Search Results: "Mac Barnett"


BOOK REVIEW

RULES OF THE HOUSE by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Readers will (probably) agree that even the most irritating siblings don't deserve to be cooked and eaten. As a rule. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Rules are meant to be followed, but when monsters threaten to eat your sister, a little transgression might be in order. Read full book review >

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MUSTACHE! by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"The king can't beat them, so he joins them, clueless until the end, and kids will giggle all the way. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Barnett delivers a sweet slap to vanity. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTWRITER SECRET by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Shot through with moments of goofiness and dotted with Rex's black-and-white illustrations, this is sure to please existing fans and win new ones. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Partially thanks to his solving The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity (2009), 12-year-old Steve Brixton has been able to start his own detective agency. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXTRA YARN by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A quiet story of sharing with no strings attached. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl in a town of white snow and soot-blackened chimneys opens a small box and discovers a never-ending gift of colorful yarn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH NO! by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2010

"A must-have. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Santat's brilliantly hued digital illustrations are the perfect foil for Barnett's almost-wordless tale of a science project gone awry. Read full book review >

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BILLY TWITTERS AND HIS BLUE WHALE PROBLEM by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"Definitely funny and slyly subversive. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Readers know what kind of place they are in when the endpapers include ads for giant-squid repellent and shrimp-of-the-month club and the author and illustrator snark at each other in the dedication. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU LIKE A PIG by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"This may leave readers pondering the many forms that love can take, but when is that ever a misstep? (Picture book. 3-7)"
Love doesn't always make sense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLACES TO BE by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Funny and gentle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two ungendered fox siblings—or perhaps friends—have all sorts of places to be. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SKUNK by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Peculiar, perplexing, and persistent—training wheels for Samuel Beckett. (Picture book. 6-10)"
When is a skunk not a skunk? When it's a…skunk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHLOE AND THE LION by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Clever and funny, though it's possible that only a niche audience will want repeat readings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This meta-picture book offers plenty of sly giggles (and knows it). Read full book review >

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IT HAPPENED ON A TRAIN by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Mention of the next adventure at mystery's close will make Brixton fans smile. (Humorous mystery. 10-14)"
The Brixton Brothers Detective Agency is no more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRIANGLE by Mac Barnett
by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Children will be intrigued by the fairy-tale quality of this narrative and may enjoy debating the motivations of its peculiar characters. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The pairing of Barnett's deceptively simple, tongue-in-cheek text with Klassen's iconic splattered and stenciled watercolor and digital illustrations in earth tones makes for a unique approach to exploring shapes. Read full book review >