Search Results: "Rosanne Litzinger"


BOOK REVIEW

THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG by Rosanne Litzinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

Where there's a need for a less ferocious version of Joseph Jacobs's cumulative tale, this is a far better choice that Kimmel's awkward travesty (1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE WAS A WEE WOMAN... by Erica Silverman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"A fun-filled romp bound to become a favorite. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sometimes a shoe just isn't big enough for a whole family, even a miniature one, especially when said family consists of a mother, five children and a multitude of pets (including a cow). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY THE STORM STOPS by Michelle Meadows
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Still, a gentle and comforting book to share with anyone afraid of thunderstorms. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In this simple rhymed tale, a young girl's mother comforts her until the storm subsides. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHILE YOU WERE CHASING A HAT by Lilian Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"The simplicity of the words, coupled with the uncomplicated yet beautiful illustrations, offers a soothing look at the natural world. (Harper Growing Trees series) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Softly muted pastels color this story of a runaway hat and all the things that the wind can do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOUR UGLY CATS IN APARTMENT 3D by Marylin Sachs
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A sweet read. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Lily, a ten-year-old latchkey kid, depends upon the kindness of her neighbors on the third floor of her apartment building whenever she forgets her key. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC KERCHIEF by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2000

"Litzinger's artwork, with its pastel shades, lovely patterning, and homespun characters, is an added bonus (The Old Woman and Her Pig, 1993). (Picture book. 4-8)"
This tale tells of how a crabby old woman was transformed into, if not the epitome of sweetness, at least a pleasingly tart character, while a delight in language is evident everywhere throughout the book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEPRECHAUN GOLD by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1998

"The soft watercolors are full of funny, smudged details, and the full-face portrait of the lady with the golden hair captures the magic of the text. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This charming tale has an Irish lilt that would certainly withstand an energetic reading out loud—and not just on St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOMEDAY HOUSE by Anne Shelby
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Pair this with Eve Bunting's Fly Away Home (1991) or Elizabeth Hathorn's Way Home (1994) to set younger readers thinking. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This flight of imagination by Shelby (Homeplace, 1995, etc.) has a poignant cast. ``Someday,'' promises the narrator, ``we'll live in a house on a mountain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVER KICK A SLIPPER AT THE MOON by Carl Sandburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"A big swing at charm and whimsy but, regrettably, a miss. (biographical note on Carl Sandburg) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sandburg's "Never Kick a Slipper at the Moon," which originally appeared in his Rootabaga Stories (1922), is given new life in a picture-book edition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BECKONING CAT by Koko Nishizuka
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"A beguiling tale. (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
A fetching feline rewards an act of kindness in this fresh rendition of a Japanese folktale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MATZO BALL BOY by Lisa Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Litzinger's bright, colorful, rounded figures provide a shtetl and rural atmosphere to the very familiar story. (author's note, glossary of Yiddish words) (Picture book. 3-6)"
This Passover version of "The Gingerbread Man" employs numerous Yiddishisms to tell the story of a runaway matzo ball boy as he escapes from the lonely bubbe (old grandmother) and her soup and then runs into and challenges the schneider (tailor), the yenta (village gossip), the rabbi, and a fox. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU CAN'T CATCH ME by Charlotte Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"You can almost hear the giggles. (Picture book. 2-3)"
This entry in the Harper Growing Tree series has a text modeled on "There was a little turtle," and several other hand rhymes. Read full book review >