Search Results: "Mark Pett"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL AND THE BICYCLE by Mark Pett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Like an old black-and-white movie, this companion to The Boy and the Airplane (2013) will remain charming and relevant—the old story about what you get when you give never really gets old. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A girl spies a gleaming bike in a shop window and decides to earn enough money doing yardwork to buy it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY AND THE AIRPLANE by Mark Pett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Recalling both the ingenuity of Oliver Jeffers' Stuck (2011) and the sense of foreboding in Chris Van Allsburg's Jumanji (1981), Pett's winsome caricatures enact a quietly provocative drama certain to raise questions about the value of patience, the burden of ownership and the ethics related to this instance of 're-gifting.' (Picture book. 4-10)"
In this wordless title, a tousled boy in overalls receives a present that changes his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIZARD FROM THE PARK by Mark Pett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"As independent as Max and Ruby, as creative as purple-crayon-wielding Harold, and as dedicated a friend as Charlotte's Wilbur, Leonard will delight kids of all ages, regardless of habitat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The tale of a sizable sidekick for one competent kid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS MY BOOK! by Mark Pett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Still, even on a very crowded metafictive shelf, this effort is good fun. (Novelty picture book. 3-7)"
"I am the author, and that means I get to write all of the words. I am also the illustrator, so I get to make all of the pictures, too," lectures a sadly deluded, bespectacled white man. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO NEVER MADE MISTAKES by Mark Pett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A good choice for offering comfort and support to a budding perfectionist. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can anyone be perfect? 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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MARK HELPRIN
by Rhett Morgan

In both his travels and his writing, novelist Mark Helprin purposefully avoids the well-known icons and emblems associated with Paris, opting instead for everyday suburban streets and lesser-known architectural gems like the Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière. “That’s one of the reasons that Paris is so beautiful,” the author of Paris in the Present Tense points out. “They’ve taken such great ...


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WHEN CHAOS REIGNS
by Julie Danielson

As I’ve said many times here at Kirkus, I love to follow picture book imports, and one thing I appreciate about them is the amount of chaos they’re willing to let in. If you live in America and primarily write about picture books from this country, as I do, along comes an import, and it’s often an altogether different beast ...


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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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THE GREAT THANKSGIVING ESCAPE by Mark Fearing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A holiday offering that definitely makes a fun all its own. (Picture book. 5-9)"
It's Thanksgiving at Grandma's, and nothing's worse than being stuck with the babies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREHOUSE! by Mark  Teague
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"No depicted conflagrations here—just sure-fire fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Edward wants to be a firefighter. One day he and Judy visit a firehouse." Read full book review >

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DEAR MRS. LARUE by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The work as a whole is energetic but ultimately fails to follow through on a promising concept. (Picture book. 6-9)"
An epistolary picture book detailing the misadventures of a very imaginative dog at obedience school. Read full book review >