Search Results: "Fran Manushkin"


BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY IN OUR SKIN by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"The combination of lovingly humorous and detailed mixed-media illustrations and infectious rhymes will cause little ones and their families to pore over this book again and again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
More than skin deep, this rhyming paean to diversity offers readers an array of families of all colors and orientations, living and loving one another in a vibrant city setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TUSHY BOOK by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Having finished it once, however, they're unlikely to pick it up again; as one-joke butt books go, this pales in comparison to such derriere-licious treatments as Chicken Cheeks, by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes (2009). (Picture book. 2-5)"
Using bouncy rhyme, Manushkin pays tribute to the virtues of the tush. Read full book review >

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MANY DAYS, ONE SHABBAT by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This light and unencumbered overture holds a substantial message for young Jewish families. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The concept of one/many runs throughout this Shabbat story featuring a modern family as it prepares to host a low-key Sabbath dinner. Read full book review >

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HOW MAMA BROUGHT THE SPRING by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Berry's illustrations provide exactly the right touch, from the blue-fringed tablecloth endpapers to the folk-like art full of swirls, music and Chagall-like colors and perspectives. (Picture book. 5-10)"
This delicious picture book provides the perfect recipe for those who are sick of winter. Read full book review >

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BAMBOO FOR ME, BAMBOO FOR YOU! by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Sweet and satisfying. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Panda sisters Amanda and Miranda enjoy playing, watching other animals, and chewing on bamboo. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTERS OF FIRE by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"But—be warned, the wordy embellishments tend to distract from these ancient stories and histories, which is really too bad in such a lush book. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Manushkin floridly retells ten stories about women from the Hebrew Bible, all which will be well known to those who attend religious schools where Biblical stories are told. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAULINA & FRAN by Rachel B. Glaser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A rare novel that focuses its attention on the difficulties of repairing adult friendships, with a fun setting and a bold cast of characters to lighten the mood."
Poet and short story writer Glaser's (MOODS, 2013, etc.) debut novel tells the story of a passionate friendship between two art students. Read full book review >

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PEDRO, FIRST-GRADE HERO by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"This earnest Latino first-grader who overcomes obstacles and solves mysteries is a winning character. (Fiction. 5-7)"
The creators of the Katie Woo series turn their focus to a peripheral character, first-grader Pedro—Katie's friend and schoolmate. Read full book review >

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THE BELLY BOOK by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Delightful art adds panache to this simple ode to a familiar body part. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A meditation on the middle for beginning readers and younger listeners supports some appealingly merry illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE SLEEPYHEAD by Fran Manushkin
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2004

"And the last sentence makes it perfect for that last story before bed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This little sleepyhead is an urchin with wild hair and an imp's mien, and he wants to sleep after playing all day. Read full book review >