Illustrated in full color. Raffi's exuberant live performances, albums, songbooks, and concert videos have made him today's premiere family entertainer. And children love learning to read with Songs to Read®--the best-selling picturebook series that has sold over 1.5 million copies. Rise and Shine, the cheery new entry in the series, gives bounce to the beginning of the day. Large type makes the words of the song easy for little readers to follow, and lively pictures that show children starting the day in different time zones across North America give the song a clever storyline as it presents time and geography concepts.
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Ages 3^-7. Raffi's extraordinary gift is his ability to paint the world as a warm, nurturing place, where everyone loves and is loved. This quality makes for a smooth conversion from song to picture book, and this latest title in the Raffi Songs to Read series is no exception. The joy and anticipation of a new day--"Rise and shine / Your friends are waking, It's time for work and playing" --are conveyed in Fernandes' light-filled, ethnically diverse paintings, which depict children in a variety of colorful locales: gleefully jumping on the beach, tending to animals on a farm, picking apples in an orchard, smiling and helping one another. Children who know the lyrics will benefit the most educationally: they'll be able to match the song to the words on the page and follow the sequence of pictures. But even those unfamiliar with the song will enjoy this brightly illustrated version, with music and lyrics included. Lauren PetersonFrom School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1. This illustrated adaptation of one of Raffi's popular recordings celebrates the morning all across our nation. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, people are shown greeting the new day. The text soars with the words, "Rise with the bluebird,/Shine like the sun./Now's the time to rise and shine." Fernandes's bright, folk-art paintings offer a bird's-eye view of people (and wildlife) at work and play in a New England fishing village, in a mid-western wheat field, on a mountaintop, and on the frozen Alaskan tundra, finally resting on a Pacific beach. The colorful illustrations bring the song to life. Add this one to your collection.?Susan Garland, Maynard Public Library, MA
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Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110517709392