Search Results: "Joanne Ryder"


BOOK REVIEW

A DRAGON'S GUIDE TO THE CARE AND FEEDING OF HUMANS by Laurence Yep
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

" Delightful whimsy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This comedy starring a 3,000-year-old dragon and a scrappy little girl takes young readers into a fantasy world situated right next to ours. Read full book review >

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WHITE BEAR, ICE BEAR by Joanne Ryder
Released: March 24, 1989

A second-person narrative suggests that "you" (a lively boy who looks about eight years old) are inspired by the snow outside your window to become an "ice bear," and are transported to appropriate surroundings where you experience typical polar bear activities (including hunting, but not catching or eating, a seal). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Perfect fare for young fans after Miela Ford's Bear Play (1995). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Ryder supplies two sets of captions in different point sizes—one for younger, the other for more able readers—to a gallery of big, color photos featuring two adorably fuzzy, alert-looking polar bear cubs in this engaging follow up to Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego Zoo (2001). Read full book review >

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TYRANNOSAURUS TIME by Joanne Ryder
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"For readers already familiar with such realistic aspects of the dinosaurs' lives, this volume is a must- have. (Fiction. 6-9)"
PLB 0-688-13683-4 Two children uncover a curved, saw-edged fossil and are instantaneously transformed into a living, breathing Tyrannosaurus rex. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Solid information and pleasing poetry make this a charming package for introducing young readers and listeners to the world of toads. (Poetry/nonfiction. 5-8)"
The author-illustrator pair who produced Mouse Tail Moon (2002) returns with a cycle of 26 poems describing toad lives over the course of four seasons. Read full book review >

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WON’T YOU BE MY HUGAROO? by Joanne Ryder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"A celebration of all things lovable, Ryder's tale is bound to strike a chord with fans and newcomers across the generations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
While the venue has changed from smooches to hugs, Ryder and Sweet remain faithful to the popular format of their earlier title, Won't You Be My Kissaroo? (2004) Playful rhymes describe the myriad hugs to be savored as a young zebra spends the day at an amusement park with friends. Read full book review >

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BEAR OF MY HEART by Joanne Ryder
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"A must-have for the parents of young children and the libraries that serve them. (Picture book. 2-6)"
No matter what they are doing, what their moods are, or how far apart they may be, a bear parent reassures a bear cub that she will always be there: "You are the bear of my heart, dear, / and I am the one who loves you." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HOUSE BY THE SEA by Joanne Ryder
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"An attractive addition. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In verse that echoes both Milne's whimsical make-believe and the cadence of Poe's ``Annabel Lee,'' a child imagines living by the sea: playing with the seals (``When I got too wet/or they got too dry,/we'd hug and we'd run/and we'd yell, `Good-bye' ''); wishing on the moon; being cared for by an octopus (``With an arm doing this/and an arm doing that,/he'd cook and make my bed''); and so on. Read full book review >

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EACH LIVING THING by Joanne Ryder
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"An idyllic but responsibly conscious view of nature in a book as rich visually as it is textually spare. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ryder's rhyming call reminds us to be aware of all living things and to treat them with respect and care. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WOODS HUM by Joanne Ryder
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 1991

"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)"
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. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR ON THE MOON by Joanne Ryder
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"Grand story, beguiling bears, lovely book. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The author of several books about children who experience being animals in the wild (e.g., White Bear, Ice Bear, 1989) takes an even more imaginative approach to the bears' world with a polar bears' creation myth: In the beginning, the bears live in the sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FATHER'S HANDS by Joanne Ryder
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A poet who has frequently celebrated nature in her picture books evokes a child's relationship with her father and the gentle example he sets her by his own relationship with the natural world. Read full book review >