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An Appealing Cornucopia of Children's Books
Three for the Kids from Houghton Mifflin
The Children's Book Review

From one of the best of the best children's book publishers in the world - Houghton Mifflin  - comes  a bevy of beauties: "Move!,"   

"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 power. 
"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.

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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. More about these authors.

You can contact the Frommers at: 

Email: myrna.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Email: harvey.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU

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