Theodore Roosevelt
Letters From a
Young Coal Miner.

“A deft combination of fantasy, adventure, and coming-of-age themes.” -Booklist, November 1999

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Written by Josephine Nobisso
Illustrated by Joan Holub

Clover Park Schools , 4/1/2000
"When Maria finds the lost key to the city playground, everyone wants to know who, when, where, why, and how. The irresistible rhythms of the text combine with the joyful, vivid illustrations to bring to life the hand-clapping, rope-jumping, high-swinging celebration. This will make a great read-aloud."

Tacoma Public Schools , 12/1/1999
"A rollicking, frolicking romp in rhyme and rhythm with a lively pastel cast of characters: who stole the something from the cookie jar. It would be hard for children to sit still while listening to this one. Little ones will want to hear it again and again. The beat is fast and satisfying, easy to read and easy to follow. The cartoonish illustrations have great kid-appeal. A lively addition to the poetry/jingle selection."

South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative , 3/1/1998
"In this variation of Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?, the children ask who, what, when, where, how, and why. The wild answers lead to the next question with outrageous fun in the end. The wonderful illustrations highlight the hilarious verses of the story. A fun story to share with children, especially in tandem with Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? It is a good resource for teachers who introduce story writing and using who, what, when, where, how, and why. An excellent addition to any library collection for its constant silliness from beginning to end."