Search Results: "Vashanti Rahaman"


BOOK REVIEW

O CHRISTMAS TREE by Vashanti Rahaman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Lessac's naive, vibrant illustrations are just right in their depictions of this charming story of Christmas in a land with no snow but plenty of spirit. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A conventional title gives way to a surprising story about the unique Christmas traditions that have sprouted in the West Indies. Read full book review >

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DIVALI ROSE by Vashanti Rahaman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Better for more mature picture-book audiences. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Set in Trinidad, this tale about cultural identity and the dangers of prejudice gently, though a bit clumsily, makes its way through some tricky subject matter. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE SALMON FOR WITNESS by Vashanti Rahaman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Using a tight focus of faces, the illustrator highlights Rajiv, a compelling character lost within his own story. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Aaji, Rajiv's grandmother, fondly recalls having a piece of salmon ``for witness'' on Good Friday. Read full book review >

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READ FOR ME, MAMA by Vashanti Rahaman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Painterly illustrations by McElrath-Eslick work in harmony with the text, showing the warmth between Joseph and his mother, as well as their humble, homey surroundings. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A young boy's desperate wish for his mother to read to him forces her to come to terms with her own illiteracy. Read full book review >

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"A personal family album, appropriate for only the youngest of audiences."
A fun, full-color family tribute to a baby boy and his walker-chair. Read full book review >