From Publishers Weekly
An African-American girl has a solitary frolic with nature; according to PW , "a bucolic mood prevails" in this "simple, lively book that does verbal flips and somersaults in fresh word play." Ages 3-6.
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K In perfect harmony of text and illustration, Carlstrom and Pinkney extol the joy of being a vigorous, curious child exploring the delights of a lovely summer day. Exuberant Anna, a pony-tailed little black girl in a bright yellow dress, frolics through luxuriant flower gardens, a rasp berry patch, and weedy wildflowery meadows; rolls down a green hillside; hops across a cool, froggy stream; stands sturdily up in a tree; crouches to examine insects under a rock; and finally falls asleep in the grass. The text, in free verse form, is melodious with internal rhymes, repetitions, and varied rhythms. Exquisite full-page illustrations in water color, gouache, and colored pencil depict a charming girl amid brilliant floral mag nificence and radiate summer warmth and beauty. The facing pages set off the verses attractively with a border of blos soms and leaves and a center portrait of an individual bloom, berry, burr, or other element from the larger illustration. Pa tricia Pearl, First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, Va.
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