Search Results: "Lizzy Rockwell"


BOOK REVIEW

A BIRD IS A BIRD by Lizzy Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Widely useful, this should be a welcome addition to the nature shelf. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Birds have beaks and wings and begin as eggs, like some other animals, but only a bird has feathers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLANTS FEED ME by Lizzy Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Delicious on its own, and it will pair well with other books about gardens, plants and healthy eating habits. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
This simplest of informational picture books offers a sensible, sunny celebration of the plants—specifically the parts of plants—that we eat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ST. PATRICK’S DAY by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Given the paucity of books on the subject despite perennial demand, it will be deservedly welcomed by teachers in many settings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Rockwells mother and daughter bring to St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY CLARE LIKES TO SHARE by Joy N. Hulme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"What could be a boring and didactic exercise in fractional story problems is instead a witty easy reader, combining breezy rhymes with cheerful illustrations of children of many different ethnicities. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Mary Clare (who has red hair) is a kind little girl who is the soul of generosity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUSY BODY BOOK by Lizzy Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"Although Rockwell avoids some touchy areas in the text, her introduction to this complex subject may be a useful springboard for discussion, especially in elementary classrooms. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
This well-meaning introduction to physical fitness and the workings of the human body bounces around thematically rather like the two children on pogo sticks shown on the cover, without addressing the crux of the matter: kids who don't exercise are likely to be overweight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO BABY! by Lizzy Rockwell
Released: April 1, 1999

"An upbeat, encouraging account. (Picture book. 5-8)"
PLB 0-517-80012-8 Rockwell (who illustrated Anne Rockwell's Halloween Day, 1997, etc.) focuses on a young boy as he and his family prepare for the birth of his baby sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALLOWEEN DAY by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"Some readers will think it's a real stretch that the children don't recognize their teacher in costume; repeat visits to this book will probably depend on the appeal of the snappy artwork. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A story about Mrs. Madoff's ten schoolchildren, all decked out in their Halloween costumes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAREER DAY by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"A sparkling, family-centered, no-threat introduction to considerations of what might be fun for little ones to do when they grow up. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The mother-daughter team of Anne and Lizzy Rockwell (Thanksgiving Day, 1999, etc.) presents their fourth visit to Mrs. Madoff's busy, bright, and active classroom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VALENTINE’S DAY by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 31, 2000

"Leave it to the Rockwells to find a new story for a commonplace event: a story with heart. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This mother/daughter team returns to Mrs. Madoff's serene classroom to celebrate Valentine's Day in a very special way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO LIVES IN AN ALLIGATOR HOLE? by Anne Rockwell
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A good introduction to alligators, reptiles and endangered species. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Rockwell's latest Let's Read and Find Out introduces readers to alligators and the role they play in their habitat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POTS AND PANS by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"Simple, refreshing, and an inspiration to parents who may not have realized what entertaining—and educational—resources they have in their kitchens. (Picture book. 1-4)"
How nice to have it recognized that colanders and wooden spoons can be not only works of art but also the best of toys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

100 SCHOOL DAYS by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"It's not easy to make something lighter than air feel so wooden, but perhaps it comes from trying to make a point. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Celebrating the 100th day of school has become a ritual in the US, and Rockwell (Becoming Butterflies, p. 107, etc.) gives it a somewhat flat, if good-hearted tribute in this addition to the short list of titles on the subject. Mrs. Madoff's class starts the countdown by dropping a penny in a jar for each day of school. Read full book review >