Search Results: "Leslie Kimmelman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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IN THE DOGHOUSE by Leslie Kimmelman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Nothing new, but still, a woofy treat. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
A kid and a big, drooly dog share easy-reader adventures. Read full book review >

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HOW DO I LOVE YOU? by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"The illustrations and text suit either gender of both parent and child, making this suitable for any combination. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A crocodile parent uses her child's digits to count the ways she loves him in this beautiful rhyming tribute: "How do I love you, little one? / Let me count the ways. . . . / One in sunshine; / Two in snow; / Three on rainy days." Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY SAYS SHALOM by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"The sites are well-chosen and terrifically multicultural. (They include a shuk and a Baha'i shrine.) Readers may like them even better if they ignore the fragmented rhymes on top of the pictures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This introduction to Israel is a book that can be read out of order. Read full book review >

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HOT DOG! ELEANOR ROOSEVELT THROWS A PICNIC by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A captivating introductory piece for budding history buffs. (Picture book. 7-12)"
When the first official visit by a British royal to the United States since independence is scheduled in 1939, Eleanor Roosevelt hosts an all-American picnic. 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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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 >