Search Results: "Steve Sanfield"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT TURTLE DRIVE by Steve Sanfield
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Delicious! (Picture book. 5-7)"
A young cowhand celebrating the end of a cattle drive plumps down at Frenchy's Gourmet Eating Establishment and Pizza Parlor and is outraged to be charged $4.00 for a tiny bowl of turtle soup. Read full book review >

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THE FEATHER MERCHANTS by Steve Sanfield
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Glossary; excellent bibliography. (Folklore. 8+)"
The author of The Adventures of High John the Conqueror (1989) turns to his Jewish heritage for an entertaining collection of nonsense stories, organized into a sort of history of Chelm and an introduction to its foolish residents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRUDEL, STRUDEL, STRUDEL by Steve Sanfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"A uniquely funny book. (Picture book/folklore. 4-7)"
A tale about Chelm—a town celebrated in Jewish folklore for the legendary idiocy of its inhabitants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW by Steve Sanfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 1995

"393, etc.) provides smooth lyrics, it is Winter who crafts them into a small, harmonious book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A book about 22 ways of looking at snow accompanied by exceptionally evocative pictures. Read full book review >

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JUST REWARDS by Steve Sanfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Best of all, the stingy farmer's bald lunar pate provides a good forecast of his fate. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
In a folktale that bears the subtitle ``Or Who Is That Man in the Moon and What's He Doing Up There Anyway?,'' a kind farmer is rewarded for rescuing an injured bird, with a magic seed that grows into watermelons loaded with money and jewels. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO WANTED A SONG by Steve Sanfield
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Ponderous, but tender. (Picture book. 5-8)"
After the death of her parents, Marici feels alone in the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY GOES BANANAS by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"Teachers and parents of short-fused toddlers will read this over and over. Serve with bananas. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Betty's hunger gets the better of her when she faces a banana she cannot open. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY CAT by Steve Henry
Kirkus Star
by Steve Henry, illustrated by Steve Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Plenty of visual cues, lots of repetition and a clear story arc make this a perfect choice for beginning readers—and parents pressed for time will likely be happy to find such a short, sweet read-aloud. (Early reader.4-7)"
This cheery entry in the I Like to Read series successfully tells a simple tale and creates a sense of community using just 20 unique words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STICK by Steve Breen
by Steve Breen, illustrated by Steve Breen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A promising beginning. (Picture book. 4-6)"
For his children's debut, Pulitzer Prize-winner Breen sends a small frog with a sticky tongue and notably bad aim on an impromptu tour of New Orleans and environs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 4, 2009

"Once again, Jenkins provides an almost irresistible entry into our natural world for the youngest readers. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
From above the surface to the bottom of the deepest sea canyon, unusual creatures inhabit every level of our oceans, even those seemingly hostile to life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUSS IN BOOTS by Steve Light
Kirkus Star
adapted by Steve Light, illustrated by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"This playful and rich adaptation, complete with a heroine who is male in most versions, is fresh and full of energy. (Picture book/fairy tale. 3-5)"
This collage adaptation of the old tale is alive with texture. Read full book review >