Books by Jennifer Beck Harris

THE DAY THE LIFTING BRIDGE STUCK by Robert Yagelski
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"Cheery cartoon-style illustrations from a first-time illustrator, plenty of cars and boats to look at, and a modicum of insight into one modern fact of life. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sooner or later, there had to be a contemporary children's book about gridlock, and here it is: brief bios of a representative sample of those caught in the jam; the bridge- keeper's struggles to get his malfunctioning bridge moving; an aerial view (the roads are decorative, but make a remarkably nonfunctional pattern; the cars are wider than the two-lane roads); then the bridge recovers (not much explanation here), and everybody gets going again. Read full book review >