Synopses & Reviews
A child's epic adventure is depicted brilliantly in this elegant and visually stunning collaboration between a mother and son. The poet--Nina Payne--conjures the world in all its symmetry and beauty, using only fifty-six common nouns that every child knows. The artist--Adam Payne---tells the story of a child's discovery of creation in exquisite cut-paper collage. The poet's and artist's visions come together seamlessly, enhancing each, transcending both to create a perfect picture book.
A simple, yet beautifully illustrated poem that chronicles one day in the life of a child. Full-color illustrations.
A unique collaboration between a mother and son, Four in All finds pleasant patterns by grouping four related things together, such as and#147;eyes ears nose mouth,and#8221; and#147;sun moon stars sky,and#8221; and#147;ocean river puddle lake,and#8221; and and#147;mother father son daughter.and#8221; This enchanting book features 14 such groupings, each illustrated by an intricately cut, richly colored collage.
About the Author
Nina Payne is a poet and fiber artist who lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. She is the author of All The Day Long, a collection of children's poems, and her work has appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. She taught creative writing at Hampshire College for twenty years. Currently, she conducts writing workshops for faculty in the Amherst area and for students at the Fromm Institute in San Francisco, California. Four in All is her first collaboration with her son, Adam.