Ted Rand

Books by This Illustrator

Barn Dance

Illustrated by: Ted Rand
Age Level: 3-6
On a special, magical, moonlit evening, an old barn springs to life. The scarecrow picks up a fiddle and starts to play, signaling the beginning of the dance. Lively language and dramatic, animated illustrations together portray this thrilling occasion.

Here Are My Hands

Illustrated by: Ted Rand
Age Level: 0-3
Children will repeat the lively, predictable, and engaging rhyme that fills this book. The text heightens awareness of the parts of the body, from head to toe, and what each can do. Crisp, realistic illustrations make this ideal for sharing and acting out with young children.

Ice Palace

Illustrated by: Ted Rand
Age Level: 6-9
When the winter settles on Saranac Lake in New York state, the community comes together to prepare for the winter carnival. A ten-year old girl narrates this fictionalized account of the annual two-week celebration that she and her father help plan and her uncle (as well as other prisoners from a nearby correctional facility) help build. Highly realistic, full color watercolors depict the excitement and activity, which is further explained in an endnote.

The Ghost-Eye Tree

Illustrated by: Ted Rand
Age Level: 6-9
Two children leave their cozy home to fetch milk on a cold and windy evening. When the brother loses his much-prized hat, it is his sister who returns to the spooky old ghost eye tree they pass. Light is effectively used in dramatic watercolor illustrations that accompany the lively text, which is ideal for reading aloud.

White Dynamite and Curly Kidd

Illustrated by: Ted Rand
Age Level: 6-9
This rollicking good tale of a boy who fears for his father’s safety as he prepares to ride the meanest bull in the whole United States is told in energetic language and illustrations that bounce across the pages. The rhythm of the text reads well aloud and the watercolors invite many close examinations.