Search Results: "Jason Eaton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DAY MY RUNNY NOSE RAN AWAY by Jason Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Unfortunately, while the idea is funny, the ending takes a nosedive, abruptly falling flat on its face. (Picture book. 5-8)"
One day a most peculiar thing happened to Jason: Montague, his nose, left him a note on his pillow informing him that the mistreatment had to stop (blowing on scratchy paper towels, squishing against windows) and he took off. Read full book review >

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WHEN CHAOS REIGNS
by Julie Danielson

As I’ve said many times here at Kirkus, I love to follow picture book imports, and one thing I appreciate about them is the amount of chaos they’re willing to let in. If you live in America and primarily write about picture books from this country, as I do, along comes an import, and it’s often an altogether different beast ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE FACTTRACKER by Jason Carter Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Recommended for any and all. (Fiction. 8-12)"
"The true test of any society isn't how many lies it has; it's how many lies it believes." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERHEROES by III Eaton
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Though perhaps a little less original than its predecessor, Eaton's thick black lines and sublime sense of humor will undoubtedly please fans and whet the public's appetite for future adventures. (Picture book 5-7)"
Evildoers and marshmallows beware: Max and Pinky are back for their second great adventure, and this time they're playing at battling the forces of evil as Mighty Max and Stubby Sidekick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO TRAIN A TRAIN by Jason Carter Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"With believable expressiveness in the characterizations of the trains and a scale perfect for groups, this affectionate sendup communicates all the exasperation, responsibility and rewards of having a pet. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Train and pet enthusiasts alike will delight in this rollicking story about selecting, naming, soothing and caring for a full-sized locomotive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREAT, NOW WE'VE GOT BARBARIANS! by Jason Carter Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Break out the mead and pop a horned helmet on your head for the funniest pest invasion this side of Tromsø. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A typical case of untidiness is taken to a magnificent extreme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO TRACK A TRUCK by Jason Carter Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"These trucks are stuck in a concept that isn't up to speed, with a plot that ultimately sputters and runs out of gas. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An Asian boy named Mike narrates a guide to finding and taming a truck as an unusual type of pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CATAWAMPUS CAT by Jason Carter Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"A pleasing reminder that finding a new point of view can create positive change. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sideways-leaning cat strolls into town and sparks a revolution in perspective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HISTORY OF AMBITION IN 50 HOAXES by Gale Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2016

"We have met the hoaxsters, and they are us: family stories, human progress, and often enough the pinball nature of our history. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Hoaxes are a lot of fun, tell us much about ourselves, and sometimes, just sometimes, change the course of history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 2007

"Eaton investigates what it truly means to say we will leave no child behind—and asks if we have the commitment to live up to that promise."
A compelling scrutiny of the resegregation of American public schools, and of those fighting against a return to the bad old days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOKED 4 MURDER by J.C. Eaton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Eaton's debut introduces a retirement community filled with quirky characters and a sleuth who may have more talent for solving puzzles than she admits."
Can reading cause death? A most reluctant sleuth seeks an answer. Read full book review >