Books by Dena Schutzer

3 KIDS DREAMIN' by Linda England
Released: April 1, 1997

"A promising concept marred by false notes. (Picture book. 7-10)"
In England's first book, the three kids of the title are a rap group called Squeezed: Ramone is on guitar, Willie raps, and Yock's on the drums as they dream of playing. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Schutzer's hot, bright colors and swirling line suit the broad humor and energy of the tale; especially striking is a spread of brother Will diving for the teeth among fish and eelgrass, broken crockery and old boots. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
For Gillerlain's first book, a lighthearted, high-spirited retelling of an old Eastern Shore tall tale about a preacher, on his way to dinner, who accidently drops his false teeth in the bay. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1995

"A simple, familiar episode with beginning, middle, and end, plus gentle repetition, it is made for sharing, with opportunities to identify shapes and colors and to count. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A young child closely observes his grandma as she prepares a snack by peeling a carrot, spreading the peanut butter on bread, arranging three cookies and an apple on a plate. Read full book review >
ERIN'S VOYAGE by John Frank
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"The highly colored, expressionistic illustrations are sure to dazzle, although a story that appears to encourage solo midnight boat trips may be one that will give parents pause. (Picture book. 4-6)"
When Erin visits the attic of her grandfather's country house, she is enchanted by the discovery of an old doll packed in a brass-hinged wooden box. Read full book review >
A MILLION FISH...MORE OR LESS by Patricia C. McKissack
Released: Feb. 10, 1992

"In her picture book debut, Schutzer provides freely rendered oil paintings with bold strokes of vibrant color that are especially effective at a distance—fine for groups. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Out fishing on the Bayou Clapateaux, young Hugh Thomas listens with delight when Papa-Daddy and Elder Abbajonto happen by to tell him a tall tale concerning a 500-pound turkey, a Spanish conquistador's lantern that's still burning, and ``the longest, meanest cottonmouth I ever did see.'' After they leave, Hugh Thomas catches just three small fish—and then imagines an even taller tale to tell the men: he catches a million fish, but the crocodiles demand half, and he's able to keep only half of the remainder by winning a jumprope contest with some piratical raccoons on his way home. Read full book review >