Search Results: "Charlotte Zolotow"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1967

"Walter Stein's imaginative drawings, his sharp lines and soft washes and spots and squiggles."
On a succession of sparkling, surprising pages appears a series of bad, bad poems. Read full book review >

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NOT A LITTLE MONKEY by Michele Chessare
Released: June 15, 1957

Just right for two-to-fours, the humor of this true-to-life story of a mischievous little girl who blocks her mother's attempts to clean house will elicit giggles from the lollipop set. Read full book review >

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SAY IT! by Charlotte Zolotow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Zolotow's text was first published in 1980, but it still resonates with today's parents and children, particularly as imagined by Voake. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As a mother and daughter enjoy "a golden, windy autumn day," the daughter urges her mother to "say it." Read full book review >

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CHANGES by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: April 1, 2015

"Though touted as a child's 'first' poetry collection, Zolotow's heartwarming seasonal verse charms all ages. (Picture book/poetry. 4 & up)"
A newly gathered collection of timeless seasonal poems originally published in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, with all-new illustrations. Read full book review >

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OVER AND OVER by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: Sept. 18, 1957

"A happy book for three and four year olds to call their own, with expanded captions that beginning readers will find satisfaction in reading to themselves."
... children will wish to pore over the pleasant pictures in the simple story of the holiday round which highlight childhood's year. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND JOHN by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: March 13, 1968

"It's a slightly off-center approach to the give-and-take of best-friendship, aptly drawn out by Ben Schechter who has few equals for glowering determination or the sidelong smile."
Another much-in-little with a complementary thesis similar to the conclusion of If It Weren't For You (1966, 509, J-169) by the same team. Read full book review >

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WHEN I HAVE A LITTLE GIRL by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: Nov. 3, 1965

"It staggers, while it delights, the imagination that all the way back to Neanderthal days, mothers were probably restraining their daughters from tickling the fox-faced furs of the imposing ladies in front of them."
From the illustrations, the girl narrator could be one of Eloise's cousins— on the brunette side of the family but also directly descended from the same double jointed imp. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM'S DOLL by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: May 10, 1972

"William Pene Du Bois' pictures complement the gentle mood while softly emphasizing that William is quite a hand with the basketball too — and if you find Ms. Zolotow's tender affirmations substantial enough for girls, there's no reason to withhold them from little brother."
An attempt 'to overcome sex stereotypes in a small picture book that seems as much a lecture for rigid parents as a reassurance for nonconforming boys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1973

"Individual readers might find something to latch onto here; to expect more than that would be overpraise indeed."
Facile would be the best adjective to apply overall to these ten stories, and only Updike's "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and So Forth" (recently anthologized in Spinner's Live and Learn, KR, p. 693, J-241) and Doris Lessing's "Flight" escape that designation entirely. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1964

"Not up to this author's standards."
A somewhat fragile looking little boy tells his even littler sister about all the heroic deeds he will accomplish when he grows up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1986

"A worthwhile collection."
A companion piece to An Overpraised Season: Ten Stories of Youth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1969

"One does see a real child slicking up for school, learning to add on an abacus, helping his father bring in nets and mend them, fetching flat bread from an old woman and going to the well for water, etc, etc; one wishes; disparately, that the teacher weren't named Miss Acropolis, that the abacus were identified, that the author would withhold her applause."
This is the fifth of the new series of Face to Face Books (see Bernheim, Reit, Roberts & Weiss above), and the only thing one can say about the group as a whole is that each will have to be evaluated separately. Read full book review >