Search Results: "Betsy R. Rosenthal"


BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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

WHICH SHOES WOULD YOU CHOOSE?  by Besty R.  Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"While the scansion of the rhymes is a little off at times, it remains an enjoyable book for sharing, especially useful for that stubborn childhood stage when one pair of shoes becomes a particular favorite. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sherman is a young boy with many shoes, but not all of them fit every occasion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOBO THE SAILOR MAN! by Eileen Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Endearing as a slightly exaggerated solo adventure with a stuffed animal—but then there's Earl, who adds a lovely dose of spice. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Willy—the small boy whose self-absorbed attachment to a household sock monkey is shared by Earl, the family cat—has grown into a more adventuresome fellow (I'll Save You Bobo!, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'LL SAVE YOU BOBO! by Eileen Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Endearing and inviting. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Earl the cat is back—hurray! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PHOOEY! by Marc Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Priceless. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A retro comic-strip style and a classic slapstick premise give rise to a side-splitting visual romp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YO AESOP! by Paul Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Readers of Jon Scieszka's and Lane Smith's Stinky Cheese Man (1992) will feel right at home; only by comparison could the send-ups and book design of this one possibly be considered restrained. (Picture book/folklore. 7-9)"
Appropriately scheduled for publication on April Fools' Day, these nine fables spin away wildly from their Aesopian predecessors: A flea-bitten dog spares one of his tiny tormenters, who then returns the favor when the dogcatcher arrives; worms develop an elaborate Early Bird Alarm, but can't set it because they haven't any hands; a cockroach comes to a bad end after helping an ungrateful dog and cat get a bag of cookies down from a high shelf; having wandered into a previous fable, the wolf in sheep's clothing never makes his gig. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I Want to Know What Love Is by Saul Rosenthal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2016

"A meditative, if sometimes-overwritten, appraisal of compulsion and love."
In the absence of love, a man seeks solace in pathological gambling and literature in this debut memoir. Read full book review >