Search Results: "Karla Gudeon"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE RED APPLE by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2009

"Growth and change become wondrous things in this well-conceived and -executed nature story. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Readers follow an apple from tree to market to mouth; when birds pick the seeds from the nibbled core, a tree sprouts, bursting with blossoms in spring and providing a new crop of apples in summer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDMA'S WEDDING ALBUM by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"A disappointingly bland treatment of an always-popular subject. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Following a game of make-believe, a grandmother shows her grandchildren her wedding album. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LANGUAGE OF ANGELS by Richard Michelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A lively introduction to the work of a Hebrew language scholar and lover—and his family. (afterword, further reading) (Picture book. 7-10)"
The ancient Hebrew language enters the modern world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANUKKAH HAIKU by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"An exuberant delight. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Eight simple poems in Haiku form, one for each night of Hanukkah, tell of family traditions and the joy of lighting the candles together, playing dreidel, eating latkes and applesauce, receiving shiny coins or Hanukkah gelt, singing and dancing and, of course, hearing the story of the Maccabees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME AND MEOW by Adam Gudeon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"More. (Picture book/early reader. 2-6)"
Gudeon's picture-book debut is high on style and charm as it introduces Me and Meow, a little girl and her cat, in a beginning-reader-friendly tale. Read full book review >

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PING WANTS TO PLAY by Adam Gudeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This playful story offers plenty of support to new readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Ping and Pong are canine companions who demonstrate caring cooperation in this pleasant, predictable story for emergent readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEEPER AND ZEEP by Adam Gudeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A sweet story that's not without its narrative gaps. (Picture book/early reader. 3-6)"
In this picture book with an intentionally easy-to-read text, a bird and an extraterrestrial find friendship while far from home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY DOG by Karla Kuskin
ANIMALS
Released: March 21, 1994

"Any child who's been blessed with a similar release- -whether from school, city, or something less concrete—will relate to the dog's euphoria. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Repeating this gentle, lyrical poem—about a city dog's response to being at large in the country—on a single page at the end is a nice touch; seeing the lines reassembled, readers can better appreciate the play of sound and sense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOAP SOUP by Karla Kuskin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1992

"The cheerfully unassuming illustrations, often interspersed with the words, make a perfect complement. (Poetry/Easy reader. 4-8)"
``Ice and cream./Sleep and dream./Some words seem/to go together,'' remarks Kuskin early in this casual-seeming but carefully crafted cycle of verses, whose ideas move as smoothly from one to the next as the ``Wind and weather'' on the first page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALES OF THE LAVENDER MENACE by Karla Jay
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Thoughtful, witty and informative, this memoir captures the fervor and exuberance of those years when young idealists stenciled T-shirts and marched to change the world—and perhaps they did. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Oh, to be young and a radical lesbian in the late 1960s and early '70s—here is a sharp and funny account of what it was like. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EXTRAORDINARY MR. QWERTY by Karla Strambini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A picture book that celebrates creativity and imagination…and the courage to share them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Imaginative illustrations and spare words present deep themes in this picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

A thorough survey of the innovations introduced into the American synagogue in the 19th century by the Reform movement, focusing on the Jewish woman's gradual religious emancipation. Read full book review >