Children are perfectly delightful creatures ... except when they're not. Case in point, Henry and Eve, who are going through a "phase." A whiny phase. A very whiny phase. Their patient father warns them about the monsters who devour children who are going through such phases, but do Henry and Eve listen? Well, if they did, we wouldn't have much of a story. The whiny brats soon learn the perils of being snatched by the hungry monster -- and being eaten is the least of their problems. Trying listening to whiny monsters for a day... A wry cautionary tale that will please kids and adults.
Illustrations by author. pp. 32. Published by Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Just in time for the holiday season...
Bubba Brayna, 97 and blind as mole, mistakes a hungry, latke-hunting bear for the village rabbi. Hilarity ensues. Misinterpreting his grunts and growls as prayers and blessings, she serves him a batch of her famous potato pancakes spread with jam, wipes his hairy face afterwards and sends him back out into the cold with a cozy scarf to keep him warm. She only finds out later the truth about her dinner guest! Includes a recipe that young readers can try. Lovely illustrations add to the fun.
illustrated by Michael Wohnoutka. p.32 Published by Holiday House, 2013.
Joanne Zienty is a school librarian, teacher, reader, writer and published author who firmly believes there are so many good books and not enough time to read them!