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on January 2, 2001
Ms. Waxman has another winner. This book should not be read only by/to children. There are many meanings on multiple levels. We, as adults, can be reminded to be more understanding and thoughtful. This is an easy-to-follow text for young people and Ms. Carmi's illustrations are bound to keep the reader's interest. They are bright and colorful. I feel any teacher/educator who reads this book shall want it for their classroom. An excellent pictorial story book. It is a definate addition to my grandchildren's library. Thank you Ms. Waxman and Ms. Carmi.
on June 5, 2001
Editorial Review from Quill and Quire Books for Young People
"Sydell Waxman's charming retelling of this old parable has many satisfying elements for the young reader: the problem (a prince who pecks like a rooster is delightfully absurd, the tension (the threat for beheading) is deliciously dangerous and the hero is an ordinary child who outsmarts the adults. Waxman skillfully integrates explanations of terms such as "shocket" and "Shabbat" into the narrative...Carmi's visual depiction of crowing -jagged shards of colour brusting from the Prince's mouth -is wonderfully orginal." Quill and Quire Volume 66, No. 11