One White Sail: A Caribbean Counting Book

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A counting book in rhyme describing the picturesque sights found on an island beach, from one white sail and two orange houses to nine steel drums and ten sleeping boats

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PreSchool-Grade 1-- Numbers one to ten are thematically tied together by light-filled views of the Carribean. One white sail under a bright orange sun leads finally to ten boats riding at anchor under a full moon. Along the journey children are treated to sparkling white beaches, pink clouds, ``five blue doors in the baking hot sun''; ``six wooden windows let the cool wind run.'' Rhyming text in clean round sans-serif print on large white space faces page-filling watercolor paintings. The pictures, in brilliant primary colors, show a mixture of influences: the Bauhaus tradition of clean, uncluttered lines combined with the primitive feeling of Gauguin's islanders. A straightforward presentation of numerals without novelties (such as counting down or any particular sequence in objects chosen for depiction), this is nevertheless a lovely introduction to another culture as well as a sense-pleasing aesthetic experience. --Ruth Semrau, Lovejoy School, Allen, TX
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Set against brilliant white pages, dazzling watercolors leap to meet the eye in this colorful addition to the lengthy roster of counting books. The Caribbean flavor shimmers throughout--from the "baking hot sun" to the "pale island moon"; from "nine steel drums singing a soft sweet tune" to the rhythm of the spare but carefully worded text. Solid swathes of bright hues invite thoughts of summer and festivals. Each page is a still life--an island scene captured and held, yet brimming over with inner vitality. The objects to be counted are familiar--girls, boys, houses, windows--but the exotic setting adds an air of excitement and depth. Questions will surely arise--why do the girls carry bread on their heads? how are the steel drums played?--thus giving this work an added dimension. This joyous collaboration seems to swing to its own tune as it draws the reader back to the glowing artwork. Ages 2-4.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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