Search Results: "Betsy R. Rosenthal"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR ME by Betsy R. Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2012

"Less flavorful than its ancestors, Barbara Cohen's The Carp in the Bathtub (1972) and Sydney Taylor's All-of-a-Kind Family series, this is still a good companion for them. (author's note, family photos, glossary) (Free verse/historical fiction. 8-12)"
Rosenthal debuts with a slim, easily readable free-verse novel from the perspective of a girl who feels enveloped but lost in her enormous family. Read full book review >

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AN AMBUSH OF TIGERS by Betsy R. Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Collective nouns have never been this much fun…or memorable. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Homonyms are used as mnemonic devices to help readers remember "A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PORCUPINE'S PICNIC by Betsy R. Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Poor science and poor storytelling make for a poor combination. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Porcupine's picnic grows ever larger as new animals arrive with their own food choices until an unexpected guest alters the camaraderie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S NOT WORTH MAKING A TZIMMES OVER! by Betsy R. Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"As the title says, this is not worth making a fuss over. (Includes a recipe for Challah a l'Orange) (Picture book. 4-7)"
On a summer's Friday, Grandma and her granddaughter bake a challah, and while waiting for the dough to rise, go outside to play badminton. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY HOUSE IS SINGING by Betsy R. Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A confident debut for Rosenthal, and a strong follow-up for a talented award-winner. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
In a set of poetic observations written with a child's voice and sensibility, Rosenthal celebrates a house's nooks and crannies, furnishings, noises, decorations, and general coziness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETSY ZANE by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2000

"A real winner in every sense of the word. (extensive afterword, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
A 13-year-old girl named Betsy Zane won the last battle of the American Revolution—the battle of Fort Henry in September of 1782. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETSY ROSS by Becky White
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A bit of bibliography and a stronger admission that this is not history (or herstory) but legend would make this a stronger book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A historical fable, told in very few words, prettily illustrated and rather wonderful in its elegant brevity—except there is almost no evidence to support the Betsy Ross myth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEXTBOOK AMY KROUSE ROSENTHAL by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Long on inventiveness but short on substance."
Ephemera from the life of a children's book author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOELESS JOE & BLACK BETSY by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"A lengthy synopsis of Joe's entire career and his statistics are appended. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Is great hitting in the clean, natural swing of the batter—or the perfectly balanced feel of the bat? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

R-HU by Leslie Scalapino
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Demanding and strange, at times curiously affecting, more often simply infuriating."
The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETSY WHO CRIED WOLF by Gail Carson Levine
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2002

"A must-have. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Levine continues her tradition of reworked fairy tales with strong heroines begun with Ella Enchanted (1999) in this delightful tale of a bright young girl who can stand up for herself and the sheep she guards. Read full book review >