An unpredictable airborne beach ball teaches children the difference between left and right as it soars on an ocean breeze over a curious cow, two firefighters and their fire engine, and beyond. By the author of Play Day.
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PreSchool-K-- Sunny, full-color photographs capture the splash of primary colors as an enormous beach ball bounds back and forth forming the focal point of this concept book. The ball sails across double-paged backdrops of curling sea surf, meadows, treetops, and fields of wildflowers. Its placement on alternating pages is designed to teach the elusive distinction between left and right. However, while the photos are eye-catching, some may confound young readers. Several spreads have split action--the ball is on one page, characters on the opposite--which diverts readers attention away from, rather than toward, the ball. Therefore, individual presentation is advised, with adult guidance. The words ``left'' and ``right'' are printed in large, lower-case letters in primary colors and positioned on the bottom of each appropriate page. Wide margins provide a clean outline for the distinctive photographs, which show representation of gender, age, and ethnic diversity. The very cheerfulness of this photo essay will make youngsters wish for their own ball to toss in the air on a balmy day at the beach or while walking in a grassy meadow. --Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH
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A huge plastic ball appears on one side of each appealing double-spread photo here, with the added interest of a child (playing at the shore); an artist; a dog; a fire truck; or simply the foaming surf. Broad white margins on either side accommodate the reader's two hands--vividly labelled, as they hold the book, by the words ``left'' and ``right,'' printed in the ball's rainbow colors. Every aspect of this basic concept book is worked out with MacMillan's usual extraordinary care: many things in addition to the ball can be described as being at left or right; artfully, he controls his limited color scheme and contrives beautifully composed scenes that are virtually devoid of extraneous details. In all: a delightful means of reinforcing an essential concept. Notes on the photography and the participants. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-7) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Holiday House, 1992. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110823409465
Book Description Holiday House. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0823409465 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1360844