Search Results: "Ron Hirschi"


BOOK REVIEW

OCEAN SEASONS by Ron Hirschi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Two spreads of fact 'cards' (reproducible from the publisher's website for cutting out) add further value to this excursion into the natural world. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Unfurling the observation that seasonal cycles aren't solely land-based phenomena, veteran naturalist Hirschi sails readers from one spring to the next along the northern Pacific coast. Read full book review >

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DISCOVER MY WORLD: FOREST by Ron Hirschi
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A companion volume presents creatures of the ocean. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
Ten woodland species that share one habitat are introduced in a simple text couched as a series of questions, accompanied by watercolor illustrations that strike a nice balance between representation accurate enough for identification and a touch of sentimentality for popular appeal (e.g., the rabbit and the fawn). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A minor effort. (Nonfiction. 9-10)"
The answer to the subtitle is habitat destruction, pollution, global warming, reduction of prey, war, poachers and often all of the above. Read full book review >

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WHEN MORNING COMES by Ron Hirschi
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Children will enjoy this glimpse of the wild with foxes, martins, otters, owls, eagles, and bears. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
Naturalist and wildlife watcher Hirschi (Dance With Me, 1995, etc.) celebrates the coming of day in a brief poetic text, with accompanying full-color photographs by Mangelsen. Read full book review >

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DANCE WITH ME by Ron Hirschi
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The images are uplifting, indeed, but the rest of the project never gets off the ground. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Loosely connected, quasi-poetic thoughts about the movements of animals and their relationship to human dance serve as an excuse for looking at full-color, action-packed photographs of animals in their natural habitat. Read full book review >

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OUR THREE BEARS by Ron Hirschi
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"This has a sure place in educational settings. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Hirschi's latest wildlife title examines the habitats, life-cycle and threats to the three bears that populate the United States: black bears, grizzlies and polar bears. Read full book review >

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SEARCHING FOR GRIZZLIES by Ron Hirschi
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A compelling choice for young nature lovers. (Picture book. 7-10)"
In this informative offering, Hirschi gives readers an up-close-and-personal look at grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park, providing details about the animal's habitat, environment and eating habits in a tone so conversational that the text feels like a personal tour from an experienced guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATS GOT TALENT by Ron Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Despite light touches, the cavalier abandonment of the cats, the satiric spoofing of the cats' ambitions and their naïve satisfaction with their 'success' create a disappointingly mean-spirited tone overall. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three stray cats, formerly pets, try to strike it big in showbiz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Attractively designed and handsomely illustrated, this informative text introduces teens to many intriguing angles on a high-interest topic that should inspire many to further explore the subject. (chronology, glossary, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Will the world end in a bang or a whimper? Unless pre-empted by human-induced disaster or one of many scientifically possible catastrophic scenarios, life on Earth will end a billion years from now in a sizzle. Read full book review >

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NOW PLAYING:  STONER & SPAZ II by Ron Koertge
FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Readers familiar with the first book will be glad to see Ben's return; newcomers will be glad they finally met him. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In this darkly humorous sequel, Koertge continues the adventures of 16-year-old Ben Bancroft, "the Spaz," the kid with cerebral palsy readers met in the insightful and engaging Stoner & Spaz (2001). Read full book review >