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With her characteristically vibrant artwork, Ehlert depicts the planting of a family garden. Ages 3-7.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
PreSchool-Grade 1 Planting a Rainbow , a companion to Ehlert's Growing Vegetable Soup (HBJ, 1987), is a dazzling celebration of the colorful variety in a flower garden and the cyclical excitement of gardening. A young child relates in ten simple sentences the yearly cycle and process of planning, planting, and picking flowers in a garden. Mother and child plant bulbs in fall, order seeds from catalogs in winter, eagerly anticipate the first shoots of spring, select seedlings in summer, ``and watch the rainbow grow,'' reveling in the opulence of color. The power of this book lies in the glowing brilliance and bold abstraction of the double-page collages. Ehlert combines simple, stylized shapes of flat, high intensity color into abstract yet readily identifiable images of plants and flowers while clearly and colorfully labeling each plant on an adjacent garden marker. Children will especially delight in the six pages of varying width depicting all the flowers of each color of the rainbow. A celebration of the garden, the power of shape and color, and the harmony of text and image in a picture book. Pamela Miller Ness, The Fenn School, Concord, Mass.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Purchased this board book in "like new" condition. Some wear on the spine, but this is to be expected. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Bought as part of a garden-themed birthday gift for one year old. She loves it!Published 2 months ago by Mr. & Mrs. James Upshaw
This was a gift for my Granddaughter and she loves it. The toy is sturdy and I can see her having lots of play time with it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Deborah Maguire
My 1.5 year old daughter just loves this book. The colors are bright, the board book is a nice size and the pages are easy to turn. Read morePublished 4 months ago by L. Brenner
Just the perfect book to teach new granddaughter about gardeningPublished 5 months ago by Posies and cats