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Betsy R. Rosenthal


Betsy R. Rosenthal

Betsy Rosenthal is the author of several children's books. Her first book, MY HOUSE IS SINGING, is a collection of poetry all about things in and around the house. IT'S NOT WORTH MAKING A TZIMMES OVER! , is a story inspired by her son Joel's baking mishap and the feisty grandmothers Betsy plays badminton with regularly. Her newest book, WHICH SHOES WOULD YOU CHOOSE? follows a little boy named Sherman who tries to figure out which shoes are the right ones for each of his activities.

In addition to her books for children, Rosenthal has had many essays published in newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, Mothering magazine, The Jewish Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, California Monthly Magazine, and Working Writer.

Rosenthal was a lawyer before leaving that career behind to raise her three children and concentrate on her writing. When her fingers aren't glued to the computer keyboard, she keeps busy helping students with their college admissions essays, walking with a group of friends up the hills in her Los Angeles neighborhood, playing badminton, reading, traveling and chauffeuring her youngest son around to his various activities.

Betsy R. Rosenthal

Books by Betsy R. Rosenthal

Written by Betsy R. Rosenthal with illustrations by Jago - Education, Environment, Fiction, Nature

This fun-filled romp through the animal kingdom introduces collective nouns for animals through wordplay. Clever rhymes and humorous illustrations bring these collective nouns to life in funny ways, making it easy to remember which terms and animals go together. A glossary in the back matter offers further explanation of words used as collective nouns, such as sleuth meaning "detective."