Hailstones and Halibut Bones
Ok, I was given the Wallner edition by Washoe. The pictures are lovely. But I can't rate the book. It reminds me of The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown. I should love both of them, but I actually despise them. Why?
Because they *decree.* "Content is gray, and sleepiness, too." Says who!? *I* say sleepiness is a warm brown, tbh ...more
The title poem:
What is White?
White is a Dove
And lily of the valley
And a puddle of milk
Spilled in an alley---
A ship's sail
A kite's tail
A wedding veil
And some people's
The hottest and most blinding li ...more
Through the recommendations of Memoria Press in their curriculum package it is amazing what is possible to provide in a pre-school or Junior Kindergarten experience and I’d say the bulk of the best of it is within the literature and poetry section. Since there are 33 weeks and 34 literature selections, let me start with telling you about the poetry because of this, there is really only three. Two, however that you use on a regular basis throughout the year of curriculum in the lesson plans. The...more
I think Hailstones and Halibut Bones is a great poetry Read Aloud option for grades K-5. The fact that ...more
Author: Mary O'Neill
Illustrator: John Wallner
Originally Published: 1961
Interest Level: 4-6, Grades 1 and Up
Summary: Award-winner Wallner has illustrated this full-color edition of O'Neill's classic poetry book. With a compelling sense of rhythm and with images that are clear and fresh, O'Neill explores the spectrum in 12 poems and 12 different colors. Wallner has created montages of each poem's images and colored them with various hues of the featured color. Th ...more
The Colors pose and bend their knees
Twist and turn and leap and blend
Into shapes and feelings without end..."
So begins Mary O'Neill's lovely poetry book that goes far beyond most color concept books. The illustrate each color with far more than objects, but employs unusual images, emotions, and connections to all five senses as well as the more concrete, predictable choices, e.g., "Time is purple/Just before night," "Yellow's mother's name/is gold....""Black is a ...more
My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start one.
Myself, I go ou ...more
I can think of a ton of ways to use this book in my classroom. For the older grades, I would probably use it as an introduction to poetry. I wo ...more
This is reminis ...more
Hailstones and Halibut Bones isn't quite a picture book but it is one of my favorite compilations of poetry to read with young children. Each color is represented beautifully. I used this book with my second graders a few years ago but so enjoyed reading it again for this assignment.
Each color poem tells of things that the author is reminded of in regards to that particular color. I think this book is terrific for ELL students because it is vocabulary heavy ...more
This one is so old, I'm afraid that too many people don't even know about it. So, that is why I decided to post on it. Her idea to bring the abstract world of colors into the more concrete ...more
New York, N.Y.
Illinstrated by: Leonard Weisgard.
Newly illustrated: John Wallner.
Interest Level: K-3
Reading Level: 3
Hailstones and HalibuBones is read aloud book, recommended in The Read Aloud Handbook. It is a book that could be read independently by a child who is beyond early chilhood.
This book of poetry presents thoughts and images of colors and stylized illustrations of children of varied features.
The current reade ...more
But I digress. The book itself has a poem about each color. Every poem is fantastic. And every color is painted as something beautiful and interesting and multifaceted, even the ...more