Eva sits out on her New York City stoop, with her notebook, waiting for something to occur. Each neighbor who passes gives her writing tips: "Try to find poetry in your pudding," suggests Mr. Morley, the maker of mundane mousses. "Stretch," says dour dancer Alexis Leora, encouraging Eva to use her imagination. But it isn't until Eva takes matters into her own hands, by feeding her half-eaten Danish to some birds, that a domino effect transforms her neighborhood and gives her enough material to fill her notebook with observations more fantastic than fiction. Among the whirlwind of activity, the dancer and the pizza boy collide and fall in love, and Mr. Morley's mousse gets an accidental altering that turns it into a tasty treat. Schotter's story and Brooker's collages perfectly capture the cluttered eclecticism of New York City street life, so readers will forgive the author if the story lacks focus: The writing tips (which children will like) are lost in the blizzard of activity.
- San Val, Incorporated
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- THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
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- (w) x (h) x 0.25(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 10 Years
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I loved this book. It's a funny, imaginative story with a wonderfully upbeat ending. It's also a great book for stimulating children to write their own stories. Full of great characters and great illustrations made from collages that are a lot of fun to look at closely and try to figure out what the artist used to create her pictures.
A wonderful, surprising book full of humor that, along the way, encourages and teaches children to write their own stories. Amazing things happen on 90th Street and in the heroine's imagination. There's romance, comedy and near tragedy (along with writing tips)in a simple picture book with great illustrations made from collages of what looks like newspaper, wallpaper and other surprising materials. A great book!
I'd like to recommend children's books written by Roni Schotter especially DOO-WOP POP, THE HOUSE OF JOYFUL LIVING and MAMA, I'LL GIVE YOU THE WORLD. Roni Schotter is the author of NOTHING EVER HAPPENS ON 90TH STREET, used a lot in schools to model writing, and of THE BOY WHO LOVED WORDS which won the Parents Choice Award.