Search Results: "Shelley Rotner"


BOOK REVIEW

SENSES AT THE SEASHORE by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"To every sense, there is a provocation at Rotner's seashore. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Say what you will about the seashore, it is a stimulating place, a sensual extravaganza. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROW! RAISE! CATCH! by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"This volume may even lure children (and adults) back to the farm. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Engaging color photos depict smiling farmers and fishermen (and fisherwoman) and gleeful children eating their products. Read full book review >

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WHEELS AROUND by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A sparkling contribution to a popular subject. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Paint-box bright photographs of wheeled transportation cover the gamut from skateboards and wheelchairs to fire trucks and backhoes. Read full book review >

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PARTS by Shelley Rotner
by Shelley Rotner, photographed by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Great for reading aloud, too. (Poetry. 3-8)"
Stunning full-color photographs and seven playful, brief poems about everyday objects will delight young viewers and care-givers who are invited to guess the objects described in word clues with several accompanying close-up photographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO AUTUMN! by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Bruce Goldstone's Awesome Autumn (2012) is still the gold standard. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Rotner follows Hello Spring (2017) with this salute to the fall season. Read full book review >

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I LIKE THE FARM  by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Simple, encouraging text, charming photographs, straightforward, unpretentious diversity, and adorable animals—what's not to like? (Picture book/early reader. 2-6)"
This entry-level early reader/picture book pairs children with farm animals. Read full book review >

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HELLO SPRING! by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Informative fun; engaging photography. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
The changes from winter into spring—especially in the northeastern U.S.—are illustrated with numerous colored photographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHOSE EYE AM I? by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Engaging and informative for readers and listeners alike. (index) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
How do eyes work? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACTION ALPHABET by Shelley Rotner
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, the photos crackle with an energy that brings attention to the accompanying words, which punctuate the page in bold white typeface. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The emphasis here is squarely on action; the alphabet takes a supporting role. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADES OF PEOPLE by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2009

"It's a heartwarming effort that teachers and families can embrace and will doubtless find its way into many a curriculum on celebrating difference. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Author and photographer join forces again in this photographic essay on skin color. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'M ADOPTED! by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2011

"A valuable resource to help explain their backgrounds to adopted children or to introduce the concept to anyone wondering about adoption. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
This introduction to adoption for very young children stands out in its clear, accessible approach to a topic that many adults may still find difficult to address, despite increasing societal openness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGES by Marjorie N. Allen
ADVENTURE
Released: April 30, 1991

"Adequate to develop the concept with young children, but weakened by carelessness in the text: milkweed blooms in June or July, not spring, and corn has usually finished growing before autumn. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
``All things go through changes as they grow,'' concludes this simple book using attractive color photos to compare fiddleheads to ferns, a blue sky to a cloudy one, the same trees in four seasons, eggs to birds, and finally a pregnant woman to a growing child. Read full book review >