by Catherine Johnson, @CatherinePoet
I’m singing from the treetops too because this has been an awesome week. Last week I finished 12×12 and this week I got great feedback on my Bumgracious pitch and got three new critique partners. Old manuscripts are feeling like bright shiny new ones. So feel the love and get polishing those pbs!
Susanna Hill started Perfect Picture Book Fridays and has the full wonderful collection on her blog. It is a rich resource for librarians, teachers and picture book writers and readers. Check it out here.
Red Sings from Treetops written by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski.
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009, Poetry
Suitable for: Grade 1 upwards (at a guess)
Themes/Topics: Seasons, colours, attributes of the seasons.
each note dropping
like a cherry
into my ear.
Synopsis: (from Joyce Sidman’s website)
Color comes to life in this whimsical, vibrant book. Pink hides, Green floats, Yellow and Purple hold hands, and Red . . . well, you’ll just have to see. Follow the white pup as he explores the sight, smells, and sounds of color within each season.
This BBC website has a bucketload of activities for teaching children about seasons and colour.
Okay I cheated a bit, this is really a poetry book ssh! don’t tell. Isn’t it beautiful though and the illustrations are so interesting, it would hold a child’s attention in the same way as a picture book :)
Don’t forget it’s Poetry Friday today too! Have a great weekend.