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"Happening" Children's Book from Houghton Mifflin

The Children's Book Review

 Many publishers have been into books for children for years now. And most of them do a real good job. But when it comes to being close or near to the top the heap we vote for Houghton Mifflin. Case in point are four worthy ones outlined below.
 
"I Like You" by Sandol Stoddard Warburg, illustrated by Jacqueline Chwast ($6.95) has all kinds of themes devoted liking and loving of all sorts. This tiny book is not mushy but magical.
 
In the same tiny and winning vein but bi-lingual (English and Spanish) is "Las Buenas Noticias De Conejita" ("Rabbit's Good News") por Ruth Lercher Bornstein. Pegged at the very young, this winning book is beautifully illustrated and all about the adventures of Rabbit.
 
"Tough Chicks" by Cece Meng illustrated by Melissa Suber ($16.00 and over-sized) is about a trio of chicks who have independent streaks and do not exactly confirm to the rules of barnyard behavior. Filled with personality and brilliant pastel colors, this is a love of a book.
 
Finally, there is "Erika - San" by Allen Say ($17.00 and over-sized). The plot is simple - about Erika who fell in love with Japan when she was a little girl who went back as a teacher on a remote island. The illustrations are captivating.
 
Taken as a quartette, all these books are for getting and giving but especially for reading.

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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.

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