Search Results: "Ruth Horowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

BREAKOUT AT THE BUG LAB by Ruth Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"New readers will enjoy this on their own, but the story will also work well as a read-aloud in first- and second-grade classrooms. (Easy reader. 6-9)"
The first page of this easy reader sets the tone for a very funny story narrated by an unnamed boy whose entomologist mother works at a complex of scientific research labs, working with insects in the bug lab. Read full book review >

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BIG SURPRISE IN THE BUG TANK by Ruth Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1995. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The built-in "Ewwww!" factor will draw new readers like ants to a picnic in this follow-up to Breakout at the Bug Lab (2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRAB MOON by Ruth Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2000

"Young children whose interest is piqued by David's brief encounter with such ancient, alien-looking creatures will welcome the concluding page of general horseshoe crab facts. (Picture book. 6-8)"
June's full moon casts an atmospheric glow over Kiesler's (Old Elm Speaks, 1998) soft-focus shore scenes in this brief consciousness raiser. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAT TIME by Ruth Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"A judiciously understated plea for this useful, misunderstood creature. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Horowitz's first book warmly depicts one family's unusual bedtime ritual: Leila looks forward to her favorite time of day- -after bath and book and before tucking in, when she and Daddy watch the wonderful bats come out for the night, whizzing through fascinating acrobatics as they capture mosquitoes and other insects. Read full book review >

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ARE WE STILL FRIENDS? by Ruth Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A sweetly humorous story for the friendship shelf. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Beekeeper Beatrice, a bear, and apple-grower Abel, a mouse, are best friends and neighbors. Read full book review >

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THE PRETTY PRETTY BUNNY by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Bold, cartoon-style illustrations use speech balloons and sound-effect phrases for added humor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Narcissa is a bunny with an issue: Arrogance and conceit are some descriptors that might fit the bill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK, DUCK, MOOSE by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The nugget of warmth here is in the First Law of Moving—whether it be for a vacation or away from home altogether, it may very well result in the unexpected reaction of happiness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moose embodies Newton's First Law of Motion: Bodies at rest stay at rest. Read full book review >

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TWENTY-SIX PRINCESSES by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Young readers and listeners of both sexes will laugh and agree. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A frog prince lets it be known that he's "receiving," and 26 applicants respond, from Princess Alice ("First to the palace") on through the rest of the letters. Read full book review >

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TWENTY-SIX PIRATES by David Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2013

"Aye mateys, heave-ho with this bounty of pirate silliness. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Yo ho ho, it's an alphabetical parade of pirates—by name! Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE GEFILTES by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Feh! (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this variation of that favorite rhyme of children's librarians, "Five Little Ducks Went Out One Day," five little gefiltes leave their jar and cause their mother to cry "Oy Vey!" Read full book review >

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A MONKEY AMONG US by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"A brief but engaging showcase, not too abstract for younger listeners and viewers to enjoy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rambunctious wordplay and big, stylized, Chris Raschka-like illustrations are the order of the day in this jazzy debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICO THE BRAVE by David Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"A humorous, original tale about one plucky clucker, distinguished by vibrantly colored, cartoonish illustrations that match the text's hilarity on every page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Chico is a chicken—in both senses—until adventure earns him the title "The Brave." Read full book review >