Synopses & Reviews
Lincoln Green has a double, someone who looks just like him. Lincoln Green's own mother can't tell the difference between him and You Know Who. With his handy stand-in taking care of all the chores that just canand#8217;t wait, Lincoln Green has plenty of time to do the things he wants to do, like drink fizzy sarsparilla and shoot the breeze. and#160; But Lincoln Greenand#8217;s not the only one who doesnand#8217;t like doing things they don't like doing. It's not long before You Know Who has teamed up with Billy the Kid Next Door, which is a lot more fun than doing things for Lincoln Green, that's for sure. And that's when Lincoln Green finds himself in BIG trouble. and#160; From the author of Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School
and The Frank Show
comes another visually striking, brilliantly inventive picture book.
Praise for Standing in For Lincoln Green
"Mackintosh uses his fanciful premise to great effect, both as a fun taste of wish fulfillment and as a lesson to all the potential shirkers out there. His art offers distinctive details in the clothes and settings and big-headed, rosy-cheeked warmth in the characters."
"An imaginative, visually dynamic picture book that playfully touts the advantagesand#151;and even pleasuresand#151;of just getting things done."
"Budding sophisticates will relish Mackintosh's irony."
"Mackintoshand#8217;s voice is engaging, but itand#8217;s the look of his pages that will have readers and#151; and lap listeners and#151; marveling at the variety of perspective, color and composition that make and#145;Standing In for Lincoln Greenand#8217; such a standout." and#151;The New York Times
"Funny and fun, this paean to playand#150;and workand#150;will have readers cheering for both Lincoln and You Know Who."
and#151;School Library Journal
and#160;"Schneider seems to draw inspiration from both O. Henry and Edward Gorey, with deadpan, dead-on writing and meticulously inked, elegantly styled watercolors."
and#8212;Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Schneider's multimedia illustrations employ the same humorous, expressive line seen in his Geisel Award-winning Tales for Very Picky Eaters (2011), delivering a remarkable package. A gift of a book for new readers."
and#8212;Kirkus, starred review
"Schneider's watercolor, ink, and pencil illustrations have humor and sweetness."
and#8212;School Library Journal
"In five short, humorous stories, with whimsical watercolor illustrations, this beginning chapter book by a Geisel Award winner should appeal to every new reader's sense of fun, especially if they've ever had a diva moment. And really, who hasn't?"
No Fits, Nilson! is the The Huffington Post's Best Picture Book of 2013, Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2013, the Please Touch Museums Kids Choice Book for 2014, a New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing, and the winner of the 2014 Carolyn W. Field Award!
* "Foot-stomping fit pitchers will take multiple timeouts for this amusing modern fable." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A visual feast as well as a treat to the ear, this is a book thats going to find an audience no matter where it goes." - Betsy Bird, School Library Journal Review of the Day
"OHoras rough, woodcutlike acrylic paintings are a delight, and there are quirky details to be savored everywhere...Nilsons (and Amelias) struggle to behave will leave a lasting impression." - Publishers Weekly
"OHoras acrylic illustrations evince a crispness of finish, smoothness of color, and strength of black line that suggests particularly lively woodcuts, and a streamlined retro palette...enhances the graphic strength." - Bulletin of Center for Children's Books
Stop Snoring, Bernard! won the 2011 Society of Illustrator's Founder's Award and was the Pennsylvania One Book Selection for 2012.
Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that instead it helps make a new friend. Accompanied by full-color illustrations, this story serves up a lesson in the difficulties and ultimate rewards of making new friends.
It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy!
In this funny yet endearing story, one little boy learns an effective recipes for turning your best enemy into your best friend. Accompanied by charming illustrations, Enemy Pie serves up a sweet lesson in the difficulties and ultimate rewards of making new friends.
Kyle is dreading his first trip aboard the school bus. Luckily, his big brother, James, is a school bus expert. James gives Kyle ten rules for riding the bus that he absolutely, positively must obey if he wants to avoid getting laughed at or yelled at, pushed around, or even pounded. During his fateful ride, Kyle grapples with each unbreakable rule. Along the way, he discovers that the school bus isnt so bad, and he may even have a thing or two to teach his brother.
Full of subtle wordplay and outrageous humor, this full color earlyand#160;reader from Theodor Seuess Geiseland#160;Award-winner Josh Schneider offers a fresh, fun take on bullying and birthdays (and pet elephants).
Itand#8217;s Danaand#8217;s birthday, so she can do what she likes. And what Dana likes to do is pinch. And call people names. And steal her classmatesand#8217; desserts. You probably know a kid like Dana. What can stop her from being so mean? In this story, itand#8217;s not what you might expect. Because sometimes, it takes a little creativity (and possibly a very large pet) to change a mean kidand#8217;s ways. Five short chapters with comical full-color illustrations offer a fresh, fun take on bullying and birthdays (and pet elephants).
Zachariah OHora's distinctive retro art and kid-friendly humor take the stage in this story about accepting and celebrating differences.
Momo is coming to visit, and his cousins are SO excited! But even though Momo is a flying squirrel, he won't fly for his cousins friends. Plus, his games are weird. He can't even play hide and seek right! But when Momo's cousins give his strange ways a chance, they realize that doing things differently can be fun...almost as much fun as making a new friend.
Fans of Peter Brown and Bob Shea will fall in love with Zachariah OHoras bold artwork and hilarious characters.
About the Author
Technically, It's Not My Fault
“Grandits combines technical brilliance and goofy good humor to provide an accessible, fun-filled collection of poems, brought to life through a brilliant book design.” School Library Journal, starred
“An exuberant celebration of wordplay thats certain to broaden kids understanding and appreciation of the possibilities of poetry” Kirkus Reviews
An ALA Notable Book
A Book Sense 2005 "Top Ten Poetry List"
A VOYA Poetry Pick for 2004