Imatge de l'autor

Paula Danziger (1944–2004)

Autor/a de Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon

57+ obres 19,504 Membres 203 Ressenyes 6 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Paula Danziger was born in Washington, D.C., on August 18, 1944. She received her Master's Degree in reading and began her career as a teacher. She has taught at the junior high, high school, and college levels. Danziger is best known for a series of children's books about Amber Brown, including mostra'n més Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon, You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown, and Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit. Each of these books deals with a "crisis" in the life of young Amber Brown, such as her progressing to fourth grade. Danziger's writing is often inspired by conversations with her niece, Carrie, who is the model for Amber Brown. Other books by Danziger include The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, Remember Me to Harold Square, and Thames Doesn't Rhyme with James. Danziger has become popular in Britain where she was nominated for the British Book Award for Children. She has also received several awards in America: the Parent's Choice Award, an International Reading Association-Children's Book Council Award, and an IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award. Danziger takes time out from writing to host a literary segment on a BBC children's show, called Live and Kicking. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Paula Danziger

Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon (1994) 2,145 exemplars, 23 ressenyes
The Cat Ate My Gymsuit (1974) 1,337 exemplars, 25 ressenyes
Amber Brown Goes Fourth (1995) 1,337 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown (1995) 1,197 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit (1996) 1,180 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Amber Brown Is Feeling Blue (1998) 993 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Amber Brown Sees Red (1997) 927 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
P.S. Longer Letter Later (1998) 905 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Forever Amber Brown (1996) 881 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
I, Amber Brown (1999) 813 exemplars, 12 ressenyes
Amber Brown Is Green With Envy (2004) 726 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Snail Mail, No More (2000) 611 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown (2002) 592 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
What a Trip, Amber Brown! (2001) 550 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
There's a Bat in Bunk Five (1980) 507 exemplars, 1 ressenya
It's Justin Time, Amber Brown (2001) 491 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
This Place Has No Atmosphere (1986) 478 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Pistachio Prescription (1978) 459 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown (A Is for Amber) (2004) 404 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Can You Sue Your Parents for Malpractice? (1979) 336 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Remember Me to Harold Square (1985) 309 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Everyone Else's Parents said Yes (1989) 264 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Divorce Express (1982) 251 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
It's a Fair Day, Amber Brown (A Is for Amber) (2002) 230 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
United Tates of America (2002) 226 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Make Like a Tree and Leave (1990) 199 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Earth to Matthew (1991) 188 exemplars
It's an Aardvark-Eat-Turtle World (1985) 180 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars (1992) 174 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Thames Doesn't Rhyme With James (1994) 138 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Barfburger Baby, I Was Here First (2004) 63 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
Amber Brown Is Tickled Pink (2012) 63 exemplars, 1 ressenya
It's Terrific to Be Ten (2000) — Col·laborador — 50 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Amber Brown Is on the Move (2013) 44 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Amber Brown Horses Around (2014) 31 exemplars
Amber Brown Box Set (1997) 13 exemplars
Amber Brown (2001) 12 exemplars
Amber Brown Treasury (2001) 4 exemplars
Divorce / Aardvark (1994) 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Amber Brown Scrap Book (2006) 2 exemplars

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Little Women (1868) — Introducció, algunes edicions26,888 exemplars, 403 ressenyes
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903) — Epíleg, algunes edicions4,184 exemplars, 48 ressenyes
It's Great To Be Eight (1997) — Col·laborador — 274 exemplars, 1 ressenya


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I'm not a big fan of graphic novels because I prefer that children read from actual printed pages of text and allow their imagination to flesh out the scenes and action, the characters and their expressions. I believe this expands their ability to imagine and formulate on their own and to put identity to words. However, there is a time and place where graphic novels can benefit and lend enjoyment. This is especially true for the reluctant reader.

Amber Brown's stories are engaging and bring to life children in their day to day settings of school, etc. Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon: The Graphic Novel is a re-telling of the original book that was printed as a text novel with some illustrations.

Amber's parents are divorced. Amber has been best friends with Justin since kindergarten. Justin's family is moving to another city. Amber's emotions are on a roller coaster.

Their teacher seems to have lots of engaging activities and also a good degree of tolerance of lively third graders. A "trip to China" with Chinese food brought in for their lunch is a grand way to learn about another country. Writing post cards from China to family and friends is one of the activities. The teacher also has a high tolerance of their ill temper, spats, and general ill behavior.

Amber is experiencing unsettling emotions from her parent's divorce and her father moving far away and then she gets the news that her best friend's father's work is changing and they are moving far away. She is angry. Justin is angry. They lash out at each other and their classmates. Secret word: kindness

This book can provide a glimpse into the shattering of children's emotions caused by major events in their lives. It gives voice to their hurt, their discord, their struggles. It also shows that it is important to say "I'm sorry" when you hurt others.

I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.
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VeraGodley | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | May 29, 2024 |
After enjoying the brief television series, I wanted to give these books a try, especially this one since it’s set at Christmas/Hanukkah. I haven’t read the other books that come before this one in the series, but this read just fine as a standalone.

As far as the holiday content, there’s a little crafting, a little shopping, some gift exchanges, etc., those were fun bits and I know this is a super short book to suit its intended audience and the story rightfully had more important things to deal with in few pages to do so, still I would have loved a smidge more of that festive feeling squeezed in throughout.

This excelled when it came to the emotional side of things, it genuinely captured how it feels to be a kid, whether it’s the pressure to keep up with her friends getting their ears pierced, the guilt plaguing Amber when she breaks the rules, or most poignant of all navigating the tricky feelings of divorce, a mom who doesn’t seem to even like her dad anymore, a dad moving into a new place, and a soon to be stepdad she loves even though she’d rather her parents were still together, all of that is really well conveyed here.
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SJGirl | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Nov 28, 2023 |



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