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Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors

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ISBN13: 9780547014944
ISBN10: 0547014945
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Publisher Comments:

February is time for snuggling . . . July is time for fireworks . . .

This beautifully formatted picture book takes young readers through every month of the year as a little boy, girl, dog, and cat celebrate each month with unique, playful images that convey what makes it special. With gentle pastel illustrations in sequential panels, A Year with Friends teaches young readers about the seasons and the delightful ways they can be experienced with those you love.

Praise for A Year with Friends:

"This expressive childhood tribute to the joys of nature throughout the year warmly conveys the message that anytime is best when shared with a friend."

and#151;Kirkus Reviews

"A beautiful, fun, and minimalist journey through the seasons...The format is varied, with panels, spreads, and full-page pictures, and the art is delightful. Youngsters are sure to take pleasure in following the charactersand#8217; activities throughout the year."

and#151;School Library Journal

"In this pleasing concept book, husband-and-wife author-illustrator team Seven and Christy introduce two children enjoying typical activities throughout each month of the year."

and#151;Booklist

"This beautiful new picture book will be a great way to start the New Year in classrooms with young readers. Illustrated with soft shades and panels across double page spreads, the story line alternates between a young girl and a young boy having fun each month of the year."

and#151;Reading Today Online

"Rather than mentioning specific holidays by name, the book hints at festive occasions...keeping the emphasis on the generous, sociable, and downright fun things friends do together. Christy's illustrations provide humor, energy, and entertainment with year-round appeal."

and#151;Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Anthropomorphized colors take charge in this fanciful book in praise of the seasons, from the collaborators behind This Is Just to Say. An androgynous crowned youth, dressed ornately in triangular apparel, plays host as colors are woven into unrhymed poetry. In spring, pink is 'hairless,/ featherless,/ the color of/ new/ things,' while in summer, the youth finds a companion whose headpiece is a cross between a crown and a cowboy hat (filled with fish, no less), and the two royal personages indulge in popcorn and lemonade on the dock of a bay. Fall strikes a more melancholy tone: 'the wind feels black:/ star-spangled,/ full of secrets,' as an enormous whale blends into the nightscape. Broad swathes of color compose the seasonal palettes, juxtaposed with painstakingly precise designs. The effect is evocative of primitive antiques: fleur-de-lis, checkered print and scrawled calligraphy abound, creating an artful — if, at times, precious — display that works in tandem with the gentle musings of the imagistic verse. The regal elegance is sure to charm. Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A paean to play from an award-winning poet and a New York Times best-selling illustrator. and#160;The trappings of childhood change from generation to generation, but there are some timeless activities that every kid loves. Marilyn Singer and LeUyen Pham celebrate these universal types of play, from organized games such as hide-and-seek and hopscotch to imaginative play such as making mud soup or turning a stick into a magic wand. Lyrical poems and bold illustrations capture the energy of a group of children in one neighborhood as they amuse themselves over the course of a summer day. At a time when childhood obesity rates are soaring and money is tight for many families, here is a book that invites readers to join in the fun of active play with games that cost nothing.

Synopsis:

With original and spot-on perceptions, Joyce Sidman's poetry brings the colors of the seasons to life in a fresh light, combining the senses of sight, sound, smell and taste. In this Caldecott Honor book, illustrator Pam Zagarenski's interpretations go beyond the concrete, allowing us to not just see color, but feel it.

About the Author

TRICIA TUSA has written and illustrated many wonderful picture books, including In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck; Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Pattou;andnbsp;The Magic Hatandnbsp;by Mem Fox,andnbsp;which was choosen as an IRA-CBC Children's Choice; andThe End of the Beginningby Avi. She lives with her family in Galisteo, New Mexico.

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colourwings, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by colourwings)
This is a beautiful book. Joyce Sidman is a wonderful writer, but I especially like the illustrations by Pamela Zagarensky. No wonder it was a 2010 Caldecott Honor Award book! Please visit to Joyce Sidman webpage and read about this book. joycesidman.com/ redsings.html And then visit blaine.org seven impossible things /?p=1707 and see some of Pamela Zagarensky's amazing illustrations.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780547014944
Author:
Sidman, Joyce
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Illustrator:
Zagarenski, Pamela
Author:
Singer, Marilyn
Author:
Tusa, Tricia
Author:
Pham, LeUyen
Author:
Seven, John
Author:
Christy, Jana
Author:
Zagarenski, Pamela
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Seasons
Subject:
Concepts - Colors
Subject:
Concepts - Senses & Sensation
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - General
Subject:
Color
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Concepts - Seasons
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
General
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9.00 x 9.00 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
05-08

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Product details 40 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - English 9780547014944 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Anthropomorphized colors take charge in this fanciful book in praise of the seasons, from the collaborators behind This Is Just to Say. An androgynous crowned youth, dressed ornately in triangular apparel, plays host as colors are woven into unrhymed poetry. In spring, pink is 'hairless,/ featherless,/ the color of/ new/ things,' while in summer, the youth finds a companion whose headpiece is a cross between a crown and a cowboy hat (filled with fish, no less), and the two royal personages indulge in popcorn and lemonade on the dock of a bay. Fall strikes a more melancholy tone: 'the wind feels black:/ star-spangled,/ full of secrets,' as an enormous whale blends into the nightscape. Broad swathes of color compose the seasonal palettes, juxtaposed with painstakingly precise designs. The effect is evocative of primitive antiques: fleur-de-lis, checkered print and scrawled calligraphy abound, creating an artful — if, at times, precious — display that works in tandem with the gentle musings of the imagistic verse. The regal elegance is sure to charm. Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A paean to play from an award-winning poet and a New York Times best-selling illustrator. and#160;The trappings of childhood change from generation to generation, but there are some timeless activities that every kid loves. Marilyn Singer and LeUyen Pham celebrate these universal types of play, from organized games such as hide-and-seek and hopscotch to imaginative play such as making mud soup or turning a stick into a magic wand. Lyrical poems and bold illustrations capture the energy of a group of children in one neighborhood as they amuse themselves over the course of a summer day. At a time when childhood obesity rates are soaring and money is tight for many families, here is a book that invites readers to join in the fun of active play with games that cost nothing.
"Synopsis" by , With original and spot-on perceptions, Joyce Sidman's poetry brings the colors of the seasons to life in a fresh light, combining the senses of sight, sound, smell and taste. In this Caldecott Honor book, illustrator Pam Zagarenski's interpretations go beyond the concrete, allowing us to not just see color, but feel it.
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