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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MY MOTHER’S VOICE by Joanne Ryder
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Supple, sweet and satisfying. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The cover image, of a young girl and her mom in the kitchen using serving spoons as their microphones while they sing, is a key to this resonant and openhearted paean to the sound of a mother's voice. Read full book review >

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PANDA KINDERGARTEN by Joanne Ryder
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2009

"EWSLUGp2008 is a better choice. (panda facts) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Ryder's latest focuses on the care and learning opportunities that are given to new panda cubs at China's Wolong Nature Preserve. Read full book review >

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DANCERS IN THE GARDEN by Joanne Ryder
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"LC classes this as fiction. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
Drawing on her own observations of Allen's hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) in San Francisco and on scholarly sources, Ryder follows a male through a typical day in which he encounters a female and mates (offstage). Read full book review >

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SEA ELF by Joanne Ryder
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Unusually attractive. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A particularly appealing entry in Ryder's ``Just for a Day'' series, evoking the experience of being a sea otter. Read full book review >