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Roberta Arenson has illustrated an array of fine children's books, which are listed here along with some of the reviews and awards they have received.


Kids' Garden: 40 Fun Indoor and Outdoor Activities

Written by Whitney Cohen and illustrated by Roberta Arenson.  Barefoot Books.  Get outside and grow with some child-friendly fun with gardening! Kids Garden includes forty activities and games and an eight-page booklet that contains information on gardening tools, year-round plant care and garden safety. These step-by-step instructions are enhanced by colorful collage artwork on each double-sided card and they create a fun and easy way for budding green-thumbs to plant, investigate, learn and experiment.
 
Read the reader reviews at the Barefoot Books website.  To purchase this book, you can also visit Barefoot Books.


Kids' Kitchen: 40 Fun and Healthy Recipes to Make and Share

Written by Fiona Bird and illustrated by Roberta Arenson.  Barefoot Books.  Step into the kitchen for some child-friendly fun with food. The forty recipes in this colorful deck are based around the five main food groups, and offer a healthy and exciting way to learn about cooking.
 
Read the reader reviews at the Barefoot Books website.  To purchase this book, you can also visit Barefoot Books.


The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Adapted by Mary Finch and illustrated by Roberta Arenson.  Barefoot Books.  The classic Norwegian folktale.  Also available in Spanish.
 
To purchase this book, you can also visit Barefoot Books.

Manu and the Talking Fish

Written and illustrated by
Roberta Arenson. 
Barefoot Books. 
The ancient Indian version of the story of the flood.


One, Two, Skip a Few

Illustrated by Roberta Arenson.  Barefoot Books. 
Favorite counting rhymes.  

The Little Overcoat

Adapted by Yetta Trachtman Goodman and illustrated by Roberta Arenson.  Mondo Publishing.  Text from a traditional Yiddish folksong.


A Caribbean Counting Book

Compiled by Faustin Charles and illustrated by Roberta Arenson.  Houghton Mifflin.  A collection of rhymes from the Caribbean islands.


Jabberwocky

Written by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Roberta Arenson.  Barefoot Books.  Carroll's famous nonsense poem.


The World is Round

Written by Gertrude Stein and illustrated by Roberta Arenson.  Barefoot Books.  The story in which a little girl carves into the trunk of a tree the famous saying, "A rose is a rose is a rose." 


The Tale of Cupid and Psyche

Written by Lucius Apuleius, translated by Robert Graves, and illustrated by Roberta Arenson.  Shambhala Publications.  Classical tale of love, loss and reunion from the Roman novel The Golden Ass.

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