Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Abby Levine  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children;

Born: New York, N.Y.

-- Abby Levine on WorldCat --

E-Mail: --

Illinois Connection

Abby Levine has lived in Illinois since 1983.

Biographical and Professional Information

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.

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

Paw Prints. .

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

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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.

Ollie Knows Everything
ISBN: 0613014502. OCLC Number: 28926323

A. Whitman. .

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

A. Whitman,. .

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 Number: 51855260

A. Whitman,. .

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 Number: 988275838

ALBERT WHITMAN & Company,. .

& 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 Number: 71835778

Scholastic,. .

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 Number: 892045548

Albert Whitman & Company,. .

This is the pumpkin
ISBN: 0807578878. OCLC Number: 816300374

A. Whitman,. .

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 Number: 892054591

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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 Number: 18960321

A. Whitman,. .

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 Number: 21296873

Puffin Books,. .

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

You push, I ride
ISBN: 9780807594452. OCLC Number: 426389670

Albert Whitman,. .

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

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

Puffin Books,. .

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