Search Results for -


2010 Award
My Uncle Martin's Big Heart
( by Angela Farris Watkins/illus. Eric Velasquez, Abrams Books $ Score: )

Written by the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this handsome picture book makes the connection between a man of history and a dear relation. Though she was only four when he was assassinated, this personal memoir captures the love he shared with his family and this little niece who loved getting hugs in church from her dear uncle. The paintings are warm and capture the big historic moments along with the more intimate and child centered moments that are so memorable to the author and the reader. The artist has taken one liberty in making the little niece look a bit older than four. But we can accept that since this is a book slightly older children will appreciate. It's sometimes hard to find biography for the very young, but this is an exception. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Review Published: Click here to purchase the product on

Comments: None posted
You are not logged in. To enter a comment you must login.

Forgot your password? Don't have an account?. Click here to create one!




Products for Infants
Products for Toddlers
Products for Preschoolers
Products for Early School Years
Products for Later School Years
Twitter   Facebook     YouTube 

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio - All Rights Reserved. Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Blue Chip Award are Registered Trademarks of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio.

Instructions for submitting product to the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio for review.



Contact the Toyportfolio by phone at (212) 598-0502 or by email at

Copyright 1995-2015


Products reviewed by the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio are provided by the manufacturer at their cost. The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio does not require or accept fees for reviewing products.