Hailstones and Halibut Bones
I had the 1989 reissue with illustrations by John Wallner, which are completely different from the original. I think the original Leonard Weisgard illustrations did a better job of depicting the colors.
Also, Wallner, you need to be a bit m ...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
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
Unlike another reviewer I didn't feel like I was being dictated to but encouraged to think about colors and see them differently. Just my opinion.
Do agree with another reviewer - the reference to "red is an Indian" was jarring and took points off. ...more
This collection is great for middle schoolers as it introduces poetry in an easy way. Middle school students are quick to get overwhelmed, so often times you cannot dunk them in head first. Giving students poetry that is easy to get into, while touching ...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
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
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
On page 28, when talking about the color blue, I thought it was interesting that blue could be either cold or hot (like welding torch flame). I liked some of the the other things she said about black, gray, and red.
When I was little, I used to say that red was my favorite color, but I also like blue with it. And now I can’t really decide! There’s not a color I don’t like.
I can't wait to have it again since I lost it many years ago, so I can read it again and again, and to my children when the day comes. ...more
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. Children's book about colors, written as poetry, describes colors with feelings and objects. [s]||5||17||May 09, 2020 07:13PM|