From morning till night, the city is a place to find colors. In verse that combines new images with familiar urban experiences, Eileen Spinelli weaves a rainbow web around readers' imaginations. The bountiful paintings reflect the sense of adventure in every young city explorer. Full-color illustrations.
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PreSchool-Grade 2-A capitivating look at an urban landscape. A young boy and his mother appear in each double-page spread, engaged in everyday activities. From the white sugar-frosted doughnut at the diner, to plump purple grapes at the grocery store, the bright blue of the corner mailbox, and the silver spangle of stars and city lights, young readers will enjoy this dawn to dusk catalog of colors. Spinelli's text is rhythmic and evocative, making this a perfect choice for reading aloud. The repeated opening phrase, "If you want to find..." creates a strong sense of anticipation, while the constant presence of the young boy and his mother adds continuity and human interest. Schuett's paintings are filled with energy, light, and, of course, color. They show a bustling neighborhood peopled with workers of both genders and many races. More than a concept book, this unusual offering will be especially popular with those in search of upbeat, aesthetically appealing, contemporary views of city life. If you want to find a versatile and exciting new addition for your picture-book shelves, look no further.
Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Inviting readers to take a fresh look at their surroundings, Spinelli ( Boy, Can He Dance ) quarries color from every drab corner and crevice of a cityscape. Her simple, engaging verse captures the beauty of a host of familiar objects as a youngster discovers the colors of his neighborhood. White illuminates the aprons, donuts and meringues at the local diner; orange emanates from "the heat / of the flame in the barrel / as the workers keep warm" in their orange protective vests; yellow shimmers in the school buses, mustard and "pesky bee" that surround a hot dog vendor. Schuett's ( I'll See You in My Dreams ) dark-edged acrylic and pastel illustrations depict a variety of perspectives and vistas, saturating each page with the appropriate hue. The animated faces of the racially diverse cast of workers and inhabitants reflect the hustle and bustle of the street. The magic of night, when "the city is spattered with stars," provides a satisfying end both to the youngster's day and to this inspired book: "You can go home, climb into bed, / listen to the silver tinkling party sounds / of the city as you fall asleep / if you want to find silver." Ages 5-8.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Albert Whitman & Co, 1993. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0807535850
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