Books by Connie McLennan

IRISH ALPHABET by Rickey E. Pittman
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 2011

"The device works tolerably but more contextualization and greater sensitivity to the audience level would have made the book more useful. (Picture book. 7-10)"
This luck-of-the-Irish alphabet book cites Irish legends and symbols with intertwined one-stanza poems. Read full book review >
THE RAINFOREST GREW ALL AROUND by Susan K. Mitchell
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"A lighter, less message-driven alternative to Lynne Cherry's classroom standby, Great Kapok Tree (1990). (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Modeling her text on the folk version of "And the Green Grass Grew All Around" (rather than William Jerome's lurid ballad of the same name), Mitchell tours a tall kapok tree, pointing out for each cumulative verse a cat, a snake, an ant, a frog or other floral or faunal resident of its ecosystem. Read full book review >