Search Results: "Jeanette Canyon"


BOOK REVIEW

OVER IN THE JUNGLE by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2013

"Rich with learning experiences, Berkes' book elegantly combines art, reading, counting and music with the natural sciences. (iPad informational app. 3-8)"
Based on Berkes and Canyon's 2007 book, this new interactive counting and sing-along app is a snazzy introduction to the fauna of the rain forest. Read full book review >

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OVER IN THE OCEAN by Marianne Berkes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Backmatter includes music and lyrics, further information about each animal, and an artists' note explaining how the illustrations were created. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Eye-popping artwork is the star of the show in Berkes's lively, oceanic counting book, based on the classic children's song Over in the Meadow. Read full book review >

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CITY BEATS by S. Kelly Rammell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"EWSLUGp2004, this flight will send young audiences fluttering and spinning through their own urban visions. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Constructed from zillions of small polymer clay pellets in every imaginable hue, Canyon's illustrations create dizzying, very close-up, pigeon's-eye city views for which Rammell's short, similarly semi-abstract verses provide well-tuned accompaniment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2012

"With a format that includes science, math, art, music and reading, it still manages to be what learning should be—fun. (iPad informational app. 4-8)"
This beautifully illustrated counting and singalong app version of the 2004 book introduces young readers to the creatures of the coral reef. Read full book review >

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JOHN DENVER’S ANCIENT RHYMES by Christopher Canyon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A better-than-usual effort in the trend of song illustration. (CD in hardcover, score) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Denver's gentle lullaby comes to life in Canyon's gorgeous paintings. Read full book review >

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JOHN DENVER’S TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS by Christopher Canyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

Canyon has outdone himself in his second pairing with a John Denver tune, this one about returning home to the place of his roots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 1994

"An interesting idea, but less than successful in execution. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A single California redwood spans 2500 years, from 325 B.C. until it's felled by lightning in 1869. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGELINA’S ISLAND by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2007

Angelina misses Jamaica, and even though her mother says New York is home now, it certainly doesn't seem like it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"For a contrast in depth and documentation, see Claire A. Nivola's recent Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai (2008). (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 4-7)"
Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai's work to reverse the deforestation of Kenya garners Winter's signature treatment: a spare, reverential text and stylized, reductionist paintings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAND CANYON by Linda Vieira
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A good general introduction to the subject. (chart, chronology, index) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The team behind The Ever-Living Tree (1994) takes readers on a simulated five-hour pack-mule trip from rim to floor of the Grand Canyon—through millions of years of geological deposits- -and acquaints them with the ecology of the chasm carved by the Colorado River. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF PALE MALE by Jeanette Winter
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Her style is iconic rather than realistic (the urban clouds in rosy heart shapes as the hawks soar together are but one example of their charm) but young readers will get it right away, and upon repeated, joyous readings. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Winter's luminous, hieratic style, with its velvety rich color and carefully shaped geometry, is eminently suited for the now-famous story of Pale Male, the Red-tailed Hawk who lives in New York City. Read full book review >