Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Red Sings From Treetops: a Year in Colors

Red Sings From Treetops: A Year in Colors
Joyce Sidman, author
Pamela Zagarenski, illustrator
Caldecott Honor

This is a beautiful, unique book--one of those picture books that's meant to be studied. The illustrations are mixed media in appearance with lots of little details that flesh out the text. The text is poetic, mixing emotions with colors. You will not see one "red" page followed by a "yellow" page. Instead, each season is presented through a series of color pages that reflect that season. Most colors are repeated, beautifully changing with the seasons. Some seasons have more green, others more white. It comes full circle on the last page as red sings in the treetops again.... Definitely check this one out from your library!

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