Search Results: "Jill Dubin"


BOOK REVIEW

OVER ON A MOUNTAIN by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"What habitat is left for Berkes to explore? Readers and teachers will hope at least one. (music score) (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Berkes continues her "Over in the Meadow"-based series of early science books with this look at animals that live in the mountains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER IN THE FOREST by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Formulaic? Perhaps, but none can argue with the educational value, nor the fun—what will she tackle next? (Informational picture book.3-8)"
Having already explored the ocean and jungle, planets, the Arctic and Australia, Berkes this time focuses her "Over in the Meadow"-derived lyrics on a temperate deciduous forest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER IN THE GRASSLANDS by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"One wonders what habitats are left for Berkes to tackle; here's hoping there's a least one more. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Berkes and Dubin tackle another habitat in their series of variations on "Over in the Meadow," this time visiting the African savanna. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER IN THE ARCTIC by Marianne Berkes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A value-added exploration of the Arctic for preschoolers and early elementary-age children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Modeled after the traditional song "Over in the Meadow," this (for the most part) easily chanted rhyme introduces a variety of land and sea animals and birds found in the tundra. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER IN A RIVER by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Fitting the words to music can be tricky; those who plan to sing this should practice first, but they will be rewarded by a storytime audience filled with standing herons, waddling ducks, whirling dragonflies and squealing kits. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
From one manatee calf paddling in Florida's St. Johns River to 10 otter pups sliding in the Mississippi, Berkes adapts the familiar counting rhyme to introduce river animals, their "baby" names, their actions and some U.S. geography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Accessible and paced with page-turning immediacy—an excellent overview of what happens when the avant-garde art world meets the conservative right. (Illustrations—25 b&w, two color—some seen.)"
Dubin (Sociology/SUNY at Purchase) offers an involving and evenhanded analysis of the ongoing confrontation between taboo- breaking artists and traditionalists bent on maintaining the status quo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRASH BANG DONKEY! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Newton captures the boisterous fun without tipping over the edge into wildness—just right for a young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book, told with a sure storyteller's voice, will be a crowd pleaser. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. LARGE IN CHARGE by Jill Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The story's telling and its pictures are funny, even if the premise isn't particularly new. (Picture book. 4-7)"
We have heard this particular song before—Mom needs a day in bed and Dad cheerfully takes over, with disastrous results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BORED! BORED! BORED! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Newton's dry humor will appeal to parents and teachers eager to teach a lesson and squelch a familiar lament; young readers will soak it up like a sponge. (Picture book. 2-6)"
British author/illustrator Newton (Where Are My Chicks, 2002, etc.) makes a splash in this tale about fitting in without fitting the mold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I’M NOT A BABY by Jill McElmurry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2006

"Incongruous pairings in the comic gouache illustrations (a wood-fired stove, candlestick-style telephone and gas-lit chandelier cohabit with a laptop computer, electric light bulb and crimson high-top sneakers) remind us that this is nothing new. (Picture book. 4-7)"

BOOK REVIEW

MESS PETS by Jill McElmurry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Both kids and parents on opposite sides of the clean-your-room divide will enjoy the busy details of Mess World. (Picture book. 4-8)"
McElmurry (The Kettles Get New Clothes, p. 952, etc.) explores the fertile territory of the messes to be found in juvenile bedrooms, as well as the psychologically messy province of competitive siblings. Read full book review >