Search Results: "Roseanne Thong"


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TUMMY GIRL by Roseanne Thong
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Affecting without being maudlin, Thong's tale is one for daughters and their families to treasure. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Thong's observance on the fleeting nature of childhood is wryly sentimental. Read full book review >

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RED IS A DRAGON by Roseanne Thong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A glossary adds strength to this jaunty cultural salute. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Pure, bright colors, excellent use of pattern, and Chinese-influenced composition and perspective dovetail neatly with color rhymes from the pair who brought readers Round Is a Mooncake (2000). Read full book review >

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WISH by Roseanne Thong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Still, for pure fun, this will inspire children to try out all of these ways of wishing. (endpaper maps) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Featuring tidbits of children's folklore from 15 countries, this small collection provides a double-page spread on each custom, starting with a four-line poem followed by a short paragraph giving just enough information for young readers to absorb. Read full book review >

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GAI SEE by Roseanne Thong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

Bland, static and usually suspended against monochromatic backgrounds, Choi's uncrowded street scenes depict a four-season walk through a generic (though, to judge from the title, probably American) Read full book review >

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ROUND IS A MOONCAKE by Roseanne Thong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A charming and instructive math concept book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Asian theme sparks a multicultural learning opportunity as a lively young girl observes shapes in the world around her in this delightful debut by Thong and Lin. Read full book review >

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FLY FREE! by Roseanne Thong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2010

"The smoothly written circular narrative with its reverent message is authenticated by Neilan's muted watercolors, which are rendered on light tan board and softly depict a Vietnamese countryside peopled by folk wearing conical hats and traditional dress. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
At the gates of the Buddhist temple, Mai sees a cage full of sparrows for sale. Read full book review >

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'TWAS NOCHEBUENA by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"This pleasant family story conveys strong family bonds and traditions while offering non-Spanish speakers a way to learn some basic vocabulary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Latina child celebrates the Christmas season with her extended family in this warm, cheery story that incorporates Spanish vocabulary into the text. Read full book review >

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This enchanting presentation of the Día de los Muertos holiday will resonate with both those who are new to its traditions and those who have been celebrating for generations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As the title suggests, Thong and Ballesteros celebrate a Latino holiday that, though it is becoming increasingly more popular in all parts of the United States, is still somewhat misunderstood by non-Latino Americans. Read full book review >

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NOODLE MAGIC by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"Playing with your food has never been quite so enticing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this slurp-worthy picture book, Mei loves to watch Grandpa Tu create noodles spun out of dough, magic and plenty of heart. Read full book review >

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ROUND IS A TORTILLA by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Nevertheless, this book will teach readers about more than basic shapes thanks to both its use of Spanish words and the inclusion of Hispanic cultural elements. (glossary) (Picture book. 2-5)"
This charming concept book will engage readers and help them recognize shapes in everyday objects. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Light fare as cultural histories go, but a pleasant stroll through the Romantic imagination."
A cultural biography that explores how Mary Shelley came to write her gothic classic. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2015

"A chillingly drawn, expertly researched slice of grim Boston history."
A lively, evocative reinvigoration of Boston's Gilded Age and the psychopathic young stalker who threatened public safety. Read full book review >