A top trio of books for younger readers caught our
attention. All are worth yours.
Children’s Book Reviews
“Ilama Ilama Time to Share” by Anna Dewdney
(Viking, $17.99) is another in the acclaimed series. Readers cannot get
too much of a good thing. The author lives in an old house in Vermont
not that far from where the reviewer/authors live. The theme of this
lively and comical and beautifully created tome is sharing and its
challenges for children. “Ilama Ilama Time to Share” is not just another
pretty children’s book, but a nuanced and sprightly effort. GO FOR IT.
“Dangerously Ever After”
by Dashka Slater illustrated by Valeria Docampo (Penguin Young Readers
Group, Ages 3-5, $16.99) and “Electric Ben” by Robert Boyd (Penguin
Young Readers Group, Ages 8 and up) are a dynamic duo as far as books
for the young readers and those who read to them are concerned. Both
beautifully illustrated, concisely edited, they have a tempo and pace
that moves narrative and experience along in wondrous ways. TOP DRAWER.
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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
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