Search Results: "Sylvia A. Rouss"


BOOK REVIEW

SAMMY SPIDER'S NEW FRIEND by Sylvia A. Rouss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This is a book without conflict, and that's the last thing a child needs. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Sammy Spider is perfectly safe. Read full book review >

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SAMMY SPIDER'S FIRST TASTE OF HANUKKAH by Sylvia A. Rouss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2015

"A nice addition to the holiday collection. (Cookbook. 5-10)"
Sammy Spider and his human friend Josh return in a Hanukkah kid-oriented cookbook. Read full book review >

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A WATERMELON IN THE SUKKAH by Sylvia A. Rouss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A mediocre, bland offering for the holiday shelf. (note) (Picture book. 4-6)"
A child's favorite fruit creates a challenge for his class when it comes time for the annual ritual of decorating the classroom's Sukkah, the traditional outdoor hut for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Read full book review >

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SAMMY SPIDER'S FIRST SIMCHAT TORAH by Sylvia A. Rouss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A candy-apple recipe completes the formulaic, if well-meaning, tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sammy Spider, that curious arachnid who refuses to just spin webs, follows his boy companion Josh to a Simchat Torah service when he gets himself stuck on a syrupy candy apple atop a small Jewish flag. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLEST FISH by Sylvia Rouss
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"A serviceable addition to the Bible-story shelf. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The Littlest Fish explores the ocean in search of new friends, only to come across several predatorily threatening creatures, including an octopus, a jellyfish, a crab and a sharp-toothed shark. Read full book review >

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A HOLIDAY FOR ARI ANT by Sylvia Rouss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2016

"A nice addition to the holiday shelves. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ari Ant lives on the preschool playground and is eager to watch and participate in his own way with the children's activities and celebrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOSEF'S DREAM by Sylvia Rouss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Modern Jewish history lives through the moving voice of one participant. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A dream to return to their Jewish homeland becomes a reality for Ethiopian Jews. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAPPING THE WORLD by Sylvia A. Johnson
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Accessible, beautiful, and informative, this is essential for most collections. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
From the oldest maps in the world, to mapping the earth and other planets from space, Johnson (Ferrets, 1997, etc.) introduces the world of cartography using an outstanding collection of full-color period prints and contemporary photographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAKING THE FOUNDATION by Sylvia A. Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"A finely crafted introduction to Darwin's theories and the controversies they spawned. (photographs, maps, glossary, source notes, bibliography, suggestions for further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A concise, informative overview of how Darwin's theories of natural selection and evolution shook the foundations of religious beliefs and long-held scientific views. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEA CHANGE by Sylvia A. Earle
NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 1995

"An urgent message, beautifully delivered. (32 b&w illustrations, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
A riveting portrait, both chilling and inspiring, of our largest and most crucial natural resource. Read full book review >

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TOMATOES, POTATOES, CORN, AND BEANS by Sylvia A. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Strictly for research, this history has a redeeming quality: the lovely 16th- and 17th-century black-and-white illustrations and archival prints reproduced from old herbals and antique books. (index, not seen, maps, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Subtitled ``How the Foods of the Americas Changed Eating Around the World,'' this is a tedious history of the foods that originated in America and are now eaten worldwide. Read full book review >

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FERRETS by Sylvia A. Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1997

"A section on the black-footed ferret, a wild cousin, is also included. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
These non-rodent relatives of the weasel, badger, and skunk, often the source of controversy over their appropriateness as house pets, are gaining in popularity, next in line to cats and dogs. Read full book review >