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Must Reads from Pengun

Children’s Book Reviews

Spring brings a batch of wondrous Penguin Young Readers Group books. Lavishly illustrated, lovingly created, a treat for the young ones to read or for the ones who love them to read to them.

“Three Bears in a Boat” by David Soman (Ages 3-4, $17.99) is a winner. Its focus is on three little bears who sail away to all kinds of adventures, new islands, huge wales and the like. Their quest is to find a new seashell to replace their mother’s favorite that they broke.

“The Baby Tree” by Sophie Blackall (Ages 5-8, $16.99) is a very clever read along about curious John asking everyone he encounters: “Where do babies come from?”

“Froggy Gets a Doggy” by Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz (Ages 3-5, $16.99) is as its title suggests about the getting of a pet dog instead of a bunny or some mice as preferred by mother. Funny, enchanting, a love of a book.

“Baby Penguins Love Their Mama” by Melissa Guion (Ages 3-5) is a perfect book for Mother’s Day. It is also one really suited for a mother and child to read aloud together. Fantastic illustrations.

“A Mom for Umande” by Maria Faulconer (Ages 4-8, $16.99) is a fabulous look at the baby gorilla Umande and his adventures seeking a mother to take care of him. His mother was challenged.

“Sprout Helps Out” by Rosie Winstead (Ages 3-5, $16.99) is another perfect gift book for mom and child for now or for Mother’s Day. With highly appealing images and language, “Sprout Helps Out” is a winner.

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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.

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