Animagicals: Colors

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Mysteriously arresting images and delightfully intriguing verse - compel readers to open the flap to reveal...an Animagical. Award-winning, best-selling poet Carol Diggory Shields matches talents with a young artist who casts a unique eye on the world, Svetlan Junakovic. The results are exuberantly witty, astonishingly unexpected, and always wonderful. Each title sports twelve spreads, twelve verses with an Ogden Nash-like whimsy, and twelve visual surprises. Deceptively simple and devilishly complex-these are ...

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Overview

Mysteriously arresting images and delightfully intriguing verse - compel readers to open the flap to reveal...an Animagical. Award-winning, best-selling poet Carol Diggory Shields matches talents with a young artist who casts a unique eye on the world, Svetlan Junakovic. The results are exuberantly witty, astonishingly unexpected, and always wonderful. Each title sports twelve spreads, twelve verses with an Ogden Nash-like whimsy, and twelve visual surprises. Deceptively simple and devilishly complex-these are books that everyone from toddlers to adults can crow about.

Rhyming text and visual clues, including color, lead the reader to guess what animal is being described.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Newcomer Junakovic serves up an array of bold, perky paintings that are not always what they seem in this new series of rhyming riddle picture books. The paintings in these tall, thin paper-over-board volumes swirl with brush strokes so textured that the objects seem tactile. Each illustration accompanies one of Shields's (Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate; Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp) clever guessing-game ditties ("The very best color of all, I think,/ Is positively the color pink./ Pink is for parties and presents and bows,/ And pink's a..."). Then comes the nifty feature--the illustration folds out like a large flap and, presto-change-o, transforms into something else. For example, what is at first a curvy pink bow becomes the slender neck of a flamingo. The combinations in Music are less straightforward (an accordion turns into a caterpillar with a keyboard as a tail) and less clever. Still, the blend of whimsical creatures, fun-to-say verse and spiffy design will have young readers mastering early learning concepts and clamoring for more. Ages 3-6. (Oct.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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PreS-Gr 2-Two whimsical books with foldout pages that introduce concepts with the help of rhyming texts and cleverly chosen animals. In the first book, each page introduces a color. Folded, it looks like one thing; unfolded, an animal is revealed. For pink, for example, the page shows a pink bow. Unfold it, and a flamingo appears. The illustrations, using sweeping brush strokes, imaginative placement, and animals full of personality, are clever in the transformation from one object to another. The same technique is used in Music, in which readers see "a camel, with a drum on each hump" or a "bagpipe-playing bullfrog." Both the rhymes and pictures have fun with the similarity in sound or look of the paired instruments and animals. These books are more sophisticated and slightly more demanding than the many other lift-the-flap books that cater to toddlers, which do not have the depth of humor or thought that these two have. A witty pair perfect for lap-time sharing, storytime, or classroom guessing.-Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
One of four"Animagicals" imports (Music, On The Go, and Patterns), this stumbles along in the footsteps of Beatrice Schenck De Regniers's It Does Not Say Meow (1972), illustrated by Paul Galdone, and the like, matching a dozen riddle rhymes aimed at readers just past primary level with animal answers partially concealed behind gatefolds. Each animal is tied to a color, most of which make sense once uncovered. But though Junakovic's colorful, vigorously brushed figures look up from the tall page with an appealing range of expressions, for the most part the verbal clues are too vague (some don't even rhyme with the clue), and the visible portions of the illustrations too amorphous, for children to take more than blind stabs at the solutions. Better color books abound—this one's game is off. Inessential. (Picture book. 5-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929766048
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Series: Animagicals Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 12
  • Age range: 1 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Diggory Shields is a poet, a humorist, and a librarian — the perfect qualifications for reducing immense bodies of knowledge into a very few lines of extremely funny verse. Grateful teachers and students can direct fan letters to her in Salinas, Cal

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