Search Results: "Jeff Mack"


BOOK REVIEW

WHO WANTS A HUG? by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Share widely. Few will be able to resist chuckling at this humorous yet heartwarming tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A big brown bear is generous with his hugs, and all the forest creatures appear to enjoy his embraces—except a grumpy, scheming skunk. Read full book review >

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DUCK IN THE FRIDGE by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"The silly scenario and pro-books-and-reading message accentuate the appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy asks, "Daddy, why do you always read me Mother Goose before bed?" The question prompts a zany tale from Daddy's boyhood. Read full book review >

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AH HA! by Jeff Mack
by Jeff Mack, illustrated by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"The ecologically sound and emotionally satisfying ending is sure to please all ages. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In Good News, Bad News (2012), Mack experimented with minimalism, creating text from the titular phrases alone; here, he challenges himself to dialogue created from just two letters of the alphabet, doubled and continually rearranged. Read full book review >

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CLUELESS MCGEE AND THE INFLATABLE PANTS by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"Even a frog-smacker can see this series has legs. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-12)"
PJ McGee, PI and secret ninja, gets everything wrong (again) in solving his second case. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS I CAN DO by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Rowdy and infectious: Fetch tape and crayons. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With boundless energy and bouncing rhyme, a boy shows readers his handmade book—this book—about his burgeoning independence. Read full book review >

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CLUELESS MCGEE by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"Happily, returns to Woods Road Elementary are assured, thanks to the big '1' on the spine. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-10)"
Listen up frog-smackers, PJ McGee is ready to solve any mystery! Read full book review >

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WHO NEEDS A BATH? by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"All (except Skunk) will easily see how much fun a bath can be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Skunk may have gotten a hug…but he's still a stinker. Read full book review >

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LOOK! by Jeff Mack
by Jeff Mack, illustrated by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Look, indeed! An energetic invitation to the joys of books. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Even an ape knows books can be better than TV. Read full book review >

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FROG AND FLY by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"Nature red in tooth and claw, though splashes of ketchup are the closest thing to visible gore in these sly vignettes. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Frog meets fly, with predictable results—at least the first five times. Read full book review >

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CLUELESS MCGEE GETS FAMOUS by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Big Nate and Wimpy Kid fans will be right at home. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-11)"
PJ McGee is on the case when his autographed cowboy hat is stolen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An instructive and entertaining primer on the art of friendship and the complexity of joy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Working from a text composed solely of the titular phrases (plus one final qualifier) in an ongoing call and response, Mack depicts a day among friends whose dispositions couldn't be more extreme. Read full book review >

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DOG WANTS TO PLAY by Christine McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Subtle and sweet. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dog has a ball but no one to play with, and all the farm animals have reasons why they cannot join him. Read full book review >