Search Results: "Scott Magoon"


BOOK REVIEW

BREATHE by Scott Magoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Richly composed and sweetly appealing—just right for baby storytimes as well as one-to-one sharing. (Picture book. 6 mos.-3)"
A very young white whale swims into the wider world of the arctic seas, celebrating first adventures of the very young. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO CRIED BIGFOOT! by Scott Magoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Entertaining and clever—and that's no lie. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Some boys cry wolf, but to the admiration of one individual, Ben cries Bigfoot. Read full book review >

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HUGO AND MILES IN I’VE PAINTED EVERYTHING! by Scott Magoon
ANIMALS
Released: April 23, 2007

"Though he tried for a fresh vision, the story is predictable, and the blocky pencil and digitally colored illustrations have a forced hipster vibe. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hugo is deep in an "elephunk" because he's already "painted everything!" Read full book review >

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THE KNIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"These knights know how to keep the castle safe and the readers entertained. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three young knights defend their castle from "a red-and-white knight and eight dragons. Oh dear!" Read full book review >

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THE NUTS by Eric Litwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Parents may well hope that their children don't pick up Hazel's beat—but they probably will. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little composer gets her whole family moving and grooving to her "bop-able" beat, but it's not easy. Read full book review >

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BIG MEAN MIKE by Michelle Knudsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Even the toughest readers will crumble under the appeal of these bunnies. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A warning: This book may make you like cute bunnies. Read full book review >

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OTTO:  THE BOY WHO LOVED CARS by Kara LaReau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Maybe monomaniacal preschool readers will take the hint, too. (Picture book. 2-6)
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Otto, as is only fitting, is in love with autos—obnoxiously so. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY RIDE! by Scott Magoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Not this one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Mystery ride, / Mystery ride, / Do you want / to go on a / Mystery ride? / NO!" Read full book review >

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MR. PRICKLES by Kara LaReau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2012

"Misfits, bullies, educators, parents and kids of all kinds just may learn a thing or two from this nocturnal love story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It looks as if Mr. Prickles will never fit in with the cast of furry forest creatures that cavort each night. This makes him feel "Very prickly." That is, until he meets Miss Pointypants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANNY GOMEZ & JIGSAW by Deborah Underwood
ANIMALS
Released: March 9, 2010

"A solid addition to any collection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Granny Gomez lives in a large house out in the country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UGLY FISH by Kara LaReau
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

Adding to the most recent spate of seemingly innocuous illustrated tales with sudden macabre twists, this deals just deserts to an aggressive aquarium fish—depicted in Magoon's simple, spacious illustrations with spiky teeth and a squarish, pea-green body—who chases and then eats every finny newcomer until an extra large arrival provides apt turnabout. Read full book review >

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RABBIT & SQUIRREL by Kara LaReau
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Along with the idea that wars can be touched off by jumping to conclusions or other mistakes, the lack of a pat resolution to the hostilities makes this a good discussion-starter—and also sets it apart from the general run of simplistic peace-mongering titles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Stay away from my garden—or else!" Read full book review >