Hannah's Collections

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Hannah loves to make collections. Whether it’s new barrettes for her hair or seashells from the shore, she likes to gather things and sort them by size, shape, and color.

But now she is facing a dilemma. The children in her class have been invited to bring their favorite collection to school. How can she possibly pick a favorite?

Once again, Hannah’s boundless imagination wins the day. She finds a way to show ...

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Overview

Hannah loves to make collections. Whether it’s new barrettes for her hair or seashells from the shore, she likes to gather things and sort them by size, shape, and color.

But now she is facing a dilemma. The children in her class have been invited to bring their favorite collection to school. How can she possibly pick a favorite?

Once again, Hannah’s boundless imagination wins the day. She finds a way to show off all of her collections in a surprising new way.

From the Hardcover edition.

"Hannah has many collections, but she can only bring one to school. How will she choose? Ingenuity wins in this colourful collage of fabric art illustrations" Cf. Our choice, 2001.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"Tidy and temptingly tactile collages show the young heroine contemplating her many collections, here neatly arranged against a variety of backgrounds," noted PW. "Pack rats should all be this artistic." Ages 3-6. (Apr.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Hannah loves to collect things. So much so, that when her teacher ask the class to bring in a collection, Hannah does not know which one to choose. She has buttons, feathers, popsicle sticks, and barrettes. Dolls line her shelf and she wears her ring collection on her hands. Should she bring her button collection or her popsicle stick collection, her feather collection or her seashell collection? She has so many collections and she wants to bring them all to class. How is she ever going to choose just one collection? She loves them all! Hannah looks at all of her wonderful things which she has sorted and counted and ponders what to do. Just as Hannah is about to explode with trying to decide, she comes up with a very clever solution. As Hannah sorts out her dilemma, the reader is carried along by the colorful multi-media pictures Jocelyn provides of Hannah's many treasures. This visually pleasing and excitingly fresh picture book is great for children learning to count. 2003 (orig. 2000), Tundra, Ages 3 to 5.
—Zeta Shearill
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-In this bright, bold picture book, Hannah's teacher has announced that students may bring a collection to share with the class on Friday. This presents a dilemma for Hannah, who keeps buttons, Popsicle sticks, shells, leaves, feathers, barrettes, dolls, leather purses, and more. Which should she bring? Her clever solution is to create a sculpture with various items from her many collections. Colorful collage illustrations incorporate cloth, paper, and found objects against patterned backgrounds. This story will appeal to children who love to collect, and it makes a good introduction to show-and-tell. Math classrooms will want to add it to their shelves for its treatment of the skills collecting teaches including counting and sorting.-Meghan R. Malone, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Readers with a penchant for collecting things will be enthralled by Jocelyn's (Earthly Astonishments, 2000, etc.) youthful hobbyist and her eclectic assortment of objects. A classroom assignment impels Hannah to examine her bric-a-brac in search of the ultimate collection to bring to school. Hannah's found treasures are a conglomeration of discarded objects that could easily be dismissed as waste materials by the unimaginative: used popsicle sticks, miscellaneous seashells, and stray feathers become the medium for her creative expression. With each collection meticulously arranged and counted, young readers are provided with an intriguing foray into counting. Ultimately, Hannah's search inspires her to try a new venue—sculptures—to exhibit some of her favorite things. Woven out of the minutiae of everyday life, Jocelyn's collages celebrate the ingenuity of children. Each page highlights one of Hannah's collections. Organized to resemble a scrapbook, the text is printed on a white rectangular piece of paper, framed by a colorful cut-out border and surrounded by the items described. The diverse objects, sorted out via individual characteristics and grouped accordingly, form fascinating studies in design, texture, and symmetry; popsicle sticks are laid out in geometric patterns while random buttons are arranged into neat categories of shape, size, and color. A dazzling book to stimulate reader's imaginations and creativity. (Picture book. 3-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887766909
  • Publisher: Tundra
  • Publication date: 1/20/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 272,219
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Marthe Jocelyn is a talented and versatile author and artist. She has written two novels for middle readers, The Invisible Day and The Invisible Harry, and a novel for young adults, Earthly Astonishments. She also wrote and illustrated the first story about Hannah, Hannah and the Seven Dresses. Marthe Jocelyn and her family divide their time between New York City and Stratford, Ontario.

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