Search Results: "Michael Rex"


BOOK REVIEW

TOILET PAPER MUMMY by Michael  Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Hits the gross-out sweet spot. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Readers with a soft spot for gross-out humor will find plenty to keep them gagging in Rex's latest novel (Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian, 2012) for the early-middle-grade set. Read full book review >

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FURIOUS GEORGE GOES BANANAS by Michael  Rex
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"The bright, digitally colored pencil illustrations hit just the right note of goofy mayhem to please fans of that OTHER George, especially those with an eye for detail. (Picture book. 4-7)"
George, a very large ape, lives happily in the jungle until a man in a funny hat traps him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FREIGHT TRAIN by Michael  Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"They will go to the supermarket'—everything makes perfect sense. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Trains are one of those items that exert an intrinsic fascination, like campfires and ocean waves or Rex's earlier subjects in My Fire Engine (1999) and My Race Car (2000). Read full book review >

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THE PIE IS CHERRY by Michael  Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The concept is useful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rex (My Race Car, 2000, etc.) uses the simple sentence structure of the title to describe a full day in the kitchen with three redheaded siblings and their dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNUGGLE WUGGLE by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"Besides providing a cuddly bedtime story, London's tale also aids little ones in identifying a broad assortment of familiar animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
London and Rex have teamed up again (Wiggle Waggle, not reviewed) to produce a captivating bedtime tale for the preschool set. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUCK DUCK by Michael  Rex
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Printed on stiff paper, these mighty machines will rivet fans of all things big, noisy, and on the go. (Picture book. 3-5)"
On the ground, in the water, or through the air, here comes a parade of spread-filling trucks, boats, and other vehicles, each piloted by a smiling animal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PAINTING GORILLA by Michael  Rex
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Jovial cartoons add a sunny look to the pages that promise a lot of monkeying around but don't deliver. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From the illustrator of David Getz's Floating Home (p. 380), the story of a gorilla who finds plenty of subject matter for her artwork in the zoo where she lives. Read full book review >