No Bad News. (Books for children: fiction).
NO BAD NEWS. Il. by John Ruebartsch. ISBN 0-8075-4743-3. Morton
Grove, IL: Albert Whitman, 2001. Unp. $15.95. Wonderful, expressive,
black-and-white photographs help make this book unique. A young boy
named Marcus is saddened by the alcohol abuse and violence in his
neighborhood. An uplifting talk with his barber, however, helps Marcus
realize that many good things are happening around him as well. This
inspirational book reminds us all to have a positive outlook on life.
Ages 6 up. Reviewed by Alyssa Raifsnider, Kutztown Area School District,