SHORTCUT by Mark  Teague
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Readers who have found themselves tardy and lacking suitable excuses will prize the brio of Wendell and Floyd. (Picture book. 5+)"
Teague (who illustrated Audrey Wood's The Flying Dragon Room, p. 75) takes the sidelong view of life in this story about Wendell and Floyd, who are chronically late for school. Read full book review >