Elvis Is King!

Elvis Is King!

Elvis Presley--the King of Rock 'n' Roll, still beloved by millions of Americans--comes to vibrant, gyrating life in this extraordinary picture-book biography from an award-winning author and the winner of a New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award. Here's the perfect book for anyone who wants to introduce rock 'n' roll and its king to the child in their lives. In single- Elvis Presley--the King of Rock 'n' Roll, still beloved by millions of Americans--comes to vibrant, gyrating life in ...

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Title:Elvis Is King!
Author:Jonah Winter
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:039955470X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

Elvis Is King! Reviews

  • Allie
    Mar 07, 2019
    The text sucks, but the illustrations are absolutely astonishing. I loved The Secret Subway, also illustrated by Red Nose Studio, but that one had readable interesting text and this one just seems like he threw it together. LOVE the illustrations, HATE the text. ...
  • Christiana
    Apr 10, 2019
    Man, I love Elvis. The next time someone asks me why I named my dog Gladys I'm going to say I named her after Elvis' mom (which I learned about in this book!). Who knew he was so shy! And dyed his hair that famous black color! ...
  • Tasha
    Jan 11, 2019
    This picture book biography features a perfect match-up of author and illustrator. It tells the story of Elvis? life from a young boy singing in church and in talent shows to him becoming a star. It is the story of a boy growing up poor with a father in jail and discovering many of l...
  • Kirsti
    Jan 16, 2019
    Astonishing scratch-made art from Red Nose Studio. Compelling text by Jonah Winter is appropriate for little kids but does not sugarcoat. I never knew that Elvis's crazy clothes from his early days were from secondhand shops. ...
  • Lynn
    Jan 08, 2019
    I love that this publishes on the King's birthday and I love the book! Winter captures the desperate poverty of his childhood, the struggle to find his sound and break into the music business and the astonishing early career of Elvis. He also captures the lonely heart and the yearning ...
  • Barbara
    Jan 29, 2019
    For many of us, especially those from the South, Elvis Presley will always be the King of Rock 'n' Roll. This picture book does its darndest to demonstrate why--a feat not easily accomplished in a picture book with no accompanying musical CD. Using conversational text, a tad of Souther...
  • Kim
    Feb 26, 2019
    Good Lordy Mercy! This was fabulous! ...
  • Amanda
    Mar 07, 2019
    3 1/2 stars Other children's authors/books about Elvis that I have read have touched on the fact that Elvis borrowed from or appreciated or used or stole (depending on your viewpoint) from African American musicians during a time when segregation was rampant; not this author. In fac...
  • Read  Ribbet
    Mar 09, 2019
    Love picture book biographies and Elvis the King is Jonah Winter's effort to capture the tough childhood and the rise of Elvis to become one of the world's biggest stars. Using a 3-D animation style by Red Nose Studios for illustrations, it's a good telling of this part of Elvis' life ...
  • Chance Lee
    Jan 16, 2019
    The artwork is phenomenal -- intricately made sets photographed for each scene. The birthplace house looks exactly like it does in real life! The text is alright, but the book does contain a comprehensive author's note at the end that gives greater historical context for Elvis's rise t...
  • Laura Harrison
    Apr 04, 2019
    Absolutely brilliant. Creative and so much fun. One of my favorite picture books of the year. ...
  • Edward Sullivan
    Jan 19, 2019
    Apparently it's just me who finds the illustrations ghastly and the text rudimentary. So it goes. ...
  • Gary Anderson
    Feb 04, 2019
    Jonah Winter?s Elvis is King! tells the story of Elvis Presley?s rise from poverty to music superstar. Along the way, Elvis is presented as an earnest, determined iconoclast with endless talent. Beginning with Elvis?s childhood and ending after his first national record becomes a...
  • Vicki
    Mar 19, 2019
    Inconsistent text structures and meandering storytelling. ...
  • Tonya
    Feb 16, 2019
    I have to admit that I LOVE almost anything Red Nose Studio does... ...
  • Joshua Gross
    Jan 25, 2019
    I really loved this book. It has very in depth information about Elvis, particularly in his younger days and it has really amazing pictures. They are all crafted scenes that are photographed, kind of like Coraline only in a book. The detail and vibrant colors are amazing, from the cute...
  • Jaymie
    Mar 20, 2019
    I picked up this book mainly because of the cool looking cover - it intrigued me and I wanted to see more of the illustrations. I will definitely say it has made me a fan of Red Nose Studios! Can't wait to check out more children's book illustrated by Chris Sickels. I enjoyed the infor...
  • Sarah
    Feb 16, 2019
    The art in this book is what really made it shine for me. Using the idea of stop motion to create the art for a book is phenomenal and Red Nose Studio (aka Chris Sickles) is extremely talented. The writing was fine otherwise I would have rated it higher. Overall, it's a great read espe...
  • Margie
    Feb 13, 2019
    In 1983 a group of prominent names in the music industry formed the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. The primary goal of this group after the establishment of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was to find a city in which to construct a building which would serve to honor the ind...
  • Pam
    Feb 20, 2019
    Elementary level biography told in short poems. The author takes the reader through Elvis's life from birth to early stardom. He uses short poems to move the reader from event to event in his life. 3-D style illustrations make the characters pop off the page. ...
  • Katie
    Mar 02, 2019
    Not for me. The artwork is impressive, but I find it unnerving. The text was also unappealing for me. That being said, I can see this being a hit if your reader is willing to take on a persona and a southern accept to sell the mood of this piece. ...
  • Calista
    Mar 11, 2019
    The artwork is of 3 dimensional sets that look like claymation. This is basically a biography of Elvis in picture book form. You know one thing that surprises me about Elvis. He was so popular and I would have thought many of those girls would have named their children Elvis and there ...
  • Joan Marie
    Feb 01, 2019
    This biography, told in snappy text, and southern vernacular is beautifully illustrated with animations of handcrafted wood, wire, fabric and found objects. I'd like to see this as a Caldecott contender for 2020! The back matter holds interesting facts and insights not found in the tex...
  • Paula
    Mar 09, 2019
    The early years of Elvis' life portrayed with short snippets and 3D illustrations. Many kids may not know Elvis Presley these days, but their parents will. Always learn something new from picture book biographies! ...
  • Ireadkidsbooks
    Feb 18, 2019
    Totally on me. I keep trying but find Red Nose Studio work really off-putting. I know people love it, and I respect the craftsmanship that goes into those tiny pieces, but the figurines distract me from the story, which I think was well written. If you're a RNS fan, the interior of the...
  • Castle Spooktacular
    Jan 30, 2019
    Red Nose Studio does it again! I love their intricate use of set design and puppetry in their work. A breath of fresh air to have complex pictures tell the story instead of illustrations. Well written too. ROCK AND ROLL FOREVER. ...
  • Katy
    Mar 09, 2019
    The art is interesting and well-done, though not my particular style. I find a lot of the writing to be problematic. It really skeeves me out that we needed to make insinuations about how attractive Elvis was in a picture book... on multiple occasions. I don't really care for Elvis,...
  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    Apr 10, 2019
    Great first book about Elvis! ...
  • Nicole Handley
    Jan 28, 2019
    I am not a fan of the artwork in the book but can appreciate the skill needed to make the figures and props. I am also not a fan of the story. As a child of a huge Elvis fan, growing up with his music and yearly visits to Graceland I take issue with some of the information provided in ...
  • Karen
    Mar 01, 2019
    Born in indigent circumstances with a father who did hard time and who was absent for much of Elvis' early life, this little boy contained an extraordinary talent for music. His mother would save up her limited funds to buy him a special treat, a cheeseburger. Elvis loved cheeseburgers...