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:Childrens
ISBN:039955470X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

Elvis Is King! Reviews

  • Becky
    Jun 24, 2019
    First sentence: Elvis is born! But alas, he is born in a humble shack on the wrong side of the railroad tracks, the side where the poorest of the poor live, down down down in the Deep South--Tupelo, Mississippi. Premise/plot: This picture book biography of El...
  • 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. ...
  • Laura Harrison
    Apr 28, 2019
    A remarkable picture book biography on Elvis Presley. Elvis is King is an informative, easy to read, astonishingly detailed and creative book. So much to look at and enjoy on every page. Kids (and their parents), will love it! ...
  • 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...
  • Licha
    Apr 20, 2019
    This was the cutest book. It had me at the cover. There was however a sad undertone to the book, a certain darkness to it. Maybe that was the intention of the author since he does state in his ending notes that Elvis was a lonely man throughout his life. This is felt throughout the ...
  • 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...
  • Bridget
    Jun 26, 2019
    This came across my path and stopped me in my tracks. I'm not an Elvis fan. Not even close. But wow, the writing and the 3-D illustrations are so unique. This book is a work of art that you can read to your favorite nugget or enjoy alone. I think an audio/text version of this book ...
  • 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! ...
  • 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. ...
  • Jenni Heins
    May 22, 2019
    Awesome illustrations! ...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Sam
    Apr 18, 2019
    I can't do much of a review on this book considering that it is only 40 pages, but I'll do my best. I really likes the illustrations in this book. I can't imagine how long it must have taken to create the figures that were used in this book. For some information to add, I think that th...