Search Results: "Mick Manning"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEATLES by Mick Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"A fine little addition to Beatlemania, despite the rather unprepossessing cover. (timeline, bibliography, filmography, discography, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The Beatles age; a couple of them even pass away, but they never grow old, and Manning and Granström bring them back fresh as daisies—even with all their little blemishes. Read full book review >

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A RUINED HOUSE by Mick Manning
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A sweet tribute to ruins, but so tame it seems to cower. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
In examining the physical and biological stages of decay, Manning is more concerned with process than with atmosphere. Read full book review >

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COCK-A-DOODLE-HOOOOOOO! by Mick Manning
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

An owl takes over a rooster's role (well, mostly) in this rather ingenuous barnyard episode. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The older elementary set will be clamoring for this lighthearted but informative look at their own insides. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Covering most of the major systems (circulatory, muscular, skeletal, digestive, respiratory and nervous), this is one introduction to the human body that will find a willing and fascinated audience. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Richard Platt's Egyptian Diary: The Journal of Nakht (2005). (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
A superficial glance at Egyptian society in the time of Rameses II, this layers breezy, hand-written factoids ("Egyptian farmers grow barley and a sort of wheat for food, and flax to make linen clothes.") along with bits of plant or animal matter and swatches of papyrus attached with modern straight pins over sketchy, generic watercolor cartoons. Read full book review >

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DINO-DINNERS by Mick Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2007

"Cheap thrills: Buy accordingly. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The loosely brushed illustrations aren't as luridly detailed as they might be, but fans of all things gross and gruesome will still be drawn to this gallery of extinct gourmands. Read full book review >

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WOOLLY MAMMOTH by Mick Manning
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Readers will have little difficulty doing so. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
This newest wooly mammoth title, written in rhythmic bouncy verse, hopes to wow the youngest Ice Age fans with facts wrapped in an exciting frozen package. Read full book review >

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YUCK! by Mick Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"This isn't going to convince picky eaters to change their ways, but rare is the toddler who won't chime in delightedly on the delicious exclamatory chorus. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An enjoyable gross-out game to share with very young listeners—with a bit of natural history thrown in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERMOM by Mick Manning
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"A clever concept supported by appealing illustrations that sadly falls short of the mark. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A playful tale offering readers a peek at moms across the species. Read full book review >

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WASH, SCRUB, BRUSH! by Mick Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"This takes all the drudgery out of coming clean! (Picture book. 3-7)"
There's going to be a party in this hygiene-centric picture book that teaches little ones how to keep clean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURE ADVENTURES by Mick Manning
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A strong choice for explorers, artists and nature lovers. (glossary, safety note, list of poems and music, information on The Wildlife Trust) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Chocked full of information, illustrations and inspiration, this wildlife journal will captivate nature lovers young and old. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The watercolors are friendly and flighty, and facts on the last spread (ostensibly from the book the girl was reading before she fell asleep and dreamed the adventure) take care of questions that might arise from the tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The team behind The World Is Full of Babies! (1996) allows readers to fly along with the child narrator on the back of a migrating goose. Read full book review >