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Wiseman, Ed

Overview
Works: 58 works in 126 publications in 1 language and 4,559 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Historical films  Biographical films  Children's films  Children's television programs  Fiction  Educational television programs  Hymns  Drama 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer
Classifications: PN1995.9.B55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ed Wiseman
If you give a mouse a cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "If you give a mouse a cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff. Discusses chain reactions from a bowling alley, leading into the reading of the main story. Then it's off to a factory where bowling balls are made and a domino expert demonstrates how he designs chain reactons as he sets up a domino art event. Reviews: "This is the key to the kingdom" by Diane Worfolk Allison, "The house that Jack built" illustrated by Jebby Stow, and "Smart dog" by Ralph Leemis
The piggy in the puddle( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host LeVar Burton intoduces the art of claymation and participates in creating a production of "The Piggy in the puddle" by Charlotte Pomerantz. Also includes booktalks about "This house is made of mud" by Ken Buchanan, "The Hippopotamus song" by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, and "Oink" by Arthur Geisert
If you give a mouse a cookie( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "If you give a mouse a cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff. Discusses chain reactions from a bowling alley, leading into the reading of the main story. Then it's off to a factory where bowling balls are made and a domino expert demonstrates how he designs chain reactons as he sets up a domino art event. Reviews: "This is the key to the kingdom" by Diane Worfolk Allison, "The house that Jack built" illustrated by Jebby Stow, and "Smart dog" by Ralph Leemis
The secret shortcut by Mark Teague( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this math-based episode, LeVar Burton spends time in New York City's Central Park, where he takes us on an orienteering excursion using a map and a compass to find special flags placed around the park. Featured book: The secret shortcut, by Mark Teague. Because Wendell and Floyd have a problem getting to school on time, they decide to take a shortcut which leads to unexpected adventures
How much is a million? by David M Schwartz( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using New York once again, LeVar takes a stab at a vast array of numbers: How much food is delivered in a stadium? How many tickets are counted? How many people are expected to come and watch a football game? LeVar even takes the viewers on a tour of a factory where millions of crayons are made every year. Nick Sullivan, along with a curious of children, read How Much Is a Million?. In the book, they explore how to measure large sums like million, billion, and trillion, and how they would be explained in different terms, like how long would it take you to count up that high, how big a gold fish bowl should be to hold that many fish, and so on. In this unedited, original episode of Reading Rainbow, join LeVar Burton on an educational and entertaining adventure through classic books, video field trips and the always favorite "kid book reviews."
Always my dad( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl, whose parents are divorced, doesn't see her father very often but frequently thinks about him and treasures the time they have together. Other segments include: Family day picnic: LeVar joins a family day picnic and shares how he grew up in a single-parent family ; Love to go around: meet a single parent family and see how these four children and their father manage their lives together by sharing lots of love ; A special bond: a boy who doesn't hear from his father often shares how the Big Brother Big Sister program has paired him with a special friend
Dinosaur Bob and his adventures with the family Lazardo by William Joyce( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featured book Dinosaur Bob and his adventures with the family Lazardo about a dinosaur brought home from Africa which earns his right to stay in town by saving the baseball team from another loss is read by Ed Asner. Host LeVar Burton goes to the Oakland Athletics training camp, and watches a youth softball game. Reviewed books are Ronald Morgan goes to bat, Old Turtle's baseball stories and Casey at the bat
Badger's parting gifts( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After badger's death his friends comfort themselves by remembering personal moments and the good times they shared with their beloved pal. Other segments include: In remembrance: LeVar shares fond memories of his grandmother and her wonderful cooking. LeVar joins kids at Staten Island Academy working on artwork in remembrance of loved ones ; Let the spirit move you: a dancer at Alvin Ailey Dance Company shares how the founder's spirit is still present
Snowy day : stories and poems( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by "Snowy day : stories and poems," edited by Caroline Feller Bauer. Host LeVar Burton travels to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and viewers can see the variety of ways to enjoy the snow and escape the winter's chills. Reviewed books are "Winter" by Ron Hirschi; "Stopping by woods on a snowy evening" by Robert Frost, illustrated by Susan Jeffers; "Over the river and through the woods" by Lydia Maria Child
Bread is for eating( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Bread is for eating, the love and hard work that goes into making a loaf of bread, from seeds to supermarket. Levar tries his hand at breadmaking and discusses the history of this very basic food
Two old potatoes and me( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl and her father grow numerous potaotes from two rotten, sprouted potaotes. Host Levar Burton talks about composting and also looks at other ways items are recycled
Amazing grace by Michael Apted( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of British legislator William Wilberforce, who led a decades-long movement to end the British slave trade
Game day by Mike Yaconelli( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Game day" is a story of teamwork and perseverance based on the childhood of National Football League stars and twin brothers Tiki and Ronde Barber. Viewers meet Ashley and Kristen, Olympic hopefuls, who are 14 year old twins training for the Olympics in a swimming competition and Daniel who is working on his abilities since a brain injury at age 12. Reviewed books are "The Blue ribbon day" by Katie Couric, "Winners never quit" by Mia Hamm, and "Pecorino plays ball" by Alan Madison
The furry news : how to make a newspaper by Loreen Leedy( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big Bear, Rabbit, and the other animals work hard to write, edit, and print their newspaper, "The furry news." Includes tips for making your own newspaper and defines a number of newspaper terms. Three books are also reviewed: "Great newspaper crafts" by F. Virginia Walter, "Newspapers" by David Peterson, and "What it's like to be a-- newspaper reporter" by Janet Craig
Max by Menno Meyjes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max, the young son of superheroes, is a late bloomer when it comes to flying, until he is inspired by the plight of a falling baby bird. Join LeVar as he discovers what inpires fire fighters. Go on a wildlife center rescue mission to see how they rescue, rehabilitate and release animals. Meet some everyday heroes and hear book reviews
Appelemando's dreams( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host LeVar Burton introduces the book "Appelemando's dreams" by Patricia Polacco about a little boy who uses his dreams to create colorful images that brighten the world for himself and his friends. He also introduces artists who work with paint, clay, wire, and chalk and demonstrates fun and creative ways to spark the imagination and inspire the artist in all of us. Reviewed books are "The little painter of Sabana Grande" by Patricia Maloney Markun, "The incredible painting of Felix Clousseau" by Jon Agee, and "I am an artist" by Pat Lowery Collins
I lost my tooth in Africa( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the book "I lost my tooth in Africa" a young girl visiting her father's family in Mali loses her tooth, places it under a calabash, and receives a hen and a rooster from the African Tooth Fairy. Viewers get to see what a trip to the dentist is really like and what a Quinceanera celebration means to Latin American girls. Reviewed books are "Madlenka" by Peter Sis, "My wobbly tooth must not ever never fall out" by Lauren Child, and "Rites of passage: coming of age" by Mandy Ross
On the day you were born by Debra Frasier( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Segment of the television program featuring the story about the Earth's celebration of the birth of a child
Our big home : an earth poem( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story describes the water, air, soil, sky, sun, and more shared by all living creatures on Earth. In a field trip, LeVar Burton visits the United Nations and explores ways children can help others both locally and across the world
Regina's big mistake( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When told to draw a jungle in art class, Regina experiences feelings of failure and creative insecurity, but manages to create a beautiful picture that's all her own. Other segments deal with self-expression and the hidden artist in everyone
 
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