More From Penguin Children’s Book Reviews
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
“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
“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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