Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
The Saturday Kid

The Saturday Kid

Fall 2000 Picture Books
Ages: 5 - 9 yrs.
Author: Edward Sorel
Illustrator: Cheryl Carlesimo
ISBN: 0-689-82399-1
Hardcover Price: $18.00
Children are always interested in what the world was like before their arrival into it, and Edward Sorel’s evocative line drawings with watercolor overlay recreate a New York City of the 1930s. The Third Avenue El was alive and well; a Saturday afternoon at the movies was the highpoint of the week; and the newsreel was part and parcel of every film program. Sorel magically recreates the rococo movie palaces of a past era and brings back the stars of yesteryear: James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, Errol Flynn, etc. Grandparents will enjoy this as well as young readers and listeners as they follow the hero Morty and share his triumph when he unexpectedly witnesses himself on the Big Screen shaking hands with New York’s Mayor – Fiorello La Guardia, of course. This is a graphic tour de force.
Selma G. Lanes   ©2000 Parents' Choice

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