Search Results: "Mark Teague"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE SOMEWHAT BAD WOLF by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A fine addition to the fractured-fairy-tale shelf, though it does lack that certain something that made Eugene Trivizas' The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (1993), such a standout. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic fairy tale gets an update with a subtle message about healthy eating and a happy ending for a hungry wolf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LARUE ACROSS AMERICA by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bone Voyage. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Ike, that cute, crafty canine, is back in his fourth adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SKY IS FALLING! by Mark Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"Though this twist on the familiar tale is somewhat heavy-handed in both narrative and image, its sense of fun comes through clearly nonetheless. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The age-old "Chicken Little" story, but with a change-up. Read full book review >

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HOW DO DINOSAURS STAY SAFE? by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Don'ts and Do's in a familiar formula go down easily for fans and will provide a good conversation starter for parents. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Officer Buckle had Gloria, his police canine, to help his audience see the value of his safety lessons; Yolen and Teague have their dinos. Read full book review >

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THE TREE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT by Bonnie Verburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"A semiclever twist that lends itself to far more imaginative play in illustration than text. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As the title indicates, arboreal hijinks inspired by the classic rhyme. Read full book review >

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BABY TAMER by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"An amusing romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Smart, self-assured babysitter Amanda Smeedy doesn't know what she is in for when she meets the Eggmont kids. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FUNNY FARM by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Ultimately, there's very little story holding the book together, but the humor found on each page is satisfying in its own right. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this picture-book twist on Green Acres, the joke is on citified cousin Edward, a dapper dog who visits his Uncle Earl's farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST AND FOUND by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The illustrations offer plenty to pore over, and will sustain Teague's fans until his next work rolls out. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wobbly offering from Teague (Baby Tamer, 1997, etc.), in which Wendell and Floyd, who missed their math test when a giant squid trapped them in the restroom, are waiting to see the principal when a new girl, Mona, approaches the lost and found box in search of her lucky hat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PIRATE JAMBOREE by Mark Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"With a little more chaos and a little less nostalgia, this could have been an arrr-guably great book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Like a block party but with significantly more eye patches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOOM MACHINE by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Though the author gives most of the active roles to the grown-ups, leaving Jack and his science-crazy new friend Isadora largely observers, his feeling for oddball characters and twists recalls Adam Rex's The True Meaning of Smekday (2007) and should draw the same audience. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
A small band of more-or-less ordinary Earth humans takes on a galactic empire in Teague's first full-blown novel (Funny Farm, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET SHORTCUT by Mark  Teague
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Readers who have found themselves tardy and lacking suitable excuses will prize the brio of Wendell and Floyd. (Picture book. 5+)"
Teague (who illustrated Audrey Wood's The Flying Dragon Room, p. 75) takes the sidelong view of life in this story about Wendell and Floyd, who are chronically late for school. Read full book review >