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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Renie Breskin Adams  

Pen Name: Renie B. Adams

Genre: Friction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Michigan City, Indiana

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Illinois Connection

Adams currently resides in DeKalb and teaches at Northern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Renie Breskin Adams is an author and artist. She has earned three degrees from Indiana University: B.A., psychology, 1960; M.A., anthropology, 1965; and M.F.A., fiber, 1973. She taught art at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, from 1973 to 1977 and since 1977 has taught art at Northern Illinois University.

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Titles At Your Library

Catato and Friends by Renie B. Adams (2012-08-01)
ISBN: 0578101688

Little Chickadee Media. 2012

In this delightfully imaginative children's book, by Renie B. Adams, Professor Peach inspires her students to envision a breed of hybrid creatures that are part plant and part animal. Readers of all ages will smile and giggle at the oddball "Plantanimals" the children create. CREATIVE CHILD 2012 PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD RECIPIENT Follow the story of doubtful and discouraged Freddy page by page as he witnesses the other children quickly fulfill their assignments. Helen has no trouble imagining how her pet otter would look with a belly painted with watermelon stripes-like a perfect Ottermelon! Clever Peter dreams up his Plantanimal without delay when his mother said, "Peter, please! No sweets until those peas are gone," he imagined them as Bumblepeas and watched them fly from home! With the encouragement of his good friends, Freddy overcomes his anxiety and hesitation and creates a charming Plantanimal of his own. You'll enjoy meeting all of Renie's creative Plantanimal creations, including Flamangos (flamingo + mango), Raspbear (raspberry + bear), Llama Bean (llama + lima bean), Piggle (pig + pickle), Brussels Trout (Brussels sprouts + trout), and many more, in her fun-to-read poems and beautifully rendered illustrations.



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