Search Results: "Richard Schotter"


BOOK REVIEW

THERE'S A DRAGON ABOUT by Richard Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"With Arthurian urgency and bright festivity, this book may launch a second wave for those roving nighttime theatricals. (Picture book. 4-7)"
``Hold, friends, hold!/We are very cold./Inside and outside,/we are very cold./Something to warm us,/if we may./For that, kind folks,/we'll give you a play.'' So starts this marvelous adaptation of the revel known as the Oxfordshire St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOO-WOP POP by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Cousin Brucie's jacket blurb summarizes nicely: '—wow!' (Picture book. 4-8)"
School janitor Mr. Searle, a singer in his youth, earns the tag "Doo-Wop Pop." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN BOB TAKES FLIGHT by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"What's next, Captain Bob? (Picture book. 4-7)"
"He was Captain Bob, and he was the finest, fiercest flyer that ever flew the cloud-cluttered skies. He feared no one, not even the curly-headed Control Tower who called out his orders: ‘Clear the runway!' " But Bob will do the job of cleaning his room his way, the fun way, and that means imagining he's flying an airplane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

F IS FOR FREEDOM by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"In a simple story fraught with tension, Schotter has found a way to bring this history lesson to life for children no older than brave Manda and indomitable Hannah. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Eleven years before the Civil War, the seeds of internal discontent took root when Congress passed the Compromise of 1850, a fugitive slave law designed to pacify slave owners in the South, when California was admitted as a free state, upsetting the balance of power. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MAN by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"An appealing, nicely formed story—whether it's the passage of generations, cultural transition, or fruit, ripeness is all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For 50 years, ever since he came to the US, Ruby has risen before the sun to stock his stand; now, when he arranges produce in ``perfect pyramids,'' Suny Ho and his little sister admire his artistry and ask how it's done; and when Ruby's wife, Trudy, asks, ``Is it time?'' she doesn't just mean time to get up in the morning: she hopes he'll honor his promise to retire to the mountains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURIM PLAY by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Another warm, amenable look at family life during a special holiday. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A funny companion to Hanukkah! (1990) and Passover Magic (1995), by the same team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO LOVED WORDS by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2006

"A gift to precocious children and teachers as well. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A charmingly prolix tall tale of a boy so word-obsessed that he collects new words on slips of paper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE OF JOYFUL LIVING by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2008

"Warm and comforting. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An apartment building in New York City in an earlier era forms the near-perfect world in which a little girl lives, surrounded by the love of her parents and her diverse neighbors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING RABBIT by Roni Schotter
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"Moore's (Alice and Greta's Color Magic, not reviewed, etc.) party-colored watercolors are the visual equivalent to Schotter's (F Is for Freedom, 2000, etc.) sugarcoated universe. (Picture book. 4-6)"
It is very tempting to dodge the issue raised here—just where one does belong in a divorced family of two households—simply because it is so baldly put. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTHING EVER HAPPENS ON 90TH STREET by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Schotter's story and Brooker's collages perfectly capture the cluttered eclecticism of New York City street life, so readers will forgive the author if the story lacks focus: The writing tips (which children will like) are lost in the blizzard of activity. (Picture book. 5-10)"
From Schotter (A Fruit and Vegetable Man, 1993, etc.), the story of a would-be writer and her blank page, and the life going on all around her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOUT GRANDMAS by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Pickiness aside, this is a clever, buoyant look at many children's favorite relative. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bouncy rhyme delivers a warm, light-hearted look at all kinds of grandmothers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE WIZZY FOOT GOES WALKING... by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

WIZZY FOOT may be just the perfect name to give to the array of both negative and positive behaviors exhibited by rambunctious toddlers. Read full book review >