Search Results: "Rebecca Parfitt"


BOOK REVIEW

COLORS! ¡COLORES! by Jorge Luján
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"A lovely book to share, reflect upon and linger over. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Flowing watercolors and charming rhymes in English and Spanish combine to convey the colors of the natural world with simple yet sophisticated grace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 1993

"EWSLUGD: the best in adventure-scholarship. (Photos—not seen.)"
A haunting history-cum-travelogue, as Parfitt (Hebrew & Jewish Studies/Univ. of London) sleuths out the claims of the Lemba of South Africa, a black people who believe themselves to be the legendary lost tribe of Israel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2004

"A passable study of biblical history and comparative mythology."
One of the "enduring motifs underlying Western views of the wider world" gets a scholarly assessment, thanks to British journalist Parfitt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANK HAS A DREAM by Rebecca Dudley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Choose this book for the art, as the dream Hank recounts doesn't make for much of a plot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little bear Hank dreams away, watched over by his hummingbird friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSY FARM by Rebecca Finn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2012

"Though bright and busy, it's the movable parts that really make this farm a memorable one to visit. (Board book. 1-3)"
A farming family's work is never done. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU ARE TO ME by Rebecca Doughty
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Minor, but nice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pig and a rabbit are best buddies—pig wears stripes, rabbit polka-dots—and the pig, in the simplest and warmest of terms, is trying to explain their friendship in words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN MARCUS MOORE MOVED IN by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"In addition to relating the joy of discovering a new playmate, the work validates the anxiety of children being displaced by a move (despite the glossy ending), making it doubly worthwhile. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Although Marcus Moore's moving day begins lonely and empty; it closes with a new best friend found on a bustling block. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS PLACE IN THE SNOW by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A fine, warm addition for wintertime story hours. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The natural beauty and wonder of winter abound in this light and lovely tale, as birds, squirrels, rabbits, a mouse and an opossum arrive at different times during a day and evening to feast on seeds and corn kernels thoughtfully strewn in the snow by an unseen hand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IS THAT AN ELEPHANT OVER THERE? by Rebecca Elgar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"The book's construction is sturdy enough to survive repeated safaris. (Board book. 1-3)"
Take veteran searchers for Eric Carle's Spot into wilder country with this laminated board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE LONELY LION by Rebecca Elgar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Vivid illustrations, cheerful characters, and an upbeat tempo enliven a jovial tale. (Lift-the-flap. 1-4)"
A lonesome lion's search for companionship results in an impromptu animal party in this frolicsome read-aloud counting adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE YOU by Rebecca Doughty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A celebration of friendship that uses metaphors to excellent effect. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Doughty explores the difference one person can make. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEERING TOWARD NORMAL by Rebecca Petruck
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Humor sustains this look at real life in the heartland. (author's note, glossary) (Fiction. 9-13)"
An eighth-grader rediscovers the importance of family in this debut. Read full book review >