WHEN THE WOODS HUM by Joanne Ryder

WHEN THE WOODS HUM

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Age Range: 5 - 9

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Jenny's father explains the 17-year cicadas' life cycle and tells her about the last time they appeared (he was 12); together, they observe and admire the insects' during their brief appearance. By extending the story another 17 years, Ryder links the cicadas' cycle to Jenny's: now she and Dad can share this special natural event with Jenny's son. Ryder's text is graceful as well as informative; Stock's gentle illustrations not only reinforce the warm family relationship but serve to identify the cicadas at different stages. (Picture book. 5-9)

Pub Date: March 22nd, 1991
ISBN: 0-688-07057-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1991




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