In the Fiddle Is a Song: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Hidden Potential

In the Fiddle Is a Song: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Hidden Potential

by Durga Bernhard
     
 
An acorn is not just an acorn. Somewhere deep inside is a tree waiting to grow tall. And that golden wheat swaying in the breeze? It's bread, just waiting to be baked. There's hidden potential all around us. There's even hidden potential inside you! This special lift-the-flap book will open your eyes to the remarkable possibilities within the ordinary things we see

Overview

An acorn is not just an acorn. Somewhere deep inside is a tree waiting to grow tall. And that golden wheat swaying in the breeze? It's bread, just waiting to be baked. There's hidden potential all around us. There's even hidden potential inside you! This special lift-the-flap book will open your eyes to the remarkable possibilities within the ordinary things we see every day.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"With rhythmic phrasing and rhymes at some sentence endings, the verse is evident when read straight through. Many children, however, will find it more satisfying to pause and talk about the ideas that arise as the pages unfold." -Booklist
All around us -- and inside us -- lies the potential for beauty, strength, and creativity. Not a bad message to send a child, is it? Bernhard's earthy palette and naturalistic drawings underscore this fundamental law of life. "In the acorn," children discover by lifting a flap, "is a tree waiting to grow tall," and "in the clay" they find "a pot waiting to be shaped." These inspiring transformations hit home at the conclusion, where the lift of a flap reveals a boy galloping bareback on a horse: "In you is a story waiting to be told." (Ages 2 to 4)
Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2006
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-This unique book is rendered in soft gouache watercolors, bestowing a traditional Old World look that is full of warmth and charm. Simplicity is the key, as nature's bounty is visually transformed into human treasures. An acorn turns into a tree, the Earth's clay becomes an artistic pottery piece, wheat becomes bread, and a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. Children will marvel at nature's wonders and will be ready to join in the dancing as the fiddle produces a song. This is a great read-aloud and a good choice for early readers. Combine it with Verna Aardema's Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain (Dial, 1981) for an artistic visual program about nature.-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811849517
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
04/20/2006
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
1 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Durga Bernhard has written and illustrated several children's picture books including To & Fro , Fast & Slow ; Eagles: Lions of the Sky ; and A Ride on Mother's Back . She lives in New York.

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