Foreword Reviews

Martha Topol, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Birds

by Martha Topol

What most birds have in common is their ability to fly. This book dissects the scientific components of flying without diminishing the sense of awe inspired by a bird in flight. Starting with a look at the design of the lightweight... Read More

Book Review

In Every Moon There is a Face

by Martha Topol

The mind strives to make sense of what it sees and hears. This book says, “Let go. Let the experience guide you.” The text of this picture book is a single poem, circular in nature, starting and ending with reference to the moon. The... Read More

Book Review

Lemuel the Fool

by Martha Topol

Lemuel, a fisherman in a small village, dreams of a magical city on the other side of the sea. He builds himself a boat to carry him across the horizon, and ties a red scarf to the bow to lead the way, and a rope at the stern to trail... Read More

Book Review

The Yellow Star

by Martha Topol

While the persecution of Jews during Nazi rule is not a subject normally associated with young children, there comes a time when this distasteful period in world history must be broached. While we might prefer to shield our children from... Read More

Book Review

Take Turns, Penguin!

by Martha Topol

Each of these two squat schoolbooks presents a typical kindergarten problem. On Penguin’s first day of school, he won’t let anyone else have a turn on the slide. “‘It’s not fair!’ said Warthog. ‘You’ve had eighty-six... Read More

Book Review

Black and White

by Martha Topol

Bud receives a new black and white dog, but is cautioned not to name him until it’s clear whether or not he’ll get along with the other animals. “‘Watch that dog closely now,’ Bud’s mother said.” When Bud turns his back,... Read More

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