Monday, April 19, 2010

Red Sings from the Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman

The title says it all. Sidman takes us through the four seasons exploring how colors change.

What I thought: This book has been on my to read list since Tricia of The Miss Rumphius Effect praised it in her Poetry Makers Series in 2009. Though I am a horrible artist, color has always fascinated me. I loved reading Sidman’s thoughts and observations about color in her lyrical poetry. No need to say anything about the illustrations as the book is now a Caldecott Honor book. My challenge to you: What is your favorite color? Explore what it would be like in the four seasons.

(Illus. Pamela Zagarrenski. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2009)

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