Search Results: "Keith Dunnavant"


BOOK REVIEW

COACH by Keith Dunnavant
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"It's just as well, because they probably aren't there."
Balanced and intelligent, this is the first biography of the legendary University of Alabama football coach since his death early in 1983, written by a contributor to the Birmingham Post-Herald who interviewed Bryant for his high school paper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fawning fan letter."
An admiring tribute to Bart Starr, who led the Green Bay Packers to NFL Championships in the 1960s and to easy victories in the first two Super Bowls. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S THE DINOSAUR? by Keith Moseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Young dino-hunters, on the other hand, never had it so good. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Mr. Magoo has nothing on young George's grandfather, who manages to miss nearly 100 dinosaurs concealed (or not) in the pictures illustrating this visit to a remote volcanic island. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MONKEY LOST by Keith DuQuette
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

The similarities and differences among New World monkeys are at the center of this tale of one lost monkey. Read full book review >

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NO TWO ALIKE by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A worthwhile message that just doesn't quite fly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A sadly lackluster paean to the premise that "no two snowflakes are alike, / almost, almost… / but not quite." Read full book review >

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LUCKY DAYS WITH MR. AND MRS. GREEN by Keith Baker
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"The effervescent personalities of the all-alligator cast come through clearly in Baker's small, bright green-and-purple scenes; those ready to move on to something slightly beyond the basic easy reader will enjoy all the energy and joie de vivre on display. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Three more happy tales along the lines of those in More Mr. and Mrs. Green (2004) and its preceding volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORETTA by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Ace Scout Loretta isn't particularly appealing, but perhaps she's not meant to be—perfectionism is not a desirable trait, and children may recognize a bit of Loretta in themselves before it gets out of hand. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Loretta's goal to be the latest in a long line of perfect Pinky Scouts is foiled by her inability to toast a marshmallow to golden perfection. Read full book review >

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THE UNEXPECTEDLY BAD HAIR OF BARCELONA SMITH by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Though less gross than Graves's best work, this is sufficiently wacky to sit next to, say, Margie Palatini's Bedhead, illustrated by Jack E. Davis (2000). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A hyper-cautious lad is dragged by his hair—literally—into a looser lifestyle in this typically off-the-wall episode from Graves. Read full book review >

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THREE NASTY GNARLIES by Keith Graves
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A yucky, mucky crowd-pleaser. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The author of Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance (1999) and other grotesqueries proposes that beauty is in the eye of the beholder—funky though that beauty may be. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUPPY! by Keith Graves
by Keith Graves, illustrated by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Not so different from having a 'puppy' of the canine sort. Except for the stripes. And the impressive teeth. (Picture book. 6-8)"
For boys, at least, some things haven't changed since the Stone Age. Read full book review >

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MY DAD USED TO BE SO COOL by Keith Negley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"Yes, he sure is. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A child suspects that his pops was once pretty cool and wonders what changed. Read full book review >

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TOUGH GUYS HAVE FEELINGS TOO by Keith Negley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Though it doesn't exactly topple stereotypes or delve deep into questions of gender identity, Negley's debut is nonetheless sincere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The title says it all. Read full book review >