Saturday, December 16, 2006

Weekend Reviews (III)

Reviews are popping up here and there sporadically this weekend. Here's what I've found:

Susan Perren is back with reviews for the Globe and Mail. This week she reviews the following books:
  • I Have a Little Dreidel, by Maxie Baum, illustrated by Julie Paschkis ("a simple, rhyming story about the eighth night of the holiday, illustrated in a bold, forthright manner that will appeal to the very young")
  • Carl, the Christmas Carp, by Ian Krykorka, illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka (a "sparklingly effervescent" Christmas story)
  • Listen, Said the Donkey, by Jean Little, illustrated by Werner Zimmerman ("the essential Christmas story retold, revivified, to some extent reinvented, in Little's as always astringent, yet tender, prose")
  • Clever Katarina: A Tale in Six Parts, by Ken Setterington, illustrated by Nelly and Ernst Hofer (a "very pleasing six-chapter book")
  • The 25 Pains of Kennedy Baines, by Dede Crane