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 >

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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

MARCO POLO: His Notebook by Susan L. Roth
Released: Feb. 1, 1990

An attractive-looking book embellished not only with Roth's collages of what looks like ancient parchment and maps but also with excellent reproductions of old prints and other artifacts that contribute to both the informational content and the handsome format. Read full book review >