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Bright Eyes, Brown Skin

Bright Eyes, Brown Skin

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by Cheryl Willis Hudson, George Ford
     
 

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Four children who feel good about who they are and how they look enjoy the activities of a typical day at school, happy and brimming with confidence and self-esteem.

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Four children who feel good about who they are and how they look enjoy the activities of a typical day at school, happy and brimming with confidence and self-esteem.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Igus's comfortable story unwinds through a gentle and credible conversation between an African American boy and his grandfather. On his annual summer visit to the country, Noel engages in his favorite activity: fishing off a small pier. The child listens intently as his grandfather reminisces about his boyhood swims in the river, when he and his friends swung into the water from a rope attached to a large tree. This memory evokes others, and grandfather enumerates the many differences of that simpler era, when his family lived without a refrigerator, TV, telephone, indoor toilet or car. As the elder recalls the past, Bond's strikingly naturalistic, richly hued paintings give way to black-and-white drawings that effectively evoke the lifestyle of the period. At last, Noel experiences the excitement of catching his first fish, and as his grandfather remembers the thrill of his first catch, he concludes that ``it's good to see that the important things are still the same.'' Ages 6-9. (Dec.)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1-- A poem extolling the beauty of African-American children forms the basis for celebration of a positive self-image. Four attractive children engage in typical kindergarten pastimes as the rhyming text rhapsodizes about their dimpled chins, ``teeth that glisten,'' and ``very special hair and clothes.'' Whereas building self-esteem and acknowledging children's charms are commendable goals, they are not enough to build a book upon. Yes, these boys and girls are appealing, but they are so unusually cooperative and cheerful, smiling nonstop throughout the pages of this slim volume, that real live children, with all of the emotions and moods that are a part of being human, may have difficulty relating to them. --Anna DeWind, Milwaukee Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780940975231
Publisher:
Just Us Books, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Series:
Feeling Good Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
154,197
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
BR (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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Bright Eyes, Brown Skin 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I brought the first his book 12 years ago and I am buying two more copies today for two other pre-schoolers. This book is outstanding for a child's self esteem. We are living in an age of plastic surgery and eating disorders buy this book for your child.