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Derrick Barnes

Autor/a de Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

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Crèdit de la imatge: Derrick Barnes at BookExpo 2019 By Rhododendrites - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,


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Loved this positive book! Vibrant illustrations are a good match for the text and its rhythm. This picture book celebrates being an African American boy by letting him be just the awesome unique kid he is.
AnnesLibrary | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Jan 28, 2024 |
This comic book in picture book format is a bit too generic and short, but I like the little taste we are given of the superhero Bobby Beacon and his friends.

Bobby struggles with frustration and temper control as he attends the Academy of Kids with Awesome Abilities, but we are shown what a difference the right teacher can make in a young person's life. And we also get to see what Bobby can do when the baddies from the Institute of Evil (did I mention how generic this could be?) come bursting into a school assembly.

If there is a sequel, I hope it is a full-length graphic novel so the characters have more room to breathe and develop more naturally.

And they'd better keep Shawn Martinbrough on the art, because the look of this book is really what tipped it into thumbs-up territory for me.

(Best of 2023 Project: I'm reading all the graphic novels that made it onto NPR's Books We Love 2023: Favorite Comics and Graphic Novels list.)
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villemezbrown | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 28, 2023 |
First sentence: Last Christmas, the Macks of 4550 Welling Good Lane saw a story on TV about Santa Clau spending some quality time with a family in Boston, sipping hot cocoa and playing video games.

Premise/plot: The Mack family thinks it would be completely AWESOME and AMAZING to host Santa Claus at their house. What could go wrong????? But when Santa actually stays with the family for an extended period of time--a week or possibly two--the family realizes that it is NOT actually that great having Santa as a guest. In fact, Santa is a super annoying house guest.

My thoughts: I liked this one. I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. But the good news is is that I didn't overthink it. It was nice to just sit back and read a book in an easygoing way. If this plot hasn't already been used in a movie, it probably should be.
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blbooks | Dec 6, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 3-5
Awards: 2018 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers
A Newbery Honor Book
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Book
A Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Book
lazwilliams | Hi ha 35 ressenyes més | Nov 30, 2023 |



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