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Bravo, Penguin Young Readers Group

Children’s Book Reviews

Beautifully produced, lovely to look at and learn from, enticing for children of all ages - -these are just of few of the praiseworthy words we can throw the way of Penguin and their host of Young Readers Group Reads.                     

"My No No Day" by Rebecca Patterson ($16.99 for ages 2 and up)is an enchanting tale of a little girl, Bella, who has a day where nothing seems to go right.  She didn't like the eggs. She didn't like wearing her shoes.  It was "No and No and No." All ended well with mom's kisses and cuddles.  NOTABLE.

"Meet Me at the Moon" by Gianna Marino ($16.99, ages 3 and up) is a love of a book. Its focus is on two elephants, mother and child. The mother has to go away for a bit, and this makes the little elephant insecure. "How will you find me again?" the little one asks. "When the night sky is bright, Little One, meet me at the moon, where the sky touches the earth."  IMPRESSIVE.

"All About Grandmas" by Roni Schotter illustrated by Janice Nadeau ($16.99) is for grandmas and grandpas and their children and their children’s children and for all of us – human, poetical, informative and charming.  If you think you know all about grandmas . .. read this book to a youngster or have a youngster read this book to you – you’ll both learn something. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

“You Are a Lion” by Taeeun Yoo ($16.99) introduces to young and old the simple joys of yoga through beautiful and colorful illustrations and simple and concise directions. More than a book for young readers and those who to read to them – this one is a charmer.  LOVABLE.

For kids and those who read to kids - -a lovely crop of worthy products to get a hold of and to spend quality time reading

From National Geographic comes “Kids Beginner’s World Atlas” ($18.95, 63 over-sized pages) with illustrated physical and political maps, more than 130 full color images and delightful charts of facts and figures. A great learning tool.

There is also from National Geographic “Kids Ultimate Weird But True” ($19.95, 192 color and over-sized pages). A bargain at this price, the book has one thousand images that tell stories, charm readers, provide all kinds of odd-ball and worthwhile info.

The final National Geographic tome is “Little Kids African Animal Alphabet” by Beverly and Dereck Jourbert ($16.95, 48 pages). This is a love of a book mixing alphabetical info (Antelope to Zebra) and amazing images.

Completing the National Geographic quartette is “Christmas in Williamsburg” by K.M. Kostyal with photos by Lori Epstein ($17.95, 60 pages, over-sized). A how-to book, a primer on Christmas as magic in this truly American locale, a work to return to again and again - - this is a keepsake publication to hand down from one generation to the next.  

“When Life Gives You O.J.” by Erica S. Perl (Knopf, $15.99, 199 pages) is all about a 10-year-old who wants a dog and her not so pleasing gramps who has his own ideas about what is right and wrong.  Beguiling. Endearing stuff.

“The Witches” by Andy Opel illustrated by Karel Hayes (Jerry House) is an over-sized and beautifully executed focused on kids and boats on Lake Winnipesaukee in NewHampshire. The art is appealing, the story is quick and clever, and the total package is a delight.

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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

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