Red Sings from Treetops

From Booklist: “The changing seasons have been the subject of many a picture book, but this one” — a Caldecott winner by Joyce Sidman and Pamela Zagarenski — “has a particularly unique take on the topic. Each season is explored in terms of how it encompasses colors. In the spring, ‘Red sings / from treetops . . . / each note dropping / like a cherry / into my ear.’ Green ‘peeks from buds,’ and yellow ‘slips goldfinches their spring jackets’ . . . .  In summer, ‘white clinks in drinks.’ The blue in water takes on many names: ‘turquoise, azure, cerulean’ . . . . And though one might not associate pink with winter, it ‘prickles: / warm fingers / against cold cheeks.’ All of these evocative images are matched in the imaginative illustrations. Stylized figures, intricately costumed and crowned, walk, run, and sail through Zagarenski’s artwork.” Giggle factor: not applicable. Adult enjoyment: if you like art. Illustrations: five jelly jars.


~ by kaychubbuck on July 19, 2010.

2 Responses to “Red Sings from Treetops”

  1. See the limited preview on Google Books:

  2. […] By the same Caldecott-winning author as Red Sings from Treetops, Joyce Sidman‘s Ubiquitous is aimed toward older kids, but even little ones can enjoy the animal poems […]

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