Books by Irene Trivas

THREE PERFECT PEACHES by Cynthia DeFelice
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 1995

"It reads out loud beautifully. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
A comic thriller of a folktale, rendered in a seamless narrative, illustrating the proverbial cleverness of the youngest brother. Read full book review >
NANNIES FOR HIRE by Amy Hest
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1994

Jenny Marks, one of the trio of eight-year-olds introduced in Pajama Party (1992), gets a baby sister. Read full book review >
BLACK, WHITE, JUST RIGHT! by Marguerite W. Davol
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

The narrator enumerates qualities inherited from her parents—a face that's ``a little dark, a little light,'' somewhere between Mama's ``chestnut brown'' and Papa's fair skin; hair that's ``halfway in-between'' blond and black. Read full book review >
ANNIE...ANYA by Irene  Trivas
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Trivas's pen-and-watercolor art nicely captures the city's ambiance and the children's lively activity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Annie is five when her doctor parents take her to Moscow, where they are to work for a month. Read full book review >
PAJAMA PARTY by Amy Hest
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 12, 1992

"Still, an attractive choice for young readers who like to read about girls like themselves. (Fiction. 5-9)"
For newly independent readers, a simple story (of four-and- a-half chapters) about three eight-year-old girls who live in the same apartment building; inspired by an older sister's 13th- birthday bash, they have their first sleepover. Read full book review >
NOT YET, YVETTE by Helen Ketteman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1992

Dad and little Yvette spend a companionable day cleaning the house, baking a cake, and preparing a birthday party for ``a cat doctor''—a day punctuated with Yvette's eager questions and Dad's patient responses until at last the guest of honor appears. Read full book review >
WHO WILL PICK ME UP WHEN I FALL? by Dorothy E. Molnar
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Trivas's freely rendered watercolors nicely extend the story's humorous but sympathetic picture of the stresses on a contemporary child and her working parent. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Weary of the confusion of being picked up by someone different every day (if it's Tuesday, ``JosÇ's daddy takes us swimming...Then Ann meets me''), Sarton hides out at home, planning to run away on Friday. Read full book review >
ALEX FITZGERALD, TV STAR by Kathleen Krull
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"An acceptable, if undistinguished, addition to young readers' collections. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Krull's second book about her irrepressible heroine takes up the excitement and disappointments of show business. Read full book review >
POTLUCK by Anne Shelby
by Anne Shelby, illustrated by Irene Trivas
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1991

"Delicious. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Setting their table for 31, Alpha and Betty call their friends in for an alphabetical feast: ``Ben brought bagels...Don did dumplings,'' and so on, with some nifty longer improvisations: ``Norman knew that oodles of noodles would be needed.'' The extra five? Read full book review >
THE PAIN AND THE GREAT by Irene  Trivas
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1984

"And if anyone can remove the picture-book onus, it's Blume—so this back-to-back confrontation, illustrated in the same waggish spirit, should garner appreciative recognition."
How two jealous siblings feel about one another—starting with a third-grader's gripes about her first-grade brother, the Pain. Read full book review >