Search Results: "Michael Rex"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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REX by Simon James
by Simon James, illustrated by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A cozy bit of new-family making—perhaps better not taken too literally. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Single parenting, T. Rex style. Read full book review >

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REX by José Manuel Prieto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2009

"A shimmering Fabergé egg of a novel, so hermetic and tightly knit that many readers may fall by the wayside. But those who loved the inspired legerdemain of Prieto's debut should not miss it."
Another Nabokovian puzzle shrouded in carefully maintained ambiguity, from the acclaimed author of the Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire (1999). Read full book review >

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REX by Ursula Dubosarsky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Young readers, dinophiles and (if there are any) otherwise, will be eager to answer the closing question: 'What would you do if Rex came to visit you?' (Picture book. 6-8)"
A small, shy-looking chameleon is transformed into a giant dinosaur each night in this imagination-stretching import. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, DADDY! by Michael  Rex
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Rex effectively captures a preschool imagination, and his blocky illustrations, drawn in pencil and colored using Photoshop, are full of little jokes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bedtime conversation morphs into an Indiana Jones-type adventure. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHASAURUS REX by B.B. Mandell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Skip this one, and choose instead something featuring both a strong, resourceful girl and a story worthy of her. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A plucky dinosaur uses her brains and creativity to save her family from a fiery volcano. Read full book review >

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EREC REX by Kaza Kingsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"That, along with a notably quirky supporting cast and plenty of heroic behavior, combines to carry readers through. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Erec (think Harry), "a normal boy with a few minor exceptions," spends most of his second outing in the magical land of Alypium angry at King Piter (think Dumbledore) and others for refusing to reveal his real identity and parentage. Read full book review >

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EREC REX by Kaza Kingsley
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2006

"Closing with the news that the young hero still has 12 tasks to fulfill, this light but not insubstantial outing definitely belongs aboard the Potter wagon, but merits a seat toward the front. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Entertaining magics and magical gear, along with polished vignettes from Grant, animate familiar fantasy tropes in this seriocomic debut. Read full book review >

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FANGBONE! THIRD-GRADE BARBARIAN by Michael  Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"The expected blend of boogers, barbarian battles and beanballs may hold some appeal for young boys seeking hijinks over highbrow literature. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
A lackluster graphic-novel offering for the young-male reading set, full of gross-outs, slapstick humor and out-of-this world adventures. Read full book review >

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THE RUNAWAY MUMMY by Michael  Rex
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The horror. (Picture book. 10 & up)"
"Once there was a little mummy who wanted to run away. ‘If you run away,' said Mother Mummy, ‘I will get you! For you are my rotten little mummy!' " As he did in 2008's Goodnight Goon, Rex puts a monstrous spin on a Margaret Wise Brown favorite. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT GOON by Michael  Rex
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"It's something of a one-joke wonder, but what fun it is, as the goon wreaks a little havoc before being ordered under the bed by the stern little werewolf: 'Goodnight monsters everywhere.' (Picture book. 7 & up)"
"In the cold gray tomb / There was a gravestone / And a black lagoon / And a picture of— / Martians taking over the moon," begins this snort-inducing parody of one of children's literature's most sacred texts. Read full book review >