Wednesday, March 18, 2009

WINDY BOOKS: "I'll Play With You"

"I'll Play With You"
by Mary McKenna Siddals
illustrated by David Wisniewski
picture book / Clarion Books
ISBN 0-395-90373-4 / 978-0395903735
available online at Amazon, B&N and others
Sun,Wind, Clouds, Rain, Stars, and Moon are waiting outside for you. Come out and play!
The cut-paper artistry of Caldecott winner David Wisniewski is joined with Mary McKenna Siddals' lyrical verse in this sweet and simple book about the joys of outdoor play. A multi ethnic group of children is featured in this ideal read-aloud, in a small format perfect for little hands to hold.
Reviews: "Multicultural kids ask the sun, wind, clouds, stars, and rain to play and are swept up with the spirit and beauty of the elements." - Nick Jr. Magazine
"Best Books" Recommended Read"A whimsical conversation with children and the elements--sun, rain, wind." - Bank Street
"Best Children's Books of the Year" (starred)"A lyrical tale about the joys of outdoor play brings together in friendship a group of multiethnic children, who romp in the sun, wind, rain, and moonlight, in a hand-sized story featuring cut-paper illustrations." - The Librarian’s Choice
"The vivid collages may inspire young listeners to enjoy some of their own running, splashing, and jumping in the great outdoors." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"A comforting solitude that suggests a fresh connection with the world." - Publisher's Weekly"
Young listeners are bound to enjoy this attractive offering and the smooth, rhythmic text is well suited to reading aloud." - School Library Journal
"A graceful tribute to nature and to children's imaginative enjoyment of it." - Emily Will in Provident BookFinder
"An excellent bedtime book, this will encourage urban and rural kids alike to engage with the outdoors." - American Library Association Booklist



{ jamie } said...

I do love books! I'll have to come back and check out some of your recommendations! :-)

Thanks for visiting my blog today, too! ♥

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...

Thank you for visiting mine.


Anonymous said...

You should check out Adventurebox books. They are great for Kids aged 6-9 and have award winning writer Michael Morpurgo as a guest author in the upcoming March issue! Win a bunch of Michael Morpurgo books here!

Kamelia said...

“I'll Play With You”" is best for kids!! I prefer to buy fun loving kids stuff from Nick Jr...