Books by Ruth Freeman Swain

UNDERWEAR by Ruth Freeman Swain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"EWSLUGp1998 uncovers the basics better than any. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
Swain doesn't really delve into her topic, but does provide a snappy general overview that is animated by O'Brien's big, tongue-in-cheek cartoon illustrations. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2003

"An average American eats 25 pounds of candy per year—indeed, how sweet it is! (brief bibliography) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Kids and candy naturally go together and this brief history of types of candies and chewing gum is cunningly sweetened with O'Brien's finely crosshatched, stippled illustrations. Read full book review >
HAIRDO! by Ruth Freeman Swain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2002

"A cut above. (hair facts, bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Moving on from Bedtime (1999), Swain and Smith turn to hair as a cultural statement. Read full book review >
BEDTIME! by Ruth Freeman Swain
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"Children will be up all night poring over her scenes, which are packed with informative details, settings, and props. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Children, to whom the questions of where and how people sleep are so important, will snuggle right up to this fascinating study of "beds." Read full book review >