Red Sings From Treetops

Red Sings From Treetops

A Year in Colors

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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.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2009.
ISBN: 9780547014944
0547014945
Branch Call Number: Z SID
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Zagarenski, Pamela - Illustrator

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Feb 16, 2012

Loved the illustrations. Didn't love the poetry.

quagga Dec 09, 2009

"In Spring, / Red sings / from treetops: / cheer-cheer-cheer, / each note dropping / like a cherry / into my ear." Joyce Sidman celebrates the seasons in poetry, playfully using colours to represent objects as well as describe them: "Orange ripens in / full, heavy moons, / thick with pulp and seed. / Orange flickers, / all smoke and candles. / Orange eyes. / Orange cheeks. / Orange teeth." Each time a colour is mentioned in the text, it is printed in that colour. Pamela Zagarenski's quirky mixed-media artwork is a good match; the overall effect is of joyous whimsy. I especially like the crowns worn by humans, animals and birds. Pre-school to Grade 3.

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