Ariel And Emily

Ariel And Emily

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by Adele Aron Greenspun, Joan Schwartz, Joanie Schwarz
     
 

Here's a delicious picture book illustrated with enchantingly tinted photographs. Against dreamy landscapes, two best friends play in the park. They stack blocks and knock them over, blow bubbles, play hide-and-seek-just the kinds of activities that engage inquisitive toddlers. Framed with intricate borders in shades of rose and lavender, the close-up images and… See more details below

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Here's a delicious picture book illustrated with enchantingly tinted photographs. Against dreamy landscapes, two best friends play in the park. They stack blocks and knock them over, blow bubbles, play hide-and-seek-just the kinds of activities that engage inquisitive toddlers. Framed with intricate borders in shades of rose and lavender, the close-up images and simple text capture the playful enthusiasm of the pink-cheeked babies in a story of friendship ideal for lap sharing.


About the Author:
This is the second picture-book collaboration of Adele Aron Greenspun and her daughter, Joanie Schwarz.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-K-A sweet book with a simple story. Two babies, Ariel and Emily, are introduced as best friends. Then off they go on an adventure to the "park," crawling across country fields, a land of wide-open spaces. They play, alone and together, and share a snack of "squishy" bananas, "Then it's time for hide-and-seek." The final page shows a rear view of the two of them in their summer jumpers, crawling toward a distant orchard. There's nothing new about this straightforward plot, but it flows smoothly and creates a solid base for the full-page, softly tinted color pictures. Photographs of the exuberant, pre-toddler pair are overlaid on muted backgrounds, and the children loom large in clear focus. At times it appears as if a layer of gauze with faint cross-hatching that resembles rain and random little stars had been placed over the backdrops. To add to the overall appeal of the art, each picture has a decorative border with both geometric and flowery components. These frames help pull the book together as a unified whole. A universal look at friendship at its purest.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
With enormous sweetness and not a little artistry, a confection offers a whole afternoon�s arc in very few words. Emily and Ariel are best friends, and their facing portraits parallel how the tykes are portrayed throughout: in like, sometimes mirror-image, poses. These hand-tinted photographs are superimposed over park-like vistas, framed in silk-ribbon-and-floral frames. So readers see the wee girls playing with balloons, or balls, or blocks, sharing a banana very entertainingly, and generally being silly, being babies, in the park. The realism of the tots� photographs is softened and made magical by the collage and hand-coloring technique; at the same time, the very simple vocabulary and the familiar toys and activities ground the uncomplicated story. The final image, of Emily and Ariel crawling off in the star-spangled grass to their next adventure, deftly closes the narrative, which never has more than a half-dozen words to the page. This mother-daughter team offers a delightful read-aloud for the very youngest. (Picture book. 2-5)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525468615
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
02/24/2003
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

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