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Red Sings from Treetops

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Exquisite poetry and artwork will excite kids of all ages.

Book Joyce Sidman Poetry 2009
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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Education through poetry and color

color comparison, poetry, seasons. It also let's our children practice critical thinking when we pause and ask them to figure out what the author means when she says a color behaves in a particular way. They figure out that it was worms or ice cubes! It is a mystery and beautiful! One of our favorite books; right up there with The Giving Tree.

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This book is exquisite, with poetry and artwork that individually are absolutely amazing. Taken together, the result is even more unbelievable. Colors and seasons have never seemed so interconnected and vibrant. But nothing here really hits you over the head. The message is subtle, creative, and full of song.

Joyce Sidman's poetry is the real deal, not the sing-song kind of rhyme that is sometimes dished out to kids. And Pamela Zagarensi's artwork is clever, alive, intricate, and innovative. This is a perfect pairing, and a unique and beautiful book to keep on your picture book bookshelf forever.

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