Friday, May 1, 2009

Poetry Friday: Red Sings from Treetops

I honestly think the illustrations in this lovely poetry book span every single color of the rainbow! Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors is written by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski. A collection of poems of different seasons, each with it's own span of beautiful colors, it's really the perfect poetry book to kick off the warm seasons with!

There are poems about Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter and each poem includes descriptions of that season through color. In Winter we have "white whispers" and "black tree bones," in Fall there are yellow school buses and red apples, in Summer purple evenings and turquoise water, and in Spring pink baby birds and red birds.

Incredible description just fills these pages and the descriptions are often metaphors for something else. It will be fun for your children to see if they can guess what the author is writing about, simply listening to the poem and looking at the illustrations. A beautiful, sweet book, perfect for libraries!

To learn more or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon.

Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors
Joyce Sidman
32 pages
Houghton Mifflin
April 2009

1 comment:

Irene Latham said...

Hi, I am always looking for new poetry books to share with young readers. Thanks so much for this review!