Search Results: "Joe Hayes"


BOOK REVIEW

MY PET RATTLESNAKE by Joe Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"A shaggy snake story certain to elicit hoots and hollers aplenty from young audiences. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The creators of The Gum Chewing Rattler (2006) concoct another outlandish episode with a twist in its tale. Read full book review >

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A SPOON FOR EVERY BITE by Joe Hayes
adapted by Joe Hayes, illustrated by Rebecca Leer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"An entertaining marriage of pictures and words. (Picture book/folklore. 3-7)"
The landscapes and lore of the desert are captured in this traditional Hispanic fable about a boastful rich man who is outsmarted by his poor neighbors. Read full book review >

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THE GUM CHEWING RATTLER by Joe Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

An anecdote from the youth of a veteran Arizona storyteller makes its first separate appearance in print, matched to a Mexican artist's warmly humorous, photographically exact scenes. Read full book review >

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JUAN VERDADES by Joe Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

As Hayes (El Cucuy!, not reviewed, etc.) explains in his author's note, he has revised a variant of Aarne-Thompson's tale type 889, "The Faithful Servant," drawing on versions collected in Spain and New Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Though previously published (in English only) by a small press as Everyone Knows Gato Pinto (1992) and also available in audio versions, these wise and witty tales continue to repay fresh encounters. (source notes) (Folktales. 10-12)"
Eight tales of tricksters and magical transformations are given a Southwestern setting by a veteran storyteller and paired to Spanish versions on facing pages. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA'S HA-LA-LOO-YA HAMBONE by Joe Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Tongue-in-cheek fun. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A tall country tale involving dentures, beans, and an amazing hambone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Eminently tellable, all the stories have refrains and songs sure to get audiences joining in. (Folklore. 7-12)"
Known for Mexican and Mexican-American stories, Hayes reaches beyond his usual borders and finds a strong new source of tales in Cuba. Read full book review >

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DON'T SAY A WORD, MAMÁ / NO DIGAS NADA, MAMÁ by Joe Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"This book overflows with affection—and you can never have too much of that. (Bilingual picture book. 4-7)"
Mamá has always been proud of her loving daughters, even when they've grown. Read full book review >

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THE LOVESICK SKUNK by Joe Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Best 'smellers'—but unfortunately this isn't one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The duo that created The Gum-Chewing Rattler (2006) concocts a Garrison Keillor-type anecdote sized to fit a picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"This belongs in every folktale collection, and libraries serving Hispanic children, especially those of Mexican descent, can easily justify purchasing multiple copies. (Folktale. 7-12)"
The most beautiful young woman of her small town, María disdains the local youths as beneath her and uses her wiles to attract the handsome son of a wealthy landlord. Read full book review >

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LUCY ANNA AND THE FINDERS by Sarah Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A pleasant story, a feisty heroine, and a good read-aloud. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Lucy Anna fills her backpack with an apple, nine pine cones, a few whirligigs, and some nuts and ventures out into the forest to retrieve her stolen little red horse. Read full book review >

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BENNY AND PENNY IN LOST AND FOUND by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"These sweet sibs show no signs of growing old—thank goodness. (Graphic early reader. 5-8)"
Gently bickering mouse siblings Benny and Penny have another backyard adventure, this time when they search for Benny's lost pirate hat. Read full book review >