Search Results: "Roz Chast"


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WHAT I HATE by Roz Chast
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A hilarious, collectively appealing index of words and pictures drawn with wry exuberance and a head-nodding relevancy."
Beloved New Yorker cartoonist shares an alphabetized listing of life's little irritants. Read full book review >

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AROUND THE CLOCK by Roz Chast
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Entertaining nonsense. (Picture book. 4-8)"
All kinds of things can happen in a 24-hour period. Read full book review >

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TOO BUSY MARCO by Roz Chast
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Perfect for repeated bedtime reading. (Picture book. 3-8)"
It's just too hard to go to bed for Marco, a parrot with BIG DREAMS. Read full book review >

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CAN'T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? by Roz Chast
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"A top-notch graphic memoir that adds a whole new dimension to readers' appreciation of Chast and her work."
A revelatory and occasionally hilarious memoir by the New Yorker cartoonist on helping her parents through their old age. Read full book review >

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MARCO GOES TO SCHOOL by Roz Chast
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"This lacks much of the humor of Marco's first outing (Too Busy Marco, 2010), does little (or nothing) to allay children's fears about school, and touts a character who daydreams during lessons instead of listening to his teacher: Skip. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In his second outing, the parrot with big dreams does his daydreaming at school. Read full book review >

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GOING INTO TOWN by Roz Chast
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Chast's voice and vision make this a singular love letter to a singular city."
The highly regarded New Yorker cartoonist lets readers see the city she loves through her eyes. Read full book review >

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THE ALPHABET FROM A TO Y WITH BONUS LETTER Z! by Steve Martin
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"Like Shirley and Milton Glaser's The Alphazeds (2003), any resemblance to a title for tots is coincidental. (Picture book. Adult)"
This high-profile crossover will slide effortlessly onto the bestseller lists, but it's not likely to win its creators many new adult fans—or any child ones. Read full book review >

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NO FAIR! NO FAIR! by Calvin Trillin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"More of the same—but a nice more. (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
The Thurber Prize winner's first collection of poetry for children has a familiar feel, except for that blue hyena. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Eccentric fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A wee girl and a gargantuan boy prove that pals come in all sizes in this offbeat exploration of friendship. Read full book review >

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THE AFRICAN SVELTE by Daniel Menaker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An up-and-down yet mostly amusing collection. Many readers will skim the short analyses while enjoying the examples and illustrations."
Common expressions gain richness of meaning through mistakes in word usage. Read full book review >

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101 TWO-LETTER WORDS by Stephin Merritt
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"Any reader's vocabulary is likely to grow after reading Merritt's quirky wordplay, but edification is not the point; fun is, and Merritt and Chast deliver just that."
From "aa" to "zz," a compendium of curious words. Read full book review >

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MEET MY STAFF by Patricia Marx
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"Readers will find some chuckles, and occasionally guffaws, in Walter's gift for ducking childhood's many burdens. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A puckish view of organization, chores, and ill-favored activities. Read full book review >