The Beatles Were Fab by Kathleen Krull
(and They Were Funny)

60%

5 Critic Reviews

Parents and (more likely) grandparents who want to introduce children to their favorite band would do better to play a song or two on whatever device is handy...
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Q: How do you find all this business of having screaming girls following you all over the place?
George: Well, we feel flattered . . .
John: . . . and flattened. When the Beatles burst onto the music scene in the early 1960s, they were just four unknown lads from Liverpool. But soon their off-the-charts talent and offbeat humor made them the most famous band on both sides of the Atlantic. Lively, informative text and expressive, quirky paintings chronicle the phenomenal rise of Beatlemania, showing how the Fab Four’s sense of humor helped the lads weather everything that was thrown their way—including jelly beans.
 

About Kathleen Krull

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KATHLEEN KRULL and PAUL BREWER are a husband-and-wife writing team. Kathleen is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers; Paul is also an illustrator. They live in San Diego, California. www.kathleenkrull.com www.paulbrewer.comSTACY INNERST is an acclaimed, award-winning editorial artist and the illustrator of several acclaimed picture books, including Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer's Lincoln Tells a Joke and Tony Johnston's Levi Straus Gets a Bright Idea. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. www.stacyinnerst.com
 
Published March 19, 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Children's Books.
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Kirkus

Below average
on Feb 13 2013

Parents and (more likely) grandparents who want to introduce children to their favorite band would do better to play a song or two on whatever device is handy...

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NY Journal of Books

Good
on Mar 17 2013

The authors adopt a breezy, lighthearted tone throughout this spirited romp through Beatlemania. They employ a bevy of jokes, quips and quotes to show how the Fab Four relied on humor to help them cope with life’s highs and lows.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Good
Reviewed by Tony Norman on Mar 31 2013

This isn't just a book for children. "The Beatles Were Fab" is a work of art that is as casually transcendent as the band that inspired it.

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City Book Review

Below average
Reviewed by Editor on Apr 12 2013

I didn’t like this book because it hardly had anything fun in it except the part where there are these little speech bubbles. They were about how smart and how dumb the Beatles were, and made fun of them.

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Provo City Library's Children Book Review

Good
Reviewed by BLT on Mar 27 2013

The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny) is, all at once, a humorous, biographical, historical picture book.

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