Search Results: "Ora Eitan"


BOOK REVIEW

A-TISKET, A-TASKET by Ella Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"It's terrific to have Fitzgerald's child-friendly song available in a visual format, and adult fans of the 'First Lady of Jazz' will welcome this opportunity to share her talent with children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ella Fitzgerald's words to this familiar nursery rhyme are coupled with vivacious mixed-media illustrations in sophisticated shades of mustard, lime green, brick red, turquoise, black, and gray. Read full book review >

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COWBOY BUNNIES by Christine Loomis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"Few readers will be able to resist the impulse to bolt through these pages again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cowboy and cowgirl wannabes—and there are many—will have their boots and ropes ready for singing the praises of cowboy bunnies, romping and riding on toy ponies and cattle: ``Cowboy bunnies/Wake up early/Ride their ponies/Hurly burly.'' All the catchy wishful thinking is paired with gouache paintings done on panels of wood, arranged vertically in various sizes and shapes to imitate murals on the slats of a fence, or placed horizontally across the spread to form a landscape of bathing bunnies. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

INCH BY INCH by David Mallett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1995

"Playful, forthright, and happy—with some seeds and a couple of small tools, this is a terrific gift for a young gardener. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The lyrics to the well-known children's song, a line or two per page, illustrated with charming scenes of a little boy and his dog making a garden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCUBA BUNNIES by Christine Loomis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Despite the new setting and minor plot differences, this outing is basically interchangeable with its two predecessors; only young audiences unfamiliar with them (or parents sick to death of rereading them) will dive in with much enthusiasm. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Bunnies (How many? Read full book review >

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ASTRO BUNNIES by Christine Loomis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Let this launch young astronauts into dream voyages of their own. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The creators of Cowboy Bunnies (1997) take another long-eared troupe to a higher frontier, with a text modeled on "Twinkle twinkle little star"—"Astro bunnies / See a star / Think they'd like to / Go that far"—and roughed-out bunny shapes rocketing through an array of abstract stippled or patterned backgrounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGIA RISES by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"1930. (author's note, selected bibliography, sources) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Cast in the spirit of her evocative picture-book text for First Painter (illustrated by Rocco Baviera, 2000), veteran novelist and nonfiction writer Lasky offers an apt, poetic tribute to an American classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO MILK! by Jennifer A. Ericsson
ANIMALS
Released: March 24, 1993

"A fine debut for Ericsson, who's especially fortunate in her illustrator. (Picture book. 3-8)"
``A dairy cow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WILL NOT by Naila Farouky
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 24, 2015

"'I will not': this brief book shows the positive power in a negative. (Picture book. 12 & up)"
A heartfelt lament by a Palestinian writer is paired to evocative images by an Israeli illustrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY HOUSE NEEDS A BALCONY by Rina Frank
Released: June 1, 2010

"Near-sighted and oddly uninviting."
An Israeli with Romanian ancestry charts her own and her extended family's history in an unsettling split-screen narrative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NETANYAHU YEARS by Ben  Caspit
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"A highly readable portrait of an enigmatic politician."
A biography of the steely Israeli prime minister that underscores his relentless, seemingly emotionless competitive drive. Read full book review >