Father and son
Hand in hand
Up on the road
In the sun
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Deniz‚ Lauture lives in the Bronx, New York.
Jonathan Green lives in Naples, Florida.
PreSchool-Grade 2-- A picture book about an intergenerational male relationship. The text is a free verse poem of 39 lines, some only one word in length, listing activities shared by a black father and son. The lines are held in page-size narrow rectangles of sky and grass colors. Page-filling paintings on the right glow with primary and secondary colors of high brilliance. Brush strokes often reveal the texture of the canvas below. Together, the father and son enjoy a dozen or so activities in common: reading ("the mind of one/ sparking/ the mind of the other"), carrying wood, flying kites, singing in church, gathering fruit. The pictures include scenes from the illustrator's Gullah heritage. They are strong and attractive, although a point of confusion is introduced when Green describes, in a note, the sweet potato huts as cylindrical, and then paints them as cones. Nevertheless, this is a very creditable work to use alongside such titles as Zolotow's A Father Like That (HarperCollins, 1971) in looking at cultural role models. --Ruth Semrau, Lovejoy School, Allen, TX
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Book Description Philomel, 2009. Board book. Book Condition: New. Brdbk. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0399251626
Book Description Philomel Books, 2009. Board book. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110399251626