Search Results: "M. Mark McKee"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 28, 2011

"A constructive guide to upbeat, supportive and satisfying parenting."
Family psychologist McKee tenders a concise road map to building a positive, rich bond with one's child. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Of special interest to native Chicagoans, but will appeal to those who don't mind keeping a scorecard of the many players."
Along its meandering way, this narrative details the inner workings of a longtime political machine. Read full book review >

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MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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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

TOO MANY MOOSE! by Lisa M. Bakos
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A pet is a good companion—in the singular not the plural. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Many moose mean much merriment—or do they? 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BETRAYAL OF FAITH by Mark M. Bello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"Engaging characters elevate this courtroom drama beyond the conventional."
In Bello's debut legal thriller, a case against a pedophile priest in Michigan leads a lawyer to confront a secret organization that's willing to go to great lengths to protect the church. Read full book review >