Search Results: "Jason Wolff"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BALL OF CLAY THAT ROLLED AWAY by Elizabeth Lenhard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Leave this one behind when packing kids for their summer-camp experience. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An irksome version of the traditional cumulative tale adds little to the collection of Jewish literature. Read full book review >

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THE HOG PRINCE by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"In a market filled with fairy-tale remakes, this one stands out for its read-aloud potential, references to other beloved characters and timeless message—be happy with who you are. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bardhan-Quallen's latest shows the amusing results of a fairy's poor memory on a pig with big dreams. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR ON HANUKKAH by Diane Levin Rauchwerger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A silly, imaginative way to commemorate the holiday. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Dinosaur arrives at a young boy's home to celebrate Hanukkah, exchanges gifts, lights the menorah candles, plays the dreidel game and creates a messy scene filled with melted chocolate gelt (money) and latke batter on the walls and floor. Read full book review >

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JAMBOREE DAY by Rhonda Gowler Greene
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

Though Greene (The Stable Where Jesus Was Born, not reviewed, etc.) sometimes loses the beat, this rhymed jungle party tale will elicit the same finger-snapping, hand-clapping audience response that Gail Jorgensen's Crocodile Beat (1989) and Bill Martin Jr.'s classic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (1989) usually get. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR GOES TO ISRAEL by Diane Levin Rauchwerger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"If your child points to the cover and tells you the name of the dinosaur on the front, you may need to purchase this book. Otherwise, you can buy a dinosaur toy and a travel book and safely keep them separate. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dinosaur-loving Middle-Eastern tourists may be a small demographic, but this book targets them perfectly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY BEAR SEES BLUE by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Imbued with a spirit of exploration, fostered by parental protection, Baby Bear's colorful adventures will enrich repeat bedtime read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Inspired by the mother bear and cub in Blueberries for Sal, Wolff creates a gentle story for toddlers that introduces colors and images from the natural world. Read full book review >

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WHERE, OH WHERE, IS BABY BEAR? by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Twilit enchantment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mama and Baby Bear are back, enjoying a summer evening of foraging enlivened by an enthusiastic game of hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN LUCY GOES OUT WALKING by Ashley  Wolff
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A dog-lover's look at the changing seasons. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lucy's forays into the outside world give the youngest readers a glance at the typical weather in a northerly clime and activities popular for each of the 12 months of the year, as well as a look at how quickly a puppy grows up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 16, 1992

"When he keeps to his subject, he can be mesmerizing, but he tends to wander into uncharted waters, where he frequently gets lost."
Nine autobiographical essays by novelist Wolff (The Final Club, 1990, etc.), whose own early-life adventures would make Tom Jones blanch. Read full book review >

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TALLULAH IN THE KITCHEN by Nancy Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"No eating words here—just delicious pancakes that Tallulah and her friends sell at a lemonade stand. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Tallulah the cat loves to cook—especially pancakes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2009

"Well thought-out, well-argued and thoroughly engaging."
A riveting, original examination of education inside and outside the classroom. Read full book review >