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Mac Barnett

4 of 5 Votes: 3
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Books by Mac Barnett
Count the Monkeys (2013)
language
English
4.26 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: When I saw that this book was on several Best of 2013 lists, I wondered what could possibly be so wonderful about a counting book. Sure, monkeys are fun and cute, but how could it be original enough to be garnering all these rave reviews? Then I read the book to my little guy, ...
Extra Yarn (2012)
language
English
4.06 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I see a lot of children's books pass through the library and mostly I just skim them as I look for damage, but this one appeared interesting enough that I actually checked it out. The fact that it was such a short read was nice rather than a detraction. I guess the only thing I f...
Chloe and the Lion (2012)
language
English
4.04 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I noticed that there have been a lot of reviews about this book and how people don't think that it's good for children; not good in the sense that they won't understand it. I must say that I think people underestimate children. I read this to my 8-year-old son who not only unde...
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole (2014)
language
English
4.2 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: The creative team behind Extra Yarn comes together again to feature two characters, Sam and Dave, who dig a hole in search of something spectacular. Right beneath their feet readers can see a large diamond, but the digging path they take eventually veers off in twists and turns t...
Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem (2009)
language
English
3.9 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: While the book is imaginative and fun, and I love the comparing of ordinary items to the size of the whale, I believe it is important to have a theme or emotional plot in a story. And Billy gets this whale because his mom threatens him with it when he disobeys. So what's the mess...
Telephone (2014)
language
English
3.87 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Telephone by Mac Barnett is a story that is much like the communication game we've all played before. It's a game in which we whisper a message to someone who then tries to relay the message to another and so on. Only Barnett steps it up a notch in this hilarious and silly pict...
The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity (2009)
language
English
4.41 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Not at all what I was expecting, so it took me some time to mull it over before I was ready to write my "blurb" about this book. I didn't love it, but I'm pretty sure that most of my 5th grade boys would get excited by the quirky, unexpectedness of the plot. So I think that I w...
Guess Again! (2009)
language
English
4.13 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Another surprising and funny book by Barnett, with the added joy of picture flaps. The surprises throughout the book are both in the writing and the illustrations. It is a silly twist on rhyming riddle books that give the reader a rhyming description of something, and using the...
President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath (2014)
language
English
3.62 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Poor President Taft. What an unfortunate legacy that may or may not even be true. I think kids will think the story, and especially the illustrations, funny, but may also be disturbed at the idea of all those people in Taft's personal space!! I do think the ideas of the variou...
Oh No! Not Again!: (Or How I Built a Time Machine to Save History) (Or at Least My History Grade) (2012)
language
English
3.39 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I really enjoyed the first book, where our main character builds a killer robot for her science fair project and the illustrator made the background seem like a Godzilla movie, complete with Japanese signs. In this book, our heroine, has just gotten an A on a history test (not an...
The Ghostwriter Secret (2010)
language
English
4.1 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This series is hilarious! Loosely based on the Hardy Boys series, there are lots of puns and similar names and circumstances. This is book #2. Twelve year-old Steve Brixton, who has no siblings, formed The Brixton Brothers Detective Agency to model it after his favorite 58 book m...
It Happened on a Train (2011)
language
English
4.05 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: AR 4.0 Great read for Gr 3- 5 who enjoy a mystery. This one is a good title for those readers beginning to enjoy the mystery genre. Similar to the classics of Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, but not quite on that level. This was the first one I read from the series and it was fine ...
Hilo Sin Fin (2014)
language
English
4.06 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This book is fantastic! The illustrations were marvelous as they changed color from black and white to a range of colors. As the main character, Annabelle, uses her newly found box of yarn to create sweaters for her whole town, she transforms the book into a world of happiness a...
Extra doux (2014)
language
English
4.06 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: “On a cold afternoon, in a cold little town….Annabelle found a box filled with yarn of every colour.” And Annabelle started knitting and she transformed her town with bright colour. Annabelle has a spool of never-ending yarn and with it she knits everyone, and everything, and all...
Case of the Mistaken Identity #1 The Brixton Brothers (2010)
language
English
3.82 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Quick read and and pretty entertaining. Honestly, there were a couple of times I audibly gasped, then had to giggle because I didn't know how into the story I had become! Not super scary, but suspenseful at times. I love the way librarians are featured prominently in the story...
The Brixton Brothers (2009)
language
English
3.82 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Very unrealistic and odd. The set up of the mystery comes out of nowhere and just left me completely confused. I was convinced Steve was dreaming, until the plot continued down the odd road it was on. I was glad to have everything come together at the end. Overall it was an enjoy...
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