In the Tall, Tall Grass Big Book (93)

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1992 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor Book for Picture Books ALA Notable Book School Library Journal Best Book Redbook Children's Picture Book Award Winner Booklist Editors's Choice American Bestseller "Pick of the Lists" From Publishers Weekly An adventurous caterpillar unassumingly leads readers on an afternoon excursion through a backyard, unveiling nature's sights and sounds from a larva's perspective. Measured in caterpillar steps the journey is long, and before reaching the yard's end, it's time to sleep, with fireflies and bats visible in the night sky. This gentle tale is far from quiet, however--among other things, "bees hum," "wings flap" and "moles scratch." An array of vibrant verbs and boisterous onomatopoeic words in bold black type bounce across the pages, describing the various creatures ("zip, zap, tongues snap" accompanies fly-catching frogs). Fleming's textured paper and bold, almost neon hues are a perfect match for her rough-hewn animal shapes and blades of grass. The ultimate kaleidoscope effect makes this title ideal for sharing with young explorers. Ages 2-6. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From School Library Journal PreSchool-K-- Bold, bright, stylized collage illustrations capture the eye and the imagination as they depict the simple, rhyming text of this outstanding nature tale. From a caterpillar's point-of-view, children see the many happenings in the tall, tall grass: "crunch, munch, caterpillars lunch/dart, dip, hummingbirds sip" etc. Bees and birds, ants and snakes are among the daytime inhabitants. Then, with the "stars bright, moonlight" come nocturnal fireflies and bats: "good night, tall, tall grass." The childlike illustrations were created by pouring colored cotton pulp through hand-cut stencils, resulting in remarkable images. Colors--shaded and varied--range full spectrum, deep and true through sunny yellow, cobalt, plum, a dozen shades of green. On each double page appears the blue-eyed, yellow-with-orange-spots caterpillar, always in proper perspective to the other creatures. Two-year-olds (and even younger) will enjoy the rhyme and rhythm, three-year-olds exploring numbers will love counting insects, four-year-olds--who are sure they can "read"--will experience success after a few listenings, and adults won't mind the request, "Read it again, please." A real charmer. --Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NB Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Review Charming. (The Horn Book, starred review) A terrific story-hour book. As day turns to night, a caterpillar crunches and munches his way through the tall, tall grass.... Besides a treat for eyes and ears, this can be used as an introductory nature lesson. (Booklist, starred review)
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    • SKU
      PB00117
  • Series
    Big Book Editions
  • Publisher or imprint
    Macmillan
  • Author
    Fleming, Denise
  • ISBN-13
    9780805029505
  • Format
    Big Book Paperback
  • Size
    17.6" x 17.5"
  • Reading Interest
    PreK,K,1,2,3
  • # of Pages
    32
  • Date Published
    1993
1992 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor Book for Picture Books ALA Notable Book School Library Journal Best Book Redbook Children's Picture Book Award Winner Booklist Editors's Choice American Bestseller "Pick of the Lists" From Publishers Weekly An adventurous caterpillar unassumingly leads readers on an afternoon excursion through a backyard, unveiling nature's sights and sounds from a larva's perspective. Measured in caterpillar steps the journey is long, and before reaching the yard's end, it's time to sleep, with fireflies and bats visible in the night sky. This gentle tale is far from quiet, however--among other things, "bees hum," "wings flap" and "moles scratch." An array of vibrant verbs and boisterous onomatopoeic words in bold black type bounce across the pages, describing the various creatures ("zip, zap, tongues snap" accompanies fly-catching frogs). Fleming's textured paper and bold, almost neon hues are a perfect match for her rough-hewn animal shapes and blades of grass. The ultimate kaleidoscope effect makes this title ideal for sharing with young explorers. Ages 2-6. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From School Library Journal PreSchool-K-- Bold, bright, stylized collage illustrations capture the eye and the imagination as they depict the simple, rhyming text of this outstanding nature tale. From a caterpillar's point-of-view, children see the many happenings in the tall, tall grass: "crunch, munch, caterpillars lunch/dart, dip, hummingbirds sip" etc. Bees and birds, ants and snakes are among the daytime inhabitants. Then, with the "stars bright, moonlight" come nocturnal fireflies and bats: "good night, tall, tall grass." The childlike illustrations were created by pouring colored cotton pulp through hand-cut stencils, resulting in remarkable images. Colors--shaded and varied--range full spectrum, deep and true through sunny yellow, cobalt, plum, a dozen shades of green. On each double page appears the blue-eyed, yellow-with-orange-spots caterpillar, always in proper perspective to the other creatures. Two-year-olds (and even younger) will enjoy the rhyme and rhythm, three-year-olds exploring numbers will love counting insects, four-year-olds--who are sure they can "read"--will experience success after a few listenings, and adults won't mind the request, "Read it again, please." A real charmer. --Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NB Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Review Charming. (The Horn Book, starred review) A terrific story-hour book. As day turns to night, a caterpillar crunches and munches his way through the tall, tall grass.... Besides a treat for eyes and ears, this can be used as an introductory nature lesson. (Booklist, starred review)

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