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Abby Levine

Born: New York, N.Y.
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Abby Levine has lived in Illinois since 1983.

Biography: In addition to her writing, Abby Levine has also been a free-lance editor.

  • The American Booksellers Assoc., Kids Pick of the Lists for, This Is the Turkey.

Primary Audience(s): Children; Children

Abby Levine on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Gretchen groundhog, it's your day!
ISBN: 9781497641099 OCLC: 883126578

It's almost Groundhog Day, and the town of Piccadilly is all a-buzz because Gretchen Groundhog will not Go Out. Her Great-Uncle Gus is too old to look fo rhis shadow anymore--now it's Gretchen's turn. But she's too shy.

  Gretchen Groundhog, It's Your Day!
ISBN: 1435264754 OCLC: 226355099

Paw Prints 2008.

  Ollie Knows Everything
ISBN: 0613014502 OCLC: 28926323

A. Whitman 1994

Sometimes I wish I were Mindy /
ISBN: 0807575429 OCLC: 12314121

A. Whitman, Niles, Ill. : 1986.

A girl realizes she has a loving family and everything she needs, but she cannot help envying her rich friend Mindy.

This is the dreidel /
ISBN: 0807578843 OCLC: 51855260

A. Whitman, Morton Grove, Ill. : 2003.

Max and his sister enjoy the dreidel and other special parts of their family's holiday celebration. Includes nonfiction information on Hanukkah.

ISBN: 1497641063 OCLC: 988275838

ALBERT WHITMAN & Company, [Place of publication not identified] : 2014.

& ldquo;This is the dreidel Max takes from the drawer where he had placed it one year before. & rdquo; Max and his family, from This Is the Turkey, return to celebrate the eight nights of Hanukkah! With Abby Levine & rsquo;s rhythmical, cumulative verses, readers will follow Max through the many beloved traditions of the holiday. Max takes the menorah down from the shelf and polishes it. His sister picks out the colorful candles, the blessing is said, and the family exchanges gifts with one another. Of course, Max & rsquo;s relatives come and latkes are served. Max spins the dreidel and everyone sings songs about the great miracle of Hanukkah. & ldquo;Levine and Billin-Frye use simple, rhyming couplets and brightly colored, full-page illustrations to demonstrate how one family celebrates a holiday. ... The artwork has a cozy feel and is large enough for story hour sharing. A welcome addition to the holiday shelf. & rdquo; & mdash; Booklist & ldquo;A simple introduction to the Festival of Lights, told in rhymed couplets. ... Billin-Frye & rsquo;s colored-pencil, acrylic, and gouache pictures illustrate the rhyme in an appealing and child-friendly way. & rdquo; & mdash; School Library Journal & ldquo;Appealing, cartoon-like drawings of Max and his warm, cozy family match the easy rhythm of the text. & rdquo; & mdash; Kirkus Reviews Abby Levine is the author of numerous books for children including This Is the Pumpkin and Gretchen Groundhog, It & rsquo;s Your Day! She was a children & rsquo;s book editor for many years. She lives in Illinois.

  This is the matzah /
ISBN: 0439866391 OCLC: 71835778

Scholastic, New York : 2006, ©2005.

Rhyming text and illustrations describe the activities of a young boy and his family as they celebrate Passover. Includes facts about the holiday.

  This Is the Matzah.
ISBN: 1322153329 OCLC: 892045548

Albert Whitman & Company, 2014.

  This is the pumpkin
ISBN: 0807578878 OCLC: 816300374

A. Whitman, Morton Grove, Ill. : [1998], ©1997.

A cumulative rhyme describes the activities of Max, his younger sister, and other children as they celebrate Halloween at school and trick-or-treating.

  This is the turkey
ISBN: 9781489623867 OCLC: 892054591

Describes in rhyme the activities of a young boy and his extended family as they share a special Thanksgiving.

Too much mush! /
ISBN: 0807580252 OCLC: 18960321

A. Whitman, Niles, Ill. : 1989.

When they discover a magic pot that makes mush on command, Hannah and her mother delight until the word to make it stop is forgotten and the village is flooded with mountains of mush.

  What did Mommy do before you? /
ISBN: 0140542159 OCLC: 21296873

Puffin Books, New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : 1990, ©1988.

Illustrates how Mommy was once small and dependent until she grew bigger and eventually became an adult.

You push, I ride
ISBN: 9780807594452 OCLC: 426389670

Albert Whitman, Chicago, Ill. : 2010.

Rhymed text and illustrations describe the activities of a little pig's day.

  You push, I ride /
ISBN: 0140541802 OCLC: 21196906

Puffin Books, New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : 1990, ©1989.

Rhymed text and illustrations describe the activities of a little pig's day.