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Children’s Book Reviews

More and more from Penguin Young Readers Group are My Teacher” by award winner James Ransome” ($16.99),“Owlet’s First Flight” by Mitra Modarressi ($16.99), Strega Nona’s Gift” by Tomie dePaola, “Duck Sock Hop” by Jane Kohuth, “Bea at Ballet” by Rachel Isadora and “Dog in Charge” by K.L. Going.    

Delightfully illustrated and carefully conceived treasures for the child within us and the children these  books will go to, this terrific gang of little books appeal to the brain, the heart as well as the aesthetic sense in all.

In this day of age of teachers under attack, My Teacher” pays tribute to the dedication and care exhibited by those who teach each. 

“Owlet’s First Flight”is a love story about an owlet’s nighttime adventure. Beautifully drawn with text that rhymes in a magical way – this is a winner.

Strega Nona’s Gift” by the prolific and widely praised Tomie dePaola.    

Focuses on the now popular personages - - Strega Nona and Big Anthony and food and treats for the holiday season for people and pets. A WINNER

“Duck Sock Hop” by Jane Kohuth with illustrations by Jane Porter (ages 3-5, $16.99) is a rhyming text terrifc tome about ducks o all colors pulling out socks from a large sock drawer. Humorous and charming.

“Bea at Ballet” by Rachel Isadora (ages 3-5, $16,99) is a beauty of a book drawn by Nancy Paulsen. Bea, the little striver, is as good at the barre at anyone and she struts her stuff in this very appealing book for the dancer in all children.

“Dog in Charge” by K.L. Going, illustrated by Dan Santat (ages 3-5, $16.99) is all about the long-standing rivalry between dogs and cats. This book settles a long standing argument - -who takes charge when the family is not there. This humorous picture book makes it perfectly clear –Dog in Charge!

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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
Web: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~frommer/travel.htm.

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