Search Results: "Jan Thornhill"


BOOK REVIEW

KYLE GOES ALONE by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"A startlingly informative alternative to the run-of-the-mill potty book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The call of nature prods a young three-toed sloth to go it alone. Read full book review >

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WINTER'S COMING by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Young readers will eagerly join this charming young hare in exploring the mysteries of winter. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Winter is a very demanding visitor! Read full book review >

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OVER IN THE MEADOW by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Leave the song to Marianne Berkes, the seek-and-find to Joan Steiner and the team of Walter Wick and Jean Marzollo. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The traditional song gets an unsuccessful seek-and-find makeover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Kids at the upper edge of the book's range would be better served by Richie Chevat's adaptation of Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma (2009). (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Starting with a lonely slice of pizza pictured on the cover and the first page, Thornhill launches into a wide-ranging study of the history and culture of food—where it comes from, how to eat it and what our food industries are doing to the planet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TREE IN A FOREST by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 1992

"Not unique, but unusually attractive and detailed; a useful addition. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-10)"
A Canadian illustrator, acclaimed for The Wildlife 1 2 3 (1989), details the 212-year life-cycle of a sugar maple in a northern forest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE & AFTER by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Useful for biome study or just for browsing. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
With scrupulous care and exhibiting obvious research, Thornhill (Crow and Fox, 1993, etc.) presents seven biomes, one in every spread—tropical coral reef, wetland, savannah, meadow, temperate forest edge, rain forest, and school yard—on which appear about two dozen animals in a natural setting; the animals appear again in miniature and labeled in the colored border. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRAGIC TALE OF THE GREAT AUK by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A sobering, beautifully presented extinction story. (map, glossary, list of extinct species, resources, references) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Hundreds of thousands of great auks once swam in cold northern waters, but these birds have all disappeared owing to a tragic intersection of climate change and human activities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

In this naturalist's view of death, Thornhill opens with discussions of life and lifespans, closes with an introduction to cloning and in between, surveys the natural and unnatural circumstances that lead to dying, the stages of decomposition, the work of scavengers and human grieving and funeral customs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROW AND FOX AND OTHER ANIMAL LEGENDS by Jan Thornhill
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 22, 1993

"A map locates story areas; list of sources for border patterns. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
From the Canadian creator of The Wildlife 1 2 3 (1989), a delightful chain of nine short fables and pourquoi tales from around the globe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUMOR by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2002

Thornhill (Before and After, 1997, etc.) retells the ancient "sky is falling!" tale informally: being a "worrywart," a hare is startled into believing that the world is breaking up when a mango falls behind him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IS THIS PANAMA? by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"An unusual and attractive take on a perennially absorbing topic. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Sammy the young Wilson's warbler's freezing toes tell him it's time to migrate, but how will he find his way from his home in the Arctic Circle to Panama when all the other birds have already left? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM JOSEPHINE by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A charmingly simple way to help children see how they fit into the world around them. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Exuberant Josephine catalogs her place in the world, painting each example on an easel. Read full book review >