Search Results: "Rachel Wildavsky"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET OF ROVER by Rachel Wildavsky
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Fans of spy stories and political intrigue will find plenty to appreciate here, but those few who demand logic and reality will be less appreciative. (Thriller. 10-14)"
As if a road trip without any money isn't exciting enough, escape from demented villains ups the ante in this survival tale with international-spy overtones. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CARIBBEAN DREAM by Rachel Isadora
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"There is no point in quibbling that Isadora presents only half the picture_an idyllic half_since that is her point: to wring from this environment all the beauty it holds. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Isadora (The Little Mermaid, p. 582, etc.) celebrates both a place and childhood; her book evokes the land and seascape of Caribbean island life, and the elemental experiences that plot a child's references. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE MONSTER AND THE LAST CHOCOLATE by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A treat to be savored—and a lesson learned—any time of year. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The surprised recipient of a box of chocolates agonizes over whether to eat the whole box himself or share with his friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE WAS A TREE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A read-aloud, sing-along delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The East African savanna forms the backdrop for this appealing version of a familiar American cumulative song. Read full book review >