Poppy & Rye

ISBN: 0788731637
ISBN 13: 9780788731631
By: Avi John McDonough

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Reader's Thoughts


I just love this book. When I go to bed I spend 30 minutes silently looking through page to page. The only thing I didn't like was how Rye was so shy. I love how Avi makes the books so memorable to read I don't think that no one would not enjoy the series. If you read one of his books then you'll keep on wanting to read read read. So I suggest that you buy one of the Poppy series!

Joe Palmo

Poppy and Rye is a very good book. Poppy a deer mouse is traveling to tell Ragweed's family that Ragweed has been killed by an owl. On the way she meets a golden mouse. Later she learns his name is Rye. Rye has always been overshadowed by Ragweed. You will like this book if your adventourous.


I think avi inspires me with his/her books I have read the whole series and I can't wait for the next one to come out I <3 poppy's return and Erith's birthday I give all of the books thumbs up _| that is a thumb's up


** spoiler alert ** I am on the hunt for another book from the Poppy series to read aloud to my students. The problem is that I think Poppy is a great read aloud, but my future students have already heard Poppy in third grade.This one did not stack up to Poppy for me. I thought the love story between Poppy and Rye was too cutesy, convenient and not well-developed. I also didn't think the beavers were as effective a nemesis, as Mr. Ocax.

Cindy Miller

It was hard to follow at the beginning. There are so many characters to track. I loved the romanticism, though. Avi creates beautiful illustration in my mind with his words.

Anastasia Zalesski

The book is wonderful and so is the series !!! The book made me laugh or cry maybe even get MAD a little bit ! It was beautifully put together !!! I wish i could rate it 500 STARS !!!!!! #1


Listened to this as an audiobook in the car with the boys (4&5), and they loved it. Ereth made them burst into giggles every time he started with his ridiculous exclamations (their favorites were "bee boogers!" and "Sticky Roach Toes!" ...hopefully I remembered those correctly). And since their imaginative play around the house has involved Poppy, Rye, Ragweed, Clover, Valerian, and Thistle, I'm going to go ahead and say that this book made a pretty big impact on them. They loved it, and are requesting another "Poppy Book" since we finished this one. I think this series is a new family favorite (especially since there are also lots of good life lessons sneakily tucked into this book too). Definitely a good read-aloud if you have preschoolers (or even if you don't).




The book Poppy is about the edge of Dimwood Forest stood an old charred ok where, silhouetted by moon,a great horned owl sat waiting. The owl's name was Mr.ocax, and he looked like death himself. With his percing gaze,he surveyed the lands he called his own, watching for creatures he considerd his subjects. N o one dared to cross the path cause if he saw some one cross the path he would fly afther them. Mr.


Another Dimwood Forest Tale to read to Preston - Yeah!!! So far, we love all of the Tales of Dimwood Forest by Avi. He is an awesome writer! I've been reading this series to my ten year old son and I think that I am enjoying it just as much as he is. He loves adventure stories and he loves animals so this series seems to be perfect for him. The only thing that he didn't like in this book was the romance, it was a little too sappy for him. We are looking forward to reading the next book in the series "Ereth's Birthday".


A wonderful series of books focused around a mouse named Poppy and her adventures. This story is about her and her new love Rye. I am an even bigger fan of #1- Poppy, but that was not an available choice.


** spoiler alert ** These books are great for bullying discussions. In this book, the beaver Castor B. Canad acts like a friend, but really is a horrible bully who speaks in cliches. In the first book, Poppy, it was the owl OchAxe (sp?) that was the bully. LOVE the porcupine Ereth in these books. He's the comic relief who speaks in alliteration. He's also an example of a character who's tough on the outside but really a marshmallow inside - the kind of talk with kids about not judging someone from what you see. In this story, Poppy meets Ragweed's brother Rye, who she marries at the end.

Jodi Hansen

In this book, Poppy journeys out of Dimwood Forest with Ereth to find Ragweed's family. She finds love and even more courage than she had. Poppy and Rye defeat a family of Beavers.


This was another cute book which I found immensely entertaining in Avi's connection of beavers as construction workers. Of course, the beavers are inconsiderate developers, wanting to build a beaver paradise, flooding the land that belongs to Ragweed's family.


I really liked how the settings were mostly in poppies homey nest. The whole adventure in the book when the family tried to stop the beavers was fun. And the knowing when characters were sleeping together was really calming.

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