Synopses & Reviews
< I>Primary Numbers: A New Hampshire Numbers Book< /I> is a fitting follow-upto its companion state alphabet book. This fun, colorful, andsuperbly informative book teaches children about numbers usingrecognizable places, events, and facts from their respective states.Numbers throughout the books are explained with simplerhyme for younger children and are accompanied bydetailed expository text for older learners.< P>Marie Harris (New Hampshire's Poet Laureate 1999-2004) is the author of < I>G is Granite: A New Hampshire Alphabet< /I> as well as four books of poetry, including< I>Weasel in the Turkey Pen< /I> and < I>Your Sun, Manny: A ProsePoem Memoir. < /I>Marie lives in Barrington, New Hampshire.< P>Karen Busch Holman shares her love of art by teaching childrenprivate art lessons and visiting elementary schools in New Hampshire.Karen makes her home in East Andover, New Hampshire.
“A little girl with synesthesia engages the world with all five senses, plus. . . . The exploration of her unusual perception charms. . . . A brief authors note gives a little bit more information about synesthesia, grounding it in the experiences of children Harris has encountered on school visits. An engaging look at a fascinating difference in perception, for younger readers.”
This eye-opening picture book introduces readers to their five senses and to synesthesia
a condition in which one sense triggers another. For some people, sounds or tastes have colors. And for others, numbers and letters do. Many famous artists have been synesthetes, including Tori Amos, Duke Ellington, Jimi Hendrix, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, John Mayer, Mozart, and Degas.
Imagine that when you hear a bell you see silver or when a dog barks you see red. Thats what its like for Jillianwhen she hears sounds she sees colors. At first the kids at school make fun of Jillian. Jillian worries about being different until her music teacher shows her that having synesthesia is an amazing thing. This lively, informative picture book makes synesthesia easy to understand and celebrates each persons unique way of experiencing the world.
About the Author
Marie Harris (marieharris.com) is the author of G Is for Granite: A New Hampshire Alphabet
and Primary Numbers: A New Hampshire Number Book
, as well as four books of poetry. She lives in the woods of Barrington, New Hampshire, where she likes to walk and identify birds and go swimming in the Isinglass River.
Vanessa Brantley-Newton (oohlaladesignstudio.blogspot.com) has illustrated several picture books, including One Love by Bob Marley and Let Freedom Sing (which she also wrote). When Vanessa isnt illustrating a book, she is crafting and cooking and singing! She also hears color. When she says hello,” she sees the rainbow, and when children giggle, she sees bright orange and pink! She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.