Search Results: "Jeffrey K. McKee"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"McKee's wonderfully rich and thought-provoking text, told with style and winning flashes of humor, is a refreshing entry into the always contentious and endlessly fascinating story of human origins."
Add "culture" to the alliterative subtitle and "clever" to describe the approach of the author, for this is indeed an intelligent and provocative account of human evolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GODS ARE BROKEN! by Jeffrey K. Salkin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"An earnest exegesis of a powerful legend of the first Jew, designed for the faithful—not for atheist or pagan readers."
A rabbi delivers a thoughtful homily on the iconoclasm of Scripture's proto-Hebrew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 1999

"Given the rich array of texts he marshals, Salkin should appeal not only to many Jewish men—and women—but also to others who seek guidance on becoming a mensch of a man."
A fine contribution to both the emerging fields of men's studies and the more popular, accessible branch of Jewish studies. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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LIKING THE UNLIKABLE
by Leila Roy

I know it’s not cool to define yourself by a boy. Girls are supposed to be independent, these days. We should be Strong Female Characters, we should be tough and self-motivated and grrrrrls instead of girls. We’re supposed to run the world—girls—and look unapologetically into the camera. We don’t have to smile. We can cross our arms or curl our ...
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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Particularly appealing to those concerned with naval history, but written in vivid prose that will sustain the interest of more general readers as well."
A meticulously researched look at the lives of sailors serving in the British Royal Navy during the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >