Search Results: "Leslie Kimmelman"


BOOK REVIEW

LESLIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"Implausibly melodramatic portrait of a killer whose actions evoke horror rather than sympathy."
Tyree (Just Say No!, 2001, etc.), whose grim tales of life in the 'hood usually offer moments of grace or wisdom, tells a horrifying and essentially nasty story of a woman who murders those who get in her way. Read full book review >

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FRANNIE'S FRUITS by Leslie Kimmelman
Released: March 1, 1989

"Frannie's Fruits" is the family stand, set on open farming land near a large body of water. Read full book review >

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SAM AND CHARLIE (AND SAM TOO!) by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Nevertheless, it fills a gap in the marketplace, hopefully paving the way for stronger fare. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Not even the worthy subject matter can overcome the herky-jerky writing in this rare glimpse into everyday Jewish life. Read full book review >

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ROUND THE TURKEY by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Brightly colored cartoon illustrations range from spots to a full-page spread and are rather busy, but they reflect the excitement of a family holiday. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
As 20 members of an extended family gather for the Thanksgiving feast, a poem by each describes thoughts of thanksgiving or a story each wants to share. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY BONJOURS! by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2008

"The next-best thing to an actual visit to Paris. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A petite rodent guide, Monsieur LeMousie, takes a charming young girl wearing the colors of the French flag (blue Mary Jane shoes and a red dress with a white heart) and her family on a romp through the sights of Paris, showing her where and how to use the greeting "bonjour." Read full book review >

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HOORAY! IT'S PASSOVER! by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"Utilitarian. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Add this offering to the growing stack of books whose sole function is to teach the very young the lessons of Passover. Read full book review >

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TRICK ARRR TREAT by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"While many would welcome a pirate-themed Halloween tale, this one isn't quite shipshape. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a pack of kids decides to all dress up as pirates for Halloween, their imaginations almost get the best of them. Read full book review >

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THE THREE BULLY GOATS by Leslie Kimmelman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"A good springboard for both bullying conversations and problem-solving sessions. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The classic tale gets stood on its head in this twist from Kimmelman. Read full book review >

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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY, JENNY SWEENEY! by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"To close, Kimmelman has composed a page of facts about the Fourth: the reason for the design of the flag, key players behind the Declaration of Independence, the national bird, and the Liberty Bell. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Kimmelman and Cote (Round the Turkey, 2002) look at another holiday with a fairly clumsy, if well-intentioned, salute to the Fourth of July. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Written primarily for those who are already familiar with the celebrations, this title will not serve the informational needs of the general reader. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Organizing according to the Jewish calendar, Kimmelman describes Jewish religious holidays, Israeli national holidays, and the observance of the Sabbath. Read full book review >

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SAM AND CHARLIE (AND SAM TOO) RETURN! by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"If only the stories were as involving as the pictures around them. (Early reader. 5-8)"
This is a collection of Jewish stories that leaves out the stories. Read full book review >

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THE SHABBAT PUPPY by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"An effective presentation of the weekly religious observance as a personal reflection on life's simple pleasures. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The peaceful respite offered by Shabbat is celebrated in the nature walks a boy and his grandfather enjoy. Read full book review >