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Snowballs, ice skating,sledding! Frozen toes, icy slush,runny nose. Well, winter's not all fun and games. But well-loved, best-selling poet Douglas Florian will melt your doubts about Mother Nature's chilly grip with twenty-eight winter-inspired poems accompanied by his crisp, trademark watercolor illustrations. Young readers are sure to warm up to the uniquely keen vision of this wholly original volume. Whatever the time of year, Winter Eyes is just right for the season.

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Synopsis:

Well-loved, bestselling poet Douglas Florian will melt everyone's doubts about Mother Nature's chilly grip with 28 winter-inspired poems accompanied by his crisp, trademark watercolor illustrations.

Synopsis:

What I Love About Winter

Frozen lakes
Hot pancakes
Lots of snow
Hot cocoa
Skates and skis
Evergreen trees
Funny hats
Thermostats
Sunsets blaze
Holidays
Snowball fights
Fireplace nights
Chimneys steaming
Winter dreaming

About the Author

Douglas Florian was born in New York City, where he now lives with his wife and three children.

In His Own Words...

"I grew up surrounded by art. My father was an artist, and our New York City apartment looked like an art gallery. Landscapes, seascapes, and portraits covered the walls, and the smell of linseed oil filled the air.

"Later I studied at Queens College and at the School of Visual Arts, both in New York. I had great and challenging teachers there, but once I graduated I was on my own, and I wanted to make a living as an artist. I put together a portfolio and took it around: uptown, downtown, midtown, and crosstown. Finally I met an art director at the New York Times named J. C. Suares, who saw a spark in my work. Subsequently I did hundreds of drawings for the Times, and it was a very exciting experience. But newspapers are always in a big rush, and eventually I wanted to do something more relaxed and unhurried.

"When I saw that a lot of good illustrations were being created for children's books, I took my portfolio to what seemed to me to be the best publisher: Greenwillow. Ava Weiss, Greenwillow's art director, saw my work and was impressed enough to show it to the senior editor, Elizabeth Shub. She gave me a charming story to illustrate: Tit for Tat by Dorothy Van Woerkom. Other books followed, but eventually, on editor in-chief Susan Hirschman's suggestion, I wrote my own book: A Bird Can Fly.

"Over the years I've worked hard to improve both my writing and drawing skills. If I had to illustrate A Bird Can Fly today, it would look very different. I've had some favorite books along the way. One is A Winter Day, based on my memories of winters amid snowflakes and pancakes when I was growing up in Huntington, Long Island. A more recent book, A Painter, is about my father, who is still painting landscapes. My first illustrations for the book were based on photographs I had taken and had a stiff and stilted look. I think that was because I stuck too closely to the photos and did not let the artwork have a life of its own. When I put the photos in a drawer and worked freehand, the book acquired the freshness I had been looking for.

"I love to write and I love to paint, but for some reason I hate to do them both the same day or even the same week. Perhaps writing occupies one part of the brain and painting another; each requires a different way of thinking and seeing.

"Children often ask me which is my favorite book. It always seems to be the one I've just finished. I guess that means my favorite book is the one I'll be doing next year."

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ptyskza, February 11, 2011 (view all comments by ptyskza)
"Winter Eyes" by Douglas Florian depicts the scintillating beauty of winter through vivid words coupled with equally vivid paintings...You can almost feel the cold of the outdoors simulaneously with the "warmth in one's heart" as winter is an invigorating experience! I often think of the title as a pun for "WINTERIZE"; in short, get prepared for the upcoming frigid, but exciting season... My grammar school students love this poetry as they can easily make connections and enjoy "singing"the to the "rhymthm" of the rhyming words. Florian keeps poetry lively and fun!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780688164584
Author:
Florian, Douglas
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Author:
by Douglas Florian
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Nature - General
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
Winter
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Concepts - Time
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children's poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
98-498
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 0.25 in 10.88 oz
Age Level:
05-08

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Product details 48 pages Greenwillow Books - English 9780688164584 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Well-loved, bestselling poet Douglas Florian will melt everyone's doubts about Mother Nature's chilly grip with 28 winter-inspired poems accompanied by his crisp, trademark watercolor illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , What I Love About Winter

Frozen lakes
Hot pancakes
Lots of snow
Hot cocoa
Skates and skis
Evergreen trees
Funny hats
Thermostats
Sunsets blaze
Holidays
Snowball fights
Fireplace nights
Chimneys steaming
Winter dreaming

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