Search Results: "Maxwell Eaton III"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FLYING BEAVER BROTHERS AND THE HOT AIR BABOONS by Maxwell Eaton III
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"If the story is disappointing, it's only because the earlier books in the series set such a high standard: All of the jokes work, but die-hard fans may feel a little exhausted, as though they'd just finished their 100th Mad Lib in a row. (Graphic novel. 6-9)"
The Flying Beaver Brothers comics are starting to resemble Mad Libs. Read full book review >

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THE FLYING BEAVER BROTHERS AND THE MUD-SLINGING MOLES by Maxwell Eaton III
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"The story is so engaging that when they finish the book, readers may be ready to draw their own Flying Beaver Brothers adventure, complete with sound effects. (Graphic novel. 6-9)"
Eaton has learned an important truth: One of the great joys of reading comic books is the sound effects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OKAY, ANDY by Maxwell Eaton III
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Eaton's book covers well-trod ground and unfortunately pales in the shadows of more-established series. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A silly buddy story about Andy the alligator and his mammalian friend Preston plods somewhat aimlessly along through three chapters of gentle, simple adventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FLYING BEAVER BROTHERS: BIRDS VS. BUNNIES by Maxwell Eaton III
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"The Flying Beaver Brothers may not look imposing, but they can meet any challenge they take on, even armies of birds and bunnies. By the end of the book, readers will believe a beaver can fly—and that they also have secondary ocular membranes. (Graphic novel. 6-10)"
Birds vs. bunnies: It was only a matter of time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO DUMB DUCKS by Maxwell Eaton III
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Use this one for casual fun, not for relating to bullied protagonists. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Despite a mild cover featuring simple rubber-ducky types, you'd be a dumb duck to assume a toddler audience for this sly humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'M AWAKE! by Maxwell Eaton III
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sure to gather fans in its wake. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rambunctious hamster tests its sleepy dad's patience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Some readers won't make it through the most painful jokes, but those who do will see something marvelous building itself in front of their eyes. (Graphic novel. 6-9)"
Who says penguins are cute? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERHEROES by III Eaton
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Though perhaps a little less original than its predecessor, Eaton's thick black lines and sublime sense of humor will undoubtedly please fans and whet the public's appetite for future adventures. (Picture book 5-7)"
Evildoers and marshmallows beware: Max and Pinky are back for their second great adventure, and this time they're playing at battling the forces of evil as Mighty Max and Stubby Sidekick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF MAX AND PINKY by III Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Fans of Janet Morgan Stoeke's similarly terse, comic Minerva Louise tales will enjoy the sly humor, and be pleased to see the two buddies happily reunited at the end. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Eaton constructs a warm affirmation of budship featuring a boy, a piglet, lots of marshmallows and not much else. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2015

"Sure to spark the interest of animal-loving children, this engaging portrait will also please history buffs and Anglophiles. (timeline, author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Maxwell presents a brief biography of Abraham Dee Bartlett, the self-taught animal expert who became superintendent of the London Zoo in 1859 and subsequently made significant improvements in the understanding, care, and treatment of animals in captivity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION IN 50 DISASTERS by Gale Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2015

"A fascinating volume especially suited for browsing. (glossary, sources and additional resources, endnotes, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Kicking off the History in 50 series, this volume presents 50 stories about disasters that pitted "human civilization against the forces of nature." Read full book review >