Search Results: "Rachel Isadora"


BOOK REVIEW

PEEKABOO BEDTIME by Rachel Isadora
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2008

"Perfect for laptime sharing or calm story hours. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Where Peekaboo Morning (2002) began the day, Isadora's latest features the delightful brown-skinned, tousle-haired toddler wrapping up his/her day with the same people and objects with which it started. Read full book review >

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YO, JO! by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"The depiction of a little boy so thoroughly at home in his community is a delight to see in these suspicious days of stranger danger: Jo is indeed Peter's direct—and very welcome—descendant. (Picture book. 2-6)"
While big brother Franklin waits on the stoop for Grandpa to arrive home for dinner, Jomar engages every passer-by in an exuberant exchange of urban slang. Read full book review >

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I HEAR A PICKLE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Teachers, make sure this is on your shelves—it's a great read-aloud, an easy read for beginning readers, and a model for student books. (Picture/concept book. 3-6)"
Only the last page features the titular pickle—the rest of the book is a tribute to the five senses that will resonate with young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEA AT BALLET by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"Enjoy and dance along. (Picture book. 2-6)"
It's a delightful day at ballet class for preschooler Bea and her dance mates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UH-OH! by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"While perhaps not for the impressionable or those easily led astray, this could be a springboard to conversations about behavior, and the illustrations are not to be missed—nor is Isadora's Peekaboo Bedtime, also due out this month. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young child's day is filled with that infamous phrase, "Uh-oh!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANSEL AND GRETEL by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"All in all, this sequence raises the question, do the classic tales need remodeling? (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-7)"
Another African-acculturated fairy tale by Isadora continues her sequence of retellings depicted with textured collages in vivid colors. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BELLY, HAPPY SMILE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The photographic image of the fortune cookie adds a sweet touch. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The smile-inducing title and cover image of an Asian boy holding a fortune cookie invite readers inside to the story. Read full book review >

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LUKE GOES TO BAT by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Charming and tender. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A small Brooklyn boy longs to play stickball with the big boys on Bedford Avenue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT JUST TUTUS by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"The illustrations dance, but the text remains pedestrian. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Isadora (Peekaboo Morning, 2002, etc.) calls on her experience as a professional ballet dancer in this lighthearted look at the backstage world of a children's ballet school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT THE CROSSROADS by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 1991

"A beautiful, bridge-building book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After ten months away in the South African mines, ``our fathers are coming home!'' to a shanty town set on an almost treeless plain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON YOUR TOES by Rachel Isadora
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2003

"EWSLUGp2001, Patricia Lee Gauch's Tanya stories, and Isadora's own Lili at Ballet (1993). (Picture book. 2-5)"
The beauty and wonder of ballet welcome the reader right from the cover. Read full book review >