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Fritz and the Beautiful Horses (Sandpiper Books) Paperback – September 21, 1987
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"And hand and hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon, The moon, They danced by the light of the moon."
I bought this for my 4-year old niece but because it is SO beautiful I am buying another copy to keep for myself. Maybe two. Its magical.
Jan Brett is one of my favorite children's author/illustrators. Her work is so imaginative and vivid. "The Umbrella" is certainly no exception. Open to the first two full color pages and look for all the hidden and semi-hidden rain forest animals. You will meet them in the story.
Little Carlos tells his father on the first page he plans to go into the rain forest (cloud forest, he calls it) to spy a jaguar, a monkey, a toucan, a kinkajou, and a tapir. His umbrella is really one he made of broad leaves. His papa's farm is filled with domestic animals: cat, cows, goat, chickens. In a Jan Brett book, one must look at everything, because there is so much to see. The illustrations are lush and green--this is a rain forest!
Now, this is how a Jan Brett book is arranged: A scenario is to the left of the two-page spread and it introduces part of the story. In this case it is a close-up of the umbrella tossed to the ground. To the right is another advance of the story. The big picture shows Carlos about to climb a vine into the trees. The right picture contains a tree frog who jumps into the collecting water in the boat of the upturned umbrella.Read more ›
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Book was n perfect condition...one of my childhood favorite books that I am passing onto my grandsonsPublished 5 days ago by Valerie jolley
Educational, expansive, beautiful. Part of the human experience is failing to see what is right in front of our eyes, being guided by our assumptions rather than our senses. Read morePublished 13 days ago by M. A. Gates
Even though the book was labeled as good condition, it was actually in very good condition. I am very pleased with the purchase.Published 27 days ago by greenmom
I loved this book as a kid. The illustrations are so pretty and it's a cute story.Published 1 month ago by tcfox
I read our 2 years 3 month old grandson as many books as possible as his parents speak to him mostly in Hebrew and it is up to myself and my wife to speak to him in English. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ronfeld
Bought this to read to my granddaughter. She has a pony named Fritz and this is a good story with a great message for children!Published 1 month ago by Patty K.
My daughter has this poem memorized. We love it.
So I bought this book as she is a new reader. She LOVES it. Read more