Minggu, 27 November 2016


From B is for Brooklyn Bridge to K is for Kodak and onward to T is for Fort Ticonderoga, E is for Empire is an alphabet book that introduces children and adults to New York State's history, culture, and landscape in a unique two-tiered approach. A quick rhyme offers children facts about New York from A to Z. Alongside each rhyme, older readers gain a deeper understanding of the topic by reading the longer expository text."We travelled New York from A to Z and there is still so much to do and see... We could round each letter twice again and still not reach the very end -  Mountains, monuments, museums galore, There is still so much for us to explore, So much for us to celebrate In beautiful, bountiful New York State! "


PreSchool-K-In typical toddler fashion, Ella Sarah has her own ideas about what she should wear and persists in her choices despite her family's suggestions. 'Her father said, `That outfit is too fancy. Why don't you wear your yellow T-shirt with white shorts, and your tennis shoes?'' Ella Sarah replies with what becomes her refrain. 'I want to wear my pink polka-dot pants, my dress with orange-and-green flowers, my purple-and-blue striped socks, my yellow shoes, and my red hat!' At the end, her equally 'well-dressed' friends arrive for a tea party. The larger-than-life family members tower over Ella Sarah, with only their torsos and legs showing. The exuberant illustrations, 'created using a variety of printmaking techniques,' dance and tumble across the pages, adding emotion to her refrain. The vibrant yellows, oranges, pinks, and purples work together surprisingly well-Ella Sarah doesn't look as shocking as one would imagine. This should be a hit at storytime or for one-on-one sharing.Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CACopyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Princess Courtney loves elephants. Sometimes she would daydream about being an elephant so she could talk to and play with her elephant friends in the jungle. She quickly learns the meaning of "Be careful what you wish for, you might get it!"  If you and your child like elephants and magic, Princess Courtney and the Magic Suit is a story you and your child will enjoy reading over and over.