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Riassunto: A poetic invitation to enjoy the year one month at a time, this boisterous picture book features a happy menagerie engaged in a dozen seasonal pleasures: a cat skating on January ice, a mouse making a mess in May, or pigs rejoicing over pies in November. Full color.
From Kirkus Reviews: Animals celebrate seasonal delights--from an ice-skating January cat to November pigs feasting on pie and December's union of all the characters to carry a Christmas tree. At New Year's, the months are compared to 12 presents waiting to be unwrapped, with their contents revealed at the end--a striking simile; there's also much alliteration and some clever wordplay, but, overall, the poetry is amateurish. Too many words are chosen merely to fit the rhyme scheme; there are mystifying references (the ``Lotus Castle'' in August; ``our gracious hostess'' in November), and an inexcusable grammatical lapse in (``friends brings treats''). The irresistible gouache paintings far outshine the text, with humorous touches like an alligator in the extreme foreground staring hungrily at the reader, five seagulls in skydiving formation, and a jack-o'-lantern with such a long grin that it resembles--yes, the alligator! A concluding song (melody by Bill Haymes) needs an accompaniment to support its syncopated rhythms and implied harmonic changes, but the lower staff has been left blank--so why print it at all? (Poetry/Picture book. 5-8) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titolo: Alligators and Others All Year Long: A Book ...
Casa editrice: Aladdin
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Aladdin, 1997. Board book. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0689815549
Descrizione libro Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0689815549I3N00
Descrizione libro Aladdin, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0689815549