Monday, June 05, 2006

Picture Books - One Green Apple

Over at Books-a-Million.com there is a review from BookPage on Eve Bunting's lastest book One Green Apple. The book review is written by Jennifer Robinson a teacher from Baltimore and worth checking out.

Also, Houghton Mifflin introduces the book as:
"Description: Farah feels alone, even when surrounded by her classmates. She listens and nods but doesn’t speak. It’s hard being the new kid in school, especially when you’re from another country and don’t know the language. Then, on a field trip to an apple orchard, Farah discovers there are lots of things that sound the same as they did at home, from dogs crunching their food to the ripple of friendly laughter. As she helps the class make apple cider, Farah connects with the other students and begins to feel that she belongs. Ted Lewin’s gorgeous sun-drenched paintings and Eve Bunting’s sensitive text immediately put the reader into another child’s shoes in this timely story of a young Muslim immigrant."

The book is suppose to be available after June 16. It looks like a good one to share with little ones and adults about being sensitive to others that are new to a school, neighborhood, etc., and that we all share some similarities that we can connect with.

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Blogger buzz girl said...

Thanks for mentioning a BookPage review. Glad you enjoyed it. Our reviews do appear on Books-A-Million's website, just as Publisher's Weekly reviews are posted on Amazon.com pages. However, we have a site of our own and post new children's book reviews monthly at BookPage.com.

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Blogger PJ Librarian said...

Thanks for the information. I do usually review BookPage.com and I pick up a copy every month from our locally library. But, for some reason I stumbled upon this article outside my normal literay path. They are building a Books-a-Million near my home and I thought I would check them out as I am not familiar with their retail business. However, Bookpage is one of my favorite sources for reviews. Also, thanks for stopping by.

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Anonymous Annie said...

Im not an immigrant but rather a first generation Muslim-American, and sometimes even being born and raised here, its not rare to feel different, especially growing up. So Im buying this for my 6 year old cousin. I think she'll really enjoy and understand this book and the message behind it and maybe she'll share it with her friends.

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