Search Results: "Roni Schotter"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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CAPTAIN BOB SETS SAIL by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"Brace yourselves. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Schotter (Purim Play, 1998) pens a rip-roaring tale of a boy's bath, his hijinks spiritedly displayed in Cepeda's (We Were Tired of Living in a House, 1999) bigger-than-life, full-bleed oil illustrations that make full use of the boy's superb orthodontia while tastefully maintaining his anatomical privacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GO, LITTLE GREEN TRUCK! by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A familiar trope with a subtle, ecological twist. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little green truck is the farm's best work truck, until he is replaced by a bigger and better model. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PASSOVER! by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Dull, though serviceable for the youngest. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Schotter describes in a simple, yet humdrum, rhyming chant, the celebration of Passover and the special Seder or dinner for a modern-day American Jewish family. Read full book review >

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MAMA, I’LL GIVE YOU THE WORLD by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"A heartwarming metamorphosis. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A loving little girl gives her Mama a special gift in this gentle affirmation. Read full book review >