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  • Red Sings from Treetops A Year in Colors
  • Joyce Sidman
  • English
  • 21 November 2020
  • 9780547014944

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characters Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Joyce Sidman Download Red Sings from Treetops A Year in Colors ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free With original and spot on perceptions Joyce Sidman's poetry brings the colors of the seasons to life in. Lovely poetry about the colors and changes in the seasons I love the play of colors with emotions The art work is worthy it just doesn t do a whole lot for me Joyce goes through the seasons picking out colors For winter a page states grey and brown are all that s left Very true She also talks about the trees being black and looking like skeletal bones I thought it was good I enjoyed the verse and it didn t sweep me up and away either I read this to the kids and the niece gave it 2 stars so followed the nephewI don t have a whole lot to say about it

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characters Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Joyce Sidman Download Red Sings from Treetops A Year in Colors ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Or Pam Zagarenski's interpretations go beyond the concrete allowing us to not just see color but feel it. 45 out of 5Joyce Sidman s free verse about the colors of the seasons is uniue incredibly evocative and delightfully perceptive Here are a few of my favorite lines from each season In SPRINGRed singsfrom treetopscheer cheer cheereach note droppinglike a cherryinto my earAnd herein secret placespeeps Pinkhairlessfeatherlessthe color ofnewthingsIn SUMMERWhite clinks in drinksYellow meltseverything it touchessmells like buttertastes like saltIn FALLGreen is tireddustycrisp around the edgesGreen sighs with reliefI ve ruled for so longTime for Brown to take overIn the WINTER dawnPink bloomspowder softover pastel hillsPink prickleswarm fingersagainst cold cheeks Pamela Zagarenski s mixed media illustrations in Red Sings from Treetops are colorful whimsical and exuisite and they match Joyce Sidman s imaginative and playful verse perfectly

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characters Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Joyce Sidman Download Red Sings from Treetops A Year in Colors ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A fresh light combining the senses of sight sound smell and taste In this Caldecott Honor book illustrat. As a child I had many favorite books and it was only when I got older that they crystallized in my brain enough so that I could chose a favorite But if you asked me today what book I loved than any other I don t think I d be too off base when I said it was Tasha Tudor s A Time to Keep Now there are a couple of reasons for this I liked how she drew cupcakes I liked the corgis and I particularly liked the idea of kids running around playing games and pranks each month But the thing that stuck with me and continues to stick with me after all these years was the feeling I got when I read that book It was my first encounter with the evocative and I ve never uite forgotten it It s something I like to keep a lookout for when I read picture books today Generally I don t uite find it but once in a great while there s a book that hits all the right chords This year that book would have to be Red Sings from Treetops A Year in Colors A follow up of sorts to Joyce Sidman and Pamela Zagarenski s This is Just to Say Poems of Apology and Forgiveness Sidman and Zagarenski do what they can to conjure up what seasonal change feels like It s nothing like their previous book and everything you d want in a poetry collection If you re going to write poems about the seasons it s good to find a way to do so Why not use colors then Poet Joyce Sidman takes on the challenge describing each season with a series of six or so poems sometimes using the colors you d expect green for spring of course and sometimes using colors you wouldn t normally consider gray for summer The poems elicit thrills as they discuss the small moments that make a season feel real to a person Watching moths flutter outside a screen door The suddenness of a spring storm The different shades of blue you spot on the waves of a lake or ocean And in almost every picture a red bird flies high above the Red who sings the seasons one after another after another I don t actually know the story behind this book A co worker informed me that rather that lots of little separate poems this is actually a book that s just one big poem broken up into small sections Maybe it s true but that s not how it felt to me While there was certainly a connection between one section and another she doesn t just throw autumn into the middle of spring or summer amidst the cold blowing winds of December they are separate little entities in and of themselves Each little poem if you see them as such is a different color and not always the color you might associate with a season Pink for winter Makes a lot sense with Sidman tells you that Pink blooms powder soft over pastel hills At the same time colors repeat themselves Pink also happens to be a spring color And here in secret places peeps Pink hairless featherless the color of new things The color is now the crisp cold morning light on the one hand and the soft unprotected underbelly of a helpless creature on the other Generally I don t have much respect for summer Don t get me wrong I love it when I m in it But reading about it Blah blah sand blah blah sun So how much impressive it is to me when Sidman brings summer to life just as she does every season in a way that doesn t rely on old tropes and overused phrases When talking about a warm twilight she writes simply Purple pours into summer evenings one shadow at a time so slowly I don t notice until hill house book in my hand and Pup s Brown spots are all Purple So she does a good summer but the real test How does she treat my favorite season of the year fall Well for starters she brings up the green that you see in the fall Green is tired dusty crisp around the edges That is true Brown rules the fall red falls from the trees and yellow becomes the school bus Purple is the smell of old leaves crushed berries suishy plums with worms in them Purple the smell of all things mixed together And finally the great and powerful orange of Halloween alongside the black resting in dark branches Brilliant And of course there are the pictures Another co worker of mine they re an outspoken crew found the fact that a lot of animals and people wear crowns in this book just a bit too twee This is true There is a crown on the main character whosoever that person is and on the animals as well I agree that crowns can be considered twee particularly when they hover over the baby birds heads but fortunately A I wasn t distracted by them until I was told to notice them and B I find them fun than anything else Crooked crowns like those worn by Jughead or Bugs Meaney are particularly cool Besides it takes a hard and hardened heart not to enjoy the illustrations in this book which are not twee in the least Now I ll confess to you that Zagarenski is working with mixed media paintings on wood with computer illustrations for spice and I am not always a mixed media fan I tend to like my media unmixed but this artist does a stand up job of conjuring up the very temperature of a season Those black summers feel muggy and that fall so crisp You come to trust Zagarenski s choices So much so that even a whale in a night sky makes perfect sense in the context of its surroundings You do not uestion these selections She gives you no reason to The design is particularly pleasing too The designers of the world simply do not get enough credit sometimes Maybe this is all Zagarenski but the poems really work beautifully within and with the illustrations We ve all seen those children s books where the picture book text has been dismissed to a plain white border produced solely for the purpose of making the words legible Here the words are readable and they always make sense that they crop up where they do You wouldn t put them anywhere else From a purposeful standpoint I will sometimes get teachers or parents in my library looking for poetry collections that support the curriculum in one way or another I had one woman come in looking for poems about shapes it can be found but it s not easy Colors and seasons are similar reuests and I m sure that there are children s librarians all over the country fielding such reference uestions Sometimes you have to rely on some dilapidated old title that just happens to be what you need And sometimes just sometimes you can hand them something like Red Sings from Treetops secure in the knowledge that you ve just introduced your patrons to something fabulous The first time I hand this to a patron I know I ll be positively giddy and probably repeating Have you seen it Have you seen it Have you seen it like a broken record Beautiful in every possible sense of word this is a book that engages both the heart and the eyes Necessary purchaseFor ages 4 8