Search Results: "Rachel Wenrick"


BOOK REVIEW

SPIRIT RISING by Angélique Kidjo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Warm, lively and compassionate."
A Grammy Award-winning Beninese singer/songwriter's heartfelt memoir, co-authored by Wenrick, about her life as a musician and human rights activist. Read full book review >

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THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE by Rachel Isadora
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

Continuing her career through the classic fairy tales, Isadora turns to the familiar story of overweening greed for her latest adaptation. Read full book review >

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NICK PLAYS BASEBALL by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A gentle introduction to the National Pastime. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Nick and his teammates on the Little League Rockets prepare for a big game. Read full book review >

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PEEKABOO MORNING by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Toddlers will delight in the play-along potential of this beautiful story. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With eyelids fluttering open, an adorable African-American toddler wakes to play a game of peekaboo with everyone. Read full book review >

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LISTEN TO THE CITY by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"City kids will revel, and all kids will delight in the colors, shapes, and sounds of this pulsating tour de force. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Using the Pop Art style she displayed to such terrific effect in ABC Pop! (1999) Isadora makes another vibrant series of images with just enough words to get those toddlers jumping. Read full book review >

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JAKE AT GYMNASTICS by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2014

"Readers will no doubt want to get down on the floor and do some gymnastics of their own. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Jake and his friends love to stretch, hop like frogs, crawl, jump and tumble in their gymnastics class. Read full book review >

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BEA IN <i>THE NUTCRACKER</i> by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A sugarplum-sweet treat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The diminutive star of Bea at Ballet (2012) returns for an encore, this time dancing the starring role of Clara in a production of The Nutcracker ballet.Read full book review >

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LOVE MONSTER AND THE LAST CHOCOLATE by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A treat to be savored—and a lesson learned—any time of year. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The surprised recipient of a box of chocolates agonizes over whether to eat the whole box himself or share with his friends. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS A TREE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A read-aloud, sing-along delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The East African savanna forms the backdrop for this appealing version of a familiar American cumulative song. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAPUNZEL by Rachel Isadora
adapted by Rachel Isadora, illustrated by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Not a first purchase, but useful in comparing renditions to incorporate a multicultural aspect. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-8)"
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your dreads! Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"These hands work hard, play joyfully and definitely hold a lot of love. (map, author's note, glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Grandmother Lenia lifts the heavy pestle to pound the rice, and the rhythm of the day's work begins in a tiny Emberá village. Read full book review >

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BRING ON THAT BEAT by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Buy this, put on an Ellington CD, and let the illustrations swing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual attempt to convey the feeling and sound of jazz in pictures. Read full book review >