Search Results: "Mark Atteberry"


BOOK REVIEW

DREAM by Mark Atteberry
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"Despite an implausible climax, Atteberry does justice to the genre in a charmingly played romance with plenty of twists along the way."
A kind-hearted jazz musician meets the love of his life and tries to save her from an abusive husband in this suspenseful romantic thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNNIES!!! by Kevan Atteberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Somewhat simplistic in both art and story arc but good for a chuckle or two in early storytimes and for those just beginning to pick out words—like BUNNIES!!! (Picture book. 3-6)"
What can you say about a title that includes three exclamation points? That it is full of pastel colors, that its hero is a monster called Declan (named only on the cover flap) and that it has very few words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU MORE THAN THE SMELL OF SWAMP GAS by Kevan Atteberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Perfect for those parents who are sick of the treacly 'how much do I love you' books and who want something with a little more ick. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A parent monster tells a child just how much little monster is loved. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUDDLES!!! by Kevan Atteberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Filled with frenzied exclamations perfect for shouting (though the dynamics do not vary much—it is full force most of the time), the book will delight at storytimes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
That lovable, gleeful monster from Bunnies!!! (2015) is excited once again.Read full book review >

BLOG POST

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

FROONGA PLANET by Bryan W. Fields
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Reluctant readers with a willing suspension of disbelief and a penchant for science fiction will be happy to find this one. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Last summer, after Nate Parker's basset hound Lunchbox was mentally enhanced by Scwozzwortian aliens Frazz and Grunflozz, he made a machine that created Froonga (Scwozzwortian food) from garbage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LaRUE FOR MAYOR by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Though less an election-year primer than a tale for dog lovers of every breed, this merits a spot alongside Doreen Cronin's wickedly satiric Duck For President, illustrated by Betsy Lewin (2004) as a waggish take on the theme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Giving fans even more reason to "Like Ike"—the dog, that is—Teague pits his irrepressible, letter-writing canine against "Law and Order" candidate Hugo Bugwort in a race for Mayor of Snort City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOVING HOUSE by Mark Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A stronger message and more coherent magic would have made this charming story even more appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This contemporary eco-fable suffers from a lack of internal logic, but the positive message and attractive retro artwork may still find favor with progressive parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2010

"Bright, glossy and flawed; excellent idea, less-than-excellent execution. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
This shiny, cheerful lesson has mixed success conveying concepts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOT DOG by Mark Oliver
by Mark Oliver, illustrated by Mark Oliver
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Like Chris Raschka's Arlene Sardine (1998), the meaning here definitely depends on the reader. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Twee tale of damaged mechanical doggies finding their bliss—or satirical religious allegory? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WILL YOU BE FOR HALLOWEEN? by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"This jumbled drawing makes for a frustrating ending to an uninspired look at a holiday that deserves better. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From vampires to robots, this purports to be a guide to all the things that a child could be for Halloween. Read full book review >