Search Results: "Marc Rosenthal"


BOOK REVIEW

ARCHIE AND THE PIRATES by Marc Rosenthal
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Bound to be a family favorite oft repeated, this is one swell book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An utterly splendid bit of storytelling that acts like a cross between My Father's Dragon and Curious George, with a little Babar thrown in for good measure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOBO THE SAILOR MAN! by Eileen Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Endearing as a slightly exaggerated solo adventure with a stuffed animal—but then there's Earl, who adds a lovely dose of spice. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Willy—the small boy whose self-absorbed attachment to a household sock monkey is shared by Earl, the family cat—has grown into a more adventuresome fellow (I'll Save You Bobo!, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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I'LL SAVE YOU BOBO! by Eileen Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Endearing and inviting. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Earl the cat is back—hurray! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOGIE by Kathi Appelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Mogie's one good dog, and readers will be awfully glad they've met him. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mogie finds his purpose in this true story about the Houston Ronald McDonald House. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKING A FRIEND by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"This retro salute to friendship simply tries to be too much to be successful—it does not hold a candle to McGhee's prior works such as Someday or Little Boy, both illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds (2007, 2008) (Picture book. 4-6)"
The early-children's-book feel of Rosenthal's pencil-and-digital illustrations is what will first strike readers of McGhee's rather morose celebration of the forever nature of friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PHOOEY! by Marc Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Priceless. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A retro comic-strip style and a classic slapstick premise give rise to a side-splitting visual romp. Read full book review >

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YO AESOP! by Paul Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Readers of Jon Scieszka's and Lane Smith's Stinky Cheese Man (1992) will feel right at home; only by comparison could the send-ups and book design of this one possibly be considered restrained. (Picture book/folklore. 7-9)"
Appropriately scheduled for publication on April Fools' Day, these nine fables spin away wildly from their Aesopian predecessors: A flea-bitten dog spares one of his tiny tormenters, who then returns the favor when the dogcatcher arrives; worms develop an elaborate Early Bird Alarm, but can't set it because they haven't any hands; a cockroach comes to a bad end after helping an ungrateful dog and cat get a bag of cookies down from a high shelf; having wandered into a previous fable, the wolf in sheep's clothing never makes his gig. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STRAIGHT LINE WONDER by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Let readers decide. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The illustrator of Daniil Kharrm's First, Second (1996) rises ingeniously to the challenge of a story Fox (Feathers and Fools, 1996, etc.) published in Australia ten years ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMALL WALT by Elizabeth Verdick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Charming and endearing: 'ChuggaMmmm-hmmm!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
The smallest in a fleet of snowplows always gets picked last in a snowstorm, but he and his driver, Gus, show that teamwork and perseverance pay off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHILD'S FIRST BOOK OF TRUMP by Michael Ian Black
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2016

"Just about as ephemeral as a Trump's noxious emissions."
Like an orange potato with arms, legs, and windblown blond hair—and, of course, a big mouth—Americus trumpus is explicated for a putative child audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST, SECOND by Daniil Kharms
by Daniil Kharms, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal, translated by Richard Pevear
ADVENTURE
Released: April 25, 1996

"Rosenthal's superb illustrations are an irresistible cross- pollination of the Katzenjammer Kids with the daft tricksters found in Zap comics, situated in flat, graphically sophisticated landscapes. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
Every journey has its logistical problems, but they come peck by drove in this absurdist's delight, penned in the 1930s by the Russian Kharms. Read full book review >