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Beetles, a limousine, and the words in a book are a few of the items discussed in this poetic celebration of the color black from the author of Sidewalk Trip and Bouncing Time.
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Patricia Hubbell has been writing for children for almost forty years. She is the author of numerous award-winning picture books, poetry books, and easy readers, and her poems appear in more than two hundred anthologies, textbooks, and magazines. Among her recent, popular books are BOUNCING TIME (HarperCollins, 2000) and SIDEWALK TRIP (HarperCollins, 1999). A full-time writer, Hubbell lives in Easton, Connecticut, with her husband.
Don Tate is the illustrator of LEE & LOW's SUMMER SUN RISIN' (Spring 2002) and SAY HEY! A SONG OF WILLIE MAYS (Hyperion Jump at the Sun, 2000). His work has also appeared in children's magazines, on greeting cards, and in newspapers, and he currently works as a visual journalist/ illustrator for the Austin American Statesman. A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Tate now lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and their children. To find out more about Don Tate, visit www.dontate.comFrom Booklist:
PreS-Gr. 2. The glories of the color black are clearly recounted in a pithy verse that stretches the imagination. An African American girl (who looks a lot like a young Oprah) wanders through her world and finds many wonderful things in black: the night sky, the inside of a pocket ("where surprises hide"), beetles, tuxedoes, the letters on the page of a book. And most of all, "Velvet soft / satin sleek. Daddy's arm. / Momma's cheek." Each page brings a bundle of new objects and ideas about the depth and beauty of darkness. The acrylic paintings are fresh and fanciful, full of interesting perspectives: the girl reaches her hand deep into a blue-black lake as fish glide by; she falls asleep in a comfy chair, dreaming of flying off in a rocket ship. The logical question for children alone or in a group: How many things can you think of that are black? Ilene Cooper
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Book Description Lee & Low Books, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111584300485
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