The top 10 finalists for The 2015 Best in Rhyme Award have
been announced! The committee and I are thrilled to share reviews of each of these
wonderful rhyming picture books!
Please support these authors and illustrators by
purchasing their books this holiday season!
The Top 10 RPB finalists for The 2015 Best in Rhyme Award
These reviews are done by the Best in Rhyme Committee in no particular order. The winner and honor books will be named on December 4th in NYC in a live-streaming announcement from Julie Gribble’s KidLitTV Studio. We are so appreciative of Julie’s support of our event!
Thank you Julie!
the 2015 Best in Rhyme Award
top 10 book reviews!
Watch for more reviews all month!
WHAT ABOUT MOOSE?
Authors: Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca J. Gomez
Illustrator : Keika Yamaguchi
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
*Review by Mandy Yates
WHAT ABOUT MOOSE? by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca J. Gomez is a fine example of a picture book that makes great use of tier II words. This would be a wonderful example even if this book were written in prose. However, Corey and Rebecca’s rhymes are never predictable, always clever, and go beyond the simple one-syllable rhymes.
(Example: work zone/megaphone, concern/stern, all imperfections/careful inspections, advice/precise, straighter/dictator, pounded/surrounded.)
This book has it all!
-Flawed, yet likable character.
-Strong character want and problem.
-Clever, original rhyme.
-A never stumbling, perfect meter.
-(I hate using LOL, but the humor in this book is literally the laugh out loud kind.)
-And for a book that is geared toward a younger audience, the use of vocabulary will make your four year old smarter (as well as your ten year old.)
Check out some of the stunning vocabulary used in this amazing picture book:
What About Moose?
Well, it’s simply splendid, engaging,
and full of stunning vocabulary!
I urge you to find
WHAT ABOUT MOOSE?
to read to your little bossy ones!
Corey Rosen Schwartz is the author of THE THREE NINJA PIGS and several other rhyming picture books. She has no formal ninja training, but she sure can kick butt in Scrabble. Corey lives with three knuckleheads in Warren, NJ.
My first book, WHAT ABOUT MOOSE?, which I co-wrote with Corey Rosen Schwartz, is a rhyming picture book for kids 4-8, published in the summer of 2015 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
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This wonderful review was written by Mandy Yates, a Best in Rhyme Committee member. Thank you Mandy!
Mandy allowed us to share part of her previous blog post, Stunning Vocabulary in Picture Books is Important, from 8/11/2015.
You can see the full blog post here.