Search Results: "Vera Rosenberry"


BOOK REVIEW

VERA'S HALLOWEEN by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Rosenberry has her finger on the pulse of children's anxieties—Vera's unhappy adventure and its comforting resolution is on just the right scale for preschoolers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little sister Ruthie is going trick-or-treating before dark, but this year Vera gets to join older sisters June and Elaine with their father in "the spooky night." Read full book review >

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VERA RIDES A BIKE by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"The top-drawer story comes with equally fine artwork—soaked watercolors that unfurl across the page—and characterizations, from Vera's poses to her trim, Botticelli-esque mother's clodhoppers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A welcome return of Vera, Rosenberry's rough-cut alter-ego. Read full book review >

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THE GROWING-UP TREE by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Unsettling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this Giving Tree-like parable, infant Alfred and his mother seem to float in a sort of fecund and fantastic Eden, rife with less-than-subtle and sometimes disconcerting symbols of fertility. Read full book review >

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VERA RUNS AWAY by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Vera is a spunky little heroine, with plenty of pluck left for more childhood adventures in a winning series. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Running away to escape an unappreciative family is a nearly universal developmental stage of four- or five-year-olds. Read full book review >

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VERA’S BABY SISTER by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Whether with fans of Vera's previous appearances or listeners who are adjusting to new siblings themselves, this gentle adventure should find a warm welcome. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Rosenberry sorts out sibling rivalry with her usual straightforward approach to challenging childhood milestones. Read full book review >

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WHEN VERA WAS SICK by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Even though the text is sound, the illness is as drawn out as children believe it is, and the ending is reassuring, the illustrations make the experience frightening and endless. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a picture-book memoir about a terrible case of spots (chicken pox, measles), Rosenberry tells about little Vera. Read full book review >

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THE BUG CEMETERY by Frances Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Newcomer Hill never tries to soft-pedal the burn of death, but she goes a long way toward giving young readers a sense of balance in celebrating life while the Grim Reaper goes about his work. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bug funerals are one thing, but when a family pet has to be buried, the children in this tale learn to take pleasure in those still living as they experience their first loss of a loved one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAVITRI by Aaron Shepard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Rosenberry's delicately drawn illustrations strike a good balance between bright, stylized scenes that recall Indian art and more realistically expressive characters that will appeal to a contemporary audience. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
A smooth retelling of a tale from The Mahabharata, ``India's great national epic,'' first transcribed about 2000 years ago after a long life in the oral tradition; an excellent note suggests that it ``arises from a time when...women [were] far more independent than later Indian culture allowed.'' The wise and beautiful princess Savitra, seeking a husband of her own choice, selects the impoverished son of a conquered king, despite a prophecy that the son will die in just a year. Read full book review >

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MONSTER MISCHIEF by Pamela Jane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Yum. (Picture book. 3-7)"

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THE OUTSIDE INN by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Offbeat, but definitely worth a try. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``What's for breakfast? Read full book review >

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VERA GOES TO THE DENTIST by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Now we know why God invented dental hygienists, seat belts, and tic-tac-toe. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Why do you need to go to the dentist if all your teeth are going to fall out anyway? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO IS IN THE GARDEN? by Vera Rosenberry
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2001

"Wait for Vera's next adventure. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rosenberry's three recent books (Vera Runs Away, 2000, etc.) about an irrepressible little girl named Vera have an undeniable charm with a unique main character, believable illustrations, and strong plot lines. Read full book review >