Search Results: "Robert Neubecker"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"One romping celebration of boyhood to read again and again. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"What are little boys made of?" In Neubecker's hands, the answer is a whole lot of fun! Read full book review >

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WOW!  OCEAN! by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2011

"This ideal post-aquarium-visit souvenir has similar child appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The excitement of the ocean world from the beach to the deep and all between is conveyed by the jam-packed illustrations in this celebration. Read full book review >

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WOW! SCHOOL! by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"As a celebration of that nearly universal experience, the first day of school, it is nothing other than perfect. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Having conquered New York City and the rest of the United States (Wow! Read full book review >

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WOW! AMERICA! by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Midwest—but the steady, vibrant intensity of his national portrait (the children even get to Hawaii) will carry readers irresistibly along. (endpaper maps) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The creator of Wow! Read full book review >

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LINUS THE VEGETARIAN T. REX by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Though they may have fun with it, readers' attempts to sink their teeth into this story will find them gummed up with uncertain conclusions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This dino with a penchant for greenery means well, but his tale is clearly hampered by its confusing message. Read full book review >

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FALL IS FOR SCHOOL by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Neubecker should have called it quits after his amazing Wow! School! (2007)."
The same brother-sister duo from Winter is for Snow (2013) this time looks at fall's big marker: the start of school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHIVER ME TIMBERS! by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"It's not a stretch to say that if Shel Silverstein himself were to have dabbled in the piratical he could not have come up with a better selection of scurvy doggerel than the delicious verses found here. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Arr! 'Tis a bonny day indeed when piratical inclinations are recorded with such florid nastiness as that found in this stellar collection of seagoing poems for salty dogs. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM WITH NOT BEING SCARED OF KIDS by Dan Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"These cuddly monsters may be a little clichéd, but they get the narrative job done. Maybe they're just that persistent. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A group of not-very-scary monsters tries very hard to make friends with kids, which is exactly as problematic as one might expect. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM WITH NOT BEING SCARED OF MONSTERS by Dan Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"It's probably best to stick with Mercer Mayer's classics or Josh Schneider's Bedtime Monsters (2013). (Picture book. 2-5)"
If you're not scared of monsters, there's no problem…right? Read full book review >

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I GOT TWO DOGS by John Lithgow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Deathless verse this ain't; Lithgow's slight, amiable book works best as a read-along for his catchy song. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pooches are playful...and sorta crazy, too, but ya gotta love 'em. Read full book review >

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SPACE BOY AND HIS DOG by Dian Curtis Regan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"The themes of imaginary play and sibling rivalry provide good-natured support for a lighthearted, easy-to-read adventure. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A trip to the moon in search of a neighbor's lost cat is all in a day's work for Niko and his crew. Read full book review >