An Appealing Cornucopia of
Three for the Kids from Houghton
From one of the best of the best children's book
publishers in the world - Houghton Mifflin - comes a bevy of beauties:
"Wow! It Sure Is Good To Be You!," "Flamingos
on the Roof," "Honky-Tonk Heroes and Hillbilly Angels," "Zany Zoo," "Bats
at the Beach," and "Song of the Water Boatman."
In these highly attractive illustrated works - there is something for
every youngster and the adults around them.
"Song of the Water Boatman" is $16.00 and is focused on the world of the
pond in poems. "Bats at the Beach," written and illustrated by Brian Lies
is a wondrously depicted world of bats that removes the frightening
qualities of this creature. "Zany Zoo" by William Wise with
illustrations by Lynn Munsinger is also $16.00 and is a skillful bringing
of an exotic menagerie to life.
"Wow! It Sure Is Good To Be You!" with words and images by Cynthia Jabar
is priced at $9.95 and is a little book with attitude showcasing girl
"Move!" by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, priced at $16.00, is an enticing
and entertaining intro to motion in the animal kingdom.
"Flamingos on the Roof" is replete with wondrous poems, paintings and
characters by Calef Brown. Priced at $16.00, it is a must for a child aged
5 or older.
"Honky-Tonk Heroes and Hillbilly Angels" at Houghton's favorite (it seems)
children's book price has pictures by Laura Levine and words by Holy
George- Warren and that same $16.00 price tag. The book is a super primer
on country western history and stars.
"The Ball Game of Life" by David Allen Smith and Joseph Aversa, Jr. (Acta
Sports, $9.95, 126 pages) is a primer of lessons geared to parents and
coaches of youthful baseball players.
"Junie B., First Grader" by Barbara Park and illustrated by Denise Brunkus
(Random House, $11.95, 119 pages) is billed as a work by one of America's
funniest authors. There is no argument with that billing here.
About the Authors: Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband
team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional
scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories
It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in
America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in
Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.
They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining
as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United
States, Europe, and the Caribbean.
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