Search Results: "Linda Elovitz Marshall"


BOOK REVIEW

TALIA AND THE VERY YUM KIPPUR by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Both a loving family story and a deft introduction to the significance of the holiday. (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
Once again, Talia (Talia and the Rude Vegetables, 2011) misunderstands her grandmother, this time for the Yom Kippur holiday "break-fast" meal.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PASSOVER LAMB by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A satisfying addition to the Passover shelf. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
The birth of a newborn lamb adds extra challenge and meaning to a traditional Passover Seder for one little girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDMA ROSE'S MAGIC by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A well-stitched tale about generosity for people of all faiths. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Can sewing make magic? Read full book review >

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THE MITZVAH MAGICIAN by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Abracadabra! Lovely magic indeed. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Whenever Gabriel the great magician commands "Presto Magico," a small disaster occurs. Read full book review >

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TALIA AND THE RUDE VEGETABLES by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A charming fall story loosely structured by Judaic concepts. (recipe) (Picture book. 4-6)"
A little girl's misunderstanding, the harvesting of some root vegetables and a recipe for stew merge for an amusing Jewish New Year story. Read full book review >

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MOMMY, BABY, AND ME by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"An enjoyable if not exactly original outing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Will the new baby muck up the family dog's way of life? Read full book review >

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RAINBOW WEAVER / TEJEDORA DEL ARCORIS by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2016

"A buoyant, accessible, if simplified tribute to Mayan weaving. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A resourceful Maya girl crafts rainbow-colored fabric out of recycled plastic bags in this modest tale of ingenuity. Read full book review >

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KINDERGARTEN IS COOL! by Linda E. Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"A rollicking reassurance that school will be fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Rhyming verses show those new to school just how cool kindergarten will be. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HONEY OF A DAY by Janet Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2000

"A clever idea, but one that is unsuccessfully executed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A host of wild animals attends the wedding of two bears set among the abundant wildflowers that have inspired this story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANANA MOON by Janet Marshall
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"The pages of the book are thick and coated, making them durable and easy for small fingers to turn. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Marshall (Look Once, Look Twice, 1995, etc.) uses die-cut illustrations as a tease, for objects glimpsed on the other side of a hole are not what they appear: Candy canes turn out to be the sails of sailboats, and salt-water taffy is transformed into the whorls of a turtle's shell. Read full book review >

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LOOK ONCE, LOOK TWICE by Janet Marshall
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1995

"But the guessing game is fun, and may encourage children to look more closely at patterns in everyday life. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The bold colors, sharp graphics, and pure design of this alphabet book will nab children's attention initially, but the ideas beyond that first look may confuse even older readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES MARSHALL'S MOTHER GOOSE by James Marshall
POETRY
Released: Sept. 28, 1979

"When Marshall is good he's pretty funny, and when he's bad he's not horrid, merely flat."
You'll skip right through this Mother Goose—partly because Marshall's selections are consistently bouncy and light, but partly because his goofy, one-note pictures don't often invite poring over. Read full book review >