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Greetings, Sun
     

Greetings, Sun

by Philis Gershator, Da Gershator, Phyllis Gershator, Synthia Saint James (Illustrator), David Gershator
 

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At last-paperback versions of all-time favorite children's books from Dorling Kindersley! Every young reader will find something fascinating on this exciting list. Affordable prices and outstanding quality make Dorling Kindersley Paperbacks the perfect choice for helping children read every day.

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At last-paperback versions of all-time favorite children's books from Dorling Kindersley! Every young reader will find something fascinating on this exciting list. Affordable prices and outstanding quality make Dorling Kindersley Paperbacks the perfect choice for helping children read every day.

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Children's Literature - Michelle H. Martin
Receiving inspiration from African praise songs, the Gershators begin this vibrant, colorful picture book in this way: "The stars are hiding, all but one. Good morning, good morning, good morning, sun. Greetings, sun, Greetings, breeze. Greetings, toes, Greetings, knees." As children of color dance along its pages, celebrating the dawning of a new day, the book's rhyming text encourages an awareness of many of the things that we see every day but to which we pay little attention. Bright primary colors will attract young readers, but adult readers will appreciate the visual presentation of literacy as the characters greet the school, learn the alphabet, and enjoy a story with their father before bedtime. Readers who have enjoyed the lyrical quality of bedtime stories will certainly find this appealing.
Bold paintings illustrate this poem inspired by African praise songs. Two young children in the Caribbean start the new day by greeting the sun, their clothes, breakfast, and school friends. As day ends they welcome the stars, moon, and nighttime rituals with the same greeting. A gentle rhyming celebration. 2000, DK Ink, $5.95. Ages 3 mo. to 5. Reviewer: C. Henebry SOURCE: Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1Two children who live on a tropical island greet the objects and routines they encounter during the course of a typical day. With gentle humor, the verses, inspired by African praise songs, celebrate the commonplace world, from the morning sun to breakfast ("Greetings, toast./Greetings, jelly./Greetings, butter./Greetings, belly") to school, and back home for the family's evening routine. The simple, graphic images, painted in bright, contrasting colors, are filled with motion and energy. Saint James's faceless characters are so vivid that readers almost see their features. Scenes of the beach, classroom, and home provide a flash of local color and are perfectly suited to the text in both mood and complexity. Though this versatile book would make a lovely bedtime story, it would also be effective as a group read-aloud. Eye-catching illustrations and a cleverly repetitious text will appeal to preschool children and invite kindergartners to chime in on a second reading. Beginning readers will also enjoy the story. Gentle as an ocean breeze, this understated book will find a wide audience.Tana Elias, Meadowridge Branch Library, Madison, WI
Kirkus Reviews
Toddlers will delight in this cheerful, colorful rhyme that is easy to remember and easy to chant: "The stars are hiding,/all but one./Good morning, good morning,/good morning, sun./Greetings, sun./Greetings, breeze./Greeting, toes./Greetings, knees." The couplets celebrate all aspects of daily life, from rituals to body parts, meals, school, and family. While the rhymes can become tongue-tangling, the appealing illustrations never falter. Saint James extends the rhyme with her distinctive paintings that turn abstract, flat shapes into expressive, gesticulating people set against solid backgrounds in complementary colors. Action, emotion, and story are conveyed through thoughtful compositions and a grand use of vivid color. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789426604
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
05/29/2000
Edition description:
1 PBK ED
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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