Search Results: "Bobbi Katz"


BOOK REVIEW

TRUCK TALK by Bobbi Katz
by Bobbi Katz, illustrated by Bobbi Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Wide tire tracks left in the mud close the book, the only evidence that trucks have been there, a fact that young truck lovers will not have forgotten. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A book that pairs crisp full-color photographs with catchy rhymes that describe the functions of various trucks in the simplest of terms. Read full book review >

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NOTHING BUT A DOG by Bobbi Katz
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Manning's watercolor illustrations provide a distinct personality and genuine emotions for the girl as well as a perky canine companion, but they cannot save the narrative as a whole. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An unnamed little girl describes her very pleasant life, which is full of nice activities yet still empty due to her unfulfilled longing for a dog. Read full book review >

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ONCE AROUND THE SUN by Bobbi Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"An attractive introduction to poetry for young readers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A celebration of the 12 months of the year in lyric verse and colorful art. Read full book review >

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WE THE PEOPLE by Bobbi Katz
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A chorus of lively, informative voices waiting to be discovered by those who make the effort to listen. (Poetry. 9+)"
Katz has experimented with writing poems in the voices of Americans of the past, utilizing this approach with original poems in American History Poems (1998). Read full book review >

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SERENA KATZ by Charlotte Pomerantz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"A treat for readers who find Miss Rumphius a bit too genteel. (Picture book. 7-9)"
All of Elmsville is excited to hear that Mr. Duncan and his family are off to N.Y.C. to visit the great Serena Katz—but is she who they think she is? Read full book review >

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MORE POCKET POEMS by Bobbi Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Afterword on the importance of poetry to language development. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Out in time for National Poetry Month—and specifically April 30th, which is Poem In Your Pocket Day—this follow-up to 2004's Pocket Poems (illustrated by Marilyn Hafner) offers nearly 50 more short verses and excerpts paired to bright cartoon scenes of, mostly, children at play in various settings. Read full book review >

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POCKET POEMS by Bobbi Katz
edited by Bobbi Katz, illustrated by Marylin Hafner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Amid the ranks of similar collections, this shiny-faced newcomer may not stand out—but neither will it drift to the bottom of the class. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
With an eye toward easy memorization, Katz gathers over 50 short poems from the likes of Emily Dickinson, Valerie Worth, Jack Prelutsky, and Lewis Carroll, to such anonymous gems as "The Burp"—"Pardon me for being rude. / It was not me, it was my food. / It got so lonely down below, / it just popped up to say hello." Read full book review >

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RUMPUS RHYMES by Bobbi Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Onomatopoeia has never been this much fun. (Poetry. 7-10)"
The introductory poem in Katz's (We the People, 2000, etc.) new collection asks the reader to imagine the library late at night. Read full book review >

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OFFICER KATZ AND HOUNDINI by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Ultimately, though mildly amusing, there's no real magic here. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's the old story: will cat and dog play, er, cat-and-mouse games—or join forces? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An intriguing spy biography that ably demonstrates how fierce adherence to an ideology can lead to human suffering on terms both intimate and global."
A talented and seductive spy pops up in places as diverse as Hollywood, Prague, Paris and Mexico City, organizing anti-Nazi, pro-Communist propaganda before dangling at the end of a hangman's noose in 1952. Read full book review >

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MRS. KATZ AND TUSH by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Truly affectionate and heartwarming. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Larnel gets to know newly widowed Mrs. Katz when he goes along with his mother to pay a comforting visit; next day, he goes back with a tailless kitten ("Tush") that she agrees to accept "if you'll come and help me with her." Read full book review >

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VIOLA, FURGY, BOBBI AND ME by Kenneth E. Ethridge
Released: April 15, 1989

Three ninth-graders rescue their elderly friend and neighbor, Viola, from her conniving daughters. Read full book review >