Search Results: "Robert Rayevsky"


BOOK REVIEW

ANTONYMS, SYNONYMS, & HOMONYMS by Kim Rayevsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Good practice for fledgling readers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
The Rayevskys take a freewheeling approach to three of spoken language's quirky little features, crowding each spread with small demonstrative figures and tucking in a pair of extraterrestrial observers disguised in baggy street dress. Read full book review >

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER by Tom Paxton
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 23, 1993

"A beautiful, welcome addition. (Folklore/Picture book. 5+)"
Paxton and Rayevsky add a fourth to their well-received Aesops with ten more tales in verse, with a good balance between the familiar (``The Wind and the Sun'') and the less so (``The Cat and the Fox''; ``The Cock and the Pearl''). Read full book review >

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A WORD TO THE WISE by Johanna Hurwitz
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 1994

"For such a handsome production, the result is oddly flat. (Folklore/Picture book. 4+)"
Following a short preface discussing their many honorable origins, a score of the best-known proverbs, illustrated in Rayevsky's usual pungently satirical style. Read full book review >

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ANDROCLES AND THE LION by Tom Paxton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 1991

With nine more tales, the third collection of Aesop from this duo. Read full book review >

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TWO FOOLS AND A HORSE by Sally Derby
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"The blend of words and illustrations make this a not-to-be-missed offering. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Derby's clever and foolish literary tale is destined to become a classic. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN HEART OF WINTER by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

A new story in a traditional mode: a blacksmith sends his three sons on an heir-deciding quest for ``something of value.'' En route, the first two scorn a trapped raven; the third, Half[wit], frees her and is rewarded with the story of a magical heart: Life has buried it, but Death would like to find it in order to create eternal winter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE PUP by Caroline Stutson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"This rowdy, rousing yarn will be a real treasure for any pirate enthusiast or young adventurer. (Picture book. 4-7)"
These are no ordinary pirates. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

From a mote of dust to the Vietnam War Memorial, from a camel to a writer's tools (pen, paper and ink), 30 short poems by nearly as many modern poets address a wide range of everyday creatures and items. Read full book review >

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THREE SACKS OF TRUTH by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

"Entertaining tale; handsome presentation. (Folklore/Picture book. 8-10)"
The magic fife given to Petit Jean in return for a kindness stands him in good stead when a sly king sets him a difficult task with a princess as prize: he must tend the royal rabbit herd, returning nightly with the full 10,000 bunnies. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPY MEN by Margaret Wise Brown
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"They make pleasing counterpoints to a classically framed lullaby. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Another from Brown's canon of bedtime books, full of lulling cadences and rhythms. Read full book review >

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UNDER NEW YORK by Linda Oatman High
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2000

"Though not exactly an unqualified valentine to the city that never sleeps, this does afford a playful glimpse of its complexity. (afterword, personal comments from author and illustrator) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Children, urban or otherwise, will marvel along with High (Barn Savers, 1999, etc.) at all that is to be found beneath New York City's "offices and theaters and stores," "families and homes and schools," "garbage and car horns and billboards." Read full book review >

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SQUASH IT! by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1997

"Rayevsky's boldly outlined illustrations are as earthy as the tale. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
A humorous adaptation of a Spanish story similar to Verna Aardema's retelling of The Riddle of the Drum (1978, o.p.), although Kimmel (Onions and Garlic, 1996, etc.) cites Ruth Sawyer's Picture Tales from Spain as his source. Read full book review >