Search Results: "Susan L. Roth"


BOOK REVIEW

CINNAMON'S DAY OUT by Susan L. Roth
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1998

"Spare text, perfect pacing, innovative illustrations, and delightful tongue-in-cheek humor make this work on many levels. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Illustrated with vivid and expressive collages composed of wood chips, cardboard, wallpaper, an assortment of fibers, and textured, handmade papers, this is the thoroughly charming tale of a gerbil's unexpected adventure outside his cage. Read full book review >

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BRAVE MARTHA AND THE DRAGON by Susan L. Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"Combined with the secularity of the retelling, the book needn't scare away those who object to more overtly religious parables. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Reading more like a mini-mystery than a myth of early Christianity, this book retells the legend of Saint Martha, who, after witnessing her brother Lazarus rise from the dead, went to Tarascon, France, and tamed a dragon that terrorized the village. Read full book review >

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THE BIGGEST FROG IN AUSTRALIA by Susan L. Roth
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1996

"There are other stories about Tiddalik the frog—Roth mentions her inspiration in an author's note, and also provides a glossary—but this one casts a very long spell. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
Roth (Creak, Thump, Bonk!, 1995, etc.) achieves startling collage images that beautifully enhance a comic Australian folktale. Read full book review >

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HARD HAT AREA by Susan L. Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2004

"An author's note includes additional information about ironworkers and explains that all ironworker apprentices start out in a similar way. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
Kids who are intrigued by construction sites and equipment will find this unusually structured book a solid hit. Read full book review >

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BUDDHA by Susan L. Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"A handsome book, apparently the only one on Buddha at this level. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-10)"
Buddha's early life as Prince Siddhartha—the prophecy that caused his father to protect him from the world's woes lest he become a holy man; his discovery, nonetheless, of old age, disease, and death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Vibrant collage illustrations in a wide variety of textures complement the short rhyming text, and culminate in a golden yellow scene showing an angel watching over the sleeping child, who, having named her fears, can now sleep soundly. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Night-Time Numbers (32 pp.; $15.95; Aug.; 1-84148-001-0) What creepy-crawlies lurk in the dark? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2012

"A stunning visual recreation of a recent historical event. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Freedom and libraries: an essential combination. Read full book review >

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BABIES CAN’T EAT KIMCHEE! by Nancy Patz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Perfect for families introducing new babies to older siblings. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
An excited Korean-American girl seems a bit disenchanted with her new baby sister until she imagines the fun she's going to have as a big sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Mortenson's 12-year-old activist daughter, Amira. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this distilled version of the inspirational adult bestseller—at least its first part—the children of a Pakistani mountain village describe in a collective voice how their lessons had been outside, written with sticks on the ground, until they sheltered a lost American stranger who returned later to build both a bridge and a school. Read full book review >

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PASS THE FRITTERS, CRITTERS by Cheryl Chapman
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1993

"After a first reading, kids will enjoy chiming in on the answers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Chapman's first book is an ingenious exploration of language, rhymes, and manners: Peremptory requests in the spirit of the title (``Pass the muffin, Puffin'') get a variety of negative responses (``Sorry''; ``Never''; ``Forget it'') until a grown-up demands, ``What's the magic word?'' and the manners shape up: ``Please pass the salami, Mommy.'' ``After you, Kangaroo.'' A last exchange is just for fun: ``Be my snack, Mac?'' ``No thank you, Alligator...See you later!'' The toothy alligator and the other animals, plus a brown-skinned child, are all cheerfully rendered in arresting collages of paper and fabric in vibrant colors. Read full book review >

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HOW THE SKY'S HOUSEKEEPER WORE HER SCARVES by Patricia Hooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

The old lady who lives in a house at the back of the wind has her chores to do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LOVE FOR YOU ALL YEAR ROUND by Susan L. Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"The comforting text, combined with the stunning collages, provides a compelling exploration of the year and its seasons for young readers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Roth revisits the theme of My Love for You (1997), this time giving it a seasonal ambiance. Read full book review >