Thursday, July 9, 2009

Red Sings from Treetops - A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman

Picture Book
illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

A Beauty! Softly flowing verses about all different colors and how they change throughout the year coupled with whimsical, detailed illustrations done with mixed media, make Red Sings from Treetops a keeper! Zagarenski and Sidman are an award-winning team who have created another winner. I like that Sidman doesn't confine certain colors to certain seasons. For example, white is often thought of as a winter color only. But here, "In SUMMER, white clinks in drinks."
Red is well written with lively, eye catching pictures, and a true Caldecott contender.

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