Red Sings From Treetops

Red Sings From Treetops

A Year in Colors

Book - 2009
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The names of colors are woven into unrhymed poems that celebrate the seasons.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009
ISBN: 9780547014944
Branch Call Number: EASY 811 SID 2009
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Zagarenski, Pamela, illus


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JCLLizW Aug 06, 2020

Sidman's verse combined with Pamela Zagarenski's artwork creates an atmosphere that is both whimsical and comfortably familiar. This book felt like a perfect celebration of nature, with writing that is beautiful and adventurous.

pswright Sep 14, 2018

Though not my favorite of Joyce Sidman's poetry, I do love how the colors are personified. And the illustrations are delightful.

Feb 16, 2012

Loved the illustrations. Didn't love the poetry.

Dec 09, 2009

"In Spring, / Red sings / from treetops: / cheer-cheer-cheer, / each note dropping / like a cherry / into my ear." Joyce Sidman celebrates the seasons in poetry, playfully using colours to represent objects as well as describe them: "Orange ripens in / full, heavy moons, / thick with pulp and seed. / Orange flickers, / all smoke and candles. / Orange eyes. / Orange cheeks. / Orange teeth." Each time a colour is mentioned in the text, it is printed in that colour. Pamela Zagarenski's quirky mixed-media artwork is a good match; the overall effect is of joyous whimsy. I especially like the crowns worn by humans, animals and birds. Pre-school to Grade 3.

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