Books by Paul Yalowitz

THE RUNAWAY LATKES by Leslie Kimmelman
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Fun for all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This thoroughly delightful story is a Jewish version of the Gingerbread Man. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1998

``This is the journal of Venola Mae Cutright,'' begun the week after her much-feared Granddad has died, and maintained during her seventh-grade year while she adjusts to sleeping overnight, every night, in her lonely grandmother's trailer home (a ``brand-new, two-bedroom one, with avocado green carpet, curtains, and appliances'') that resides in the Cutright backyard. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1997

"Full of humorous details (the headlines, the lonely competitor awaiting practice time, the cow's crescent moon tattoo), the scenes capture the mood perfectly, especially the close-up of the cow blasting off and the aerial view with Earth far below. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Choldenko's first book gives the lowdown on the cow who was heralded in the headlines of her time—e.g.,``Flying Bovine'' and ``Cow Shaped UFO Reported.'' The whole story of the famous flight comes straight from the horse's mouth—that is, the horse who coached her. Read full book review >
HURRICANE MUSIC by Barbara Bottner
Released: April 19, 1995

"Full of decorative little objects and comic touches (on a couple of occasions, the text begins to break up and fly away), the book's frenetic humor is as likely to appeal to adults as children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When she finds a clarinet in her basement, Aunt Margaret goes wild and decides to ``study the sounds of life'' (``Holy Faloozala! Read full book review >
BOY, CAN HE DANCE! by Eileen Spinelli
Released: April 16, 1993

"Good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stevens puts a time-honored message in a buoyant new setting: Tony's father is a hotel chef who expects Tony to become a chef, too; he has no sympathy with his son's greatest interest- -dancing—which he's done constantly since before he could walk. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"A charming book with a real plot, its amiable tone beautifully complemented by the intriguing illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Colorless Mr. Hatch—who works in a shoelace factory and eats a cheese and mustard sandwich for lunch every day with, just occasionally, a prune—is jarred from his reserve by receiving a huge Valentine box of candy with a card that says only, ``Somebody loves you.'' Amazed, he samples it, shares it at work and, buoyed by his friendly reception, sympathetically helps several people out on the way home (e.g., he watches the newspaper stall so that its proprietor can take his cold to the doctor). Read full book review >