Search Results: "Jim Arnosky"


BOOK REVIEW

THUNDER BIRDS by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Nature's flying predators are magnificent creatures,' the author writes, and this is a deserved celebration. (bibliography, metric equivalents) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A baleful osprey holding a rainbow trout in its talons glares at readers from the cover of this elegant introduction to predator birds, Arnosky's latest exploration of the natural world. Read full book review >

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I’M A TURKEY! by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The information slides down oh-so-easily in this good-natured nature romp. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Although not a Thanksgiving book per se, this title is seasonally timed to find its way onto many a display. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABIES IN THE BAYOU by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"No one does this better than Arnosky, and here, he is at his best. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A poetic text and soft acrylics present the various baby animals found in a bayou. Read full book review >

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BEACHCOMBING by Jim Arnosky
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2004

"An enticing read before any trip beachward, from a veteran naturalist. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
"Walk the length of a beach one way. Then turn and walk back, looking down at the very same spots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SEE ANIMALS HIDING by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"It's a top notch book for providing young naturalists with a glimpse into one of the animal kingdom's best kept secrets. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Camouflage is the theme of Arnosky's guide; readers journeying through these pages will delight in searching out the woodcocks, snowshoe hares, screech owls and others who are perfectly concealed in simple watercolor sketches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLOW DOWN FOR MANATEES by Jim Arnosky
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Though fiction, the story was inspired by an actual event, and the author's customary attention to environmental detail makes it an excellent companion to his All About Manatees (2007) and A Manatee Morning (2000). (Picture book. 4-7)"
A pregnant Florida manatee, accidentally injured by a passing motorboat, is rescued and rehabilitated in a tank on land, where she gives birth before both are released back into their canal home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOBBLE IT UP! by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A CD with Arnosky playing the guitar and singing his song is part of the package. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
"You'd gobble them up and they'd taste good" is the repeated line in this jaunty song about animal feeding that invites young children into the natural world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOUT SHARKS by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

"Regrettable. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Arnosky turns his usual artistry and care to a subject sure to find a ready audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD AND SWAMPY by Jim Arnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"A first look at an unusual habitat and some of its inhabitants. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
"Every mammal sighting in a swamp is a surprise," notes Arnosky as he takes the reader and viewer exploring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATCHING WATER BIRDS by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Remarking on his own drawings, the author encourages readers to copy his illustrations in addition to sketching birds outdoors, taking this bird lesson a step beyond mere identification. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
A cross between a naturalist's diary of backyard observations and a guide to identifying water birds, for newcomers or for pint-sized veterans of duck-feeding at the local pond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RABBITS & RAINDROPS by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 27, 1997

"It's an admirable attempt to make nature accessible, but the real story is in the playfulness of the bunnies and the world they inhabit. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Arnosky (Nearer Nature, p. 964, etc.) continues his nature observations in this tale of five bunnies who come out to play in the grass with their mother and spot a caterpillar, butterfly, bird, spider, bumblebee, and more small creatures before raindrops chase them back under the hedge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL NIGHT NEAR THE WATER by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"As in McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings, an aura of security pervades the simple, descriptive text and lovely art here, making this a wonderful introduction to wildlife observation. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
A night in the life of a mallard and her new ducklings. Read full book review >