In the children's picture book Earthdance, Joanne Ryder's lyrical poetry and Norman Gorbaty's colorful art invites young readers to become not just part of the earth, but Earth itself.
Told from the perspective of the planet Earth, this inventive and imaginative illustrated poem takes you on a tour of the world's environments from oceans and mountains to grasslands and glaciers where you'll meet a variety of people and animals who not only call Earth home but understand they are also of the Earth.
Joanne Ryder has written more than forty books for young readers, including Earthdance and Panda Kindergarten. Ms. Ryder lives with her husband in San Francisco, California.
Norman Gorbaty lives in New York City with his wife, Joy.
“The poem grows in power as it flows along, and is ably supported by Gorbaty's gorgeous, inventive artwork.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“Ryder's lyrical text invites young listeners to transform themselves into Earth and experience all its wonders.... An obvious choice for Earth Day story hours, this may also serve as a catalyst for children creating their own poetry or as a springboard for creative dramatics.” —Booklist