I Love You: A Rebus Poem

I Love You: A Rebus Poem

by Jean Marzollo, Suse Macdonald
     
 

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The parent reads the words and the child "reads" the pictures in this irresistible rhyme, by the author of the I SPY books. "Every bird loves a tree/Every flower loves a bee/Every lock loves a key/And I love you." This book is a warm and loving experience for parent and child to share. On another level, it's an educational reading readiness tool.

Suse MacDonald,

Overview

The parent reads the words and the child "reads" the pictures in this irresistible rhyme, by the author of the I SPY books. "Every bird loves a tree/Every flower loves a bee/Every lock loves a key/And I love you." This book is a warm and loving experience for parent and child to share. On another level, it's an educational reading readiness tool.

Suse MacDonald, who received the Caldecott Honor for Alphabatics, has illustrated the text with great whimsy and charm. Readers will chuckle with delight at the sock that loves the shoe and the 1 that loves the 2, while lovable koalas, pigs, sheep, and bunnies will leave readers feeling all warm and cozy.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
For this sweet valentine to youngest children, Marzollo (the I Spy series) and MacDonald (Alphabatics) join forces in a combination concept book and rebus. Word pictures substitute for the verse's nouns--and for the words "I love you," which end each of the four quatrains. Marzollo's natural instinct for preschoolers' view of the world is in evidence: "Every bird loves a tree,/ Every flower loves a bee,/ Every lock loves a key,/ And I love you." The pairings (one per spread) will be immediately recognizable to youngsters, and the closing "I love you" refrain pictures snuggling pigs, a mother and baby koala bear and courting rabbits. MacDonald's images of a wave hugging a whale, and of two ducks in flowered bathing caps racing into a lake, are especially winning. Ages 2-6. (Jan.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Sometimes, children's desire to read precedes their abilities. You can ease this potentially frustrating situation with books that contain rebuses (or pictures that symbolize words). While parents decipher the words, children have a part to play as they decode the pictures. Jean Marzollo's I Love You: A Rebus Poem has only a few bold-typed words and several clear pictures on every page. The poem's rhythms provide additional support so that before long children will be able to read the words, too. 2000, Scholastic, Ages 3 to 7, $7.95. Reviewer: Susie Wilde
Children's Literature - Susan Hepler
You only have to master four words in order to read this rebus poem. Four rhymed stanzas pair off what loves what and each ends with symbols for "and I love you." It's a perfect read-aloud for new readers and a wonderful read-with for preschoolers. The rebus verses are also repeated without the picture in the back of the book. Suze MacDonald's humorous paintings feature plenty of light touches and heart shapes that lovingly float up from various animal pairs making this just right for Valentines Day, or any other day for that matter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590376563
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.14(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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