Books by Roseanne Thong

FLY FREE! by Roseanne Thong
FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2010

"The smoothly written circular narrative with its reverent message is authenticated by Neilan's muted watercolors, which are rendered on light tan board and softly depict a Vietnamese countryside peopled by folk wearing conical hats and traditional dress. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
At the gates of the Buddhist temple, Mai sees a cage full of sparrows for sale. Read full book review >
WISH by Roseanne Thong
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Still, for pure fun, this will inspire children to try out all of these ways of wishing. (endpaper maps) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Featuring tidbits of children's folklore from 15 countries, this small collection provides a double-page spread on each custom, starting with a four-line poem followed by a short paragraph giving just enough information for young readers to absorb. Read full book review >
GAI SEE by Roseanne Thong
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

Bland, static and usually suspended against monochromatic backgrounds, Choi's uncrowded street scenes depict a four-season walk through a generic (though, to judge from the title, probably American) Read full book review >
TUMMY GIRL by Roseanne Thong
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Affecting without being maudlin, Thong's tale is one for daughters and their families to treasure. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Thong's observance on the fleeting nature of childhood is wryly sentimental. Read full book review >
RED IS A DRAGON by Roseanne Thong
COLORS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A glossary adds strength to this jaunty cultural salute. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Pure, bright colors, excellent use of pattern, and Chinese-influenced composition and perspective dovetail neatly with color rhymes from the pair who brought readers Round Is a Mooncake (2000). Read full book review >
ROUND IS A MOONCAKE by Roseanne Thong
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A charming and instructive math concept book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Asian theme sparks a multicultural learning opportunity as a lively young girl observes shapes in the world around her in this delightful debut by Thong and Lin. Read full book review >