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Paper Parade
     

Paper Parade

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by Sarah Weeks, Ed Briant (Illustrator)
 
A little girl wants to go to the parade SOOOO very badly.

Her baby brother
is in need of his
nap,
nap,
nap.

What's a girl to do?

Create her own parade, of course....
starring:

Ba-rum-pum-pum!

Overview

A little girl wants to go to the parade SOOOO very badly.

Her baby brother
is in need of his
nap,
nap,
nap.

What's a girl to do?

Create her own parade, of course....
starring:

Ba-rum-pum-pum!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Hearing a "Tickity-tat" and a "Tickity-tock" a small girl desperately wants to go to the parade. But "baby brother Joe needs a nap, nap, nap." With a "snip-snipity-snip" of scissors the little girl creates her own paper circus until the moon arises and she falls fast asleep. Her parade continues in word play dreams. Three-dimensional cut paper animals and performers parade across each page with toe-tapping rhythmic words. Upon awakening, the girl competes her paper mobile to the amusement of baby brother Joe. Bright colors and cleverly-constructed paper sculptures follow the simple story. 2004, Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster, Ages 3 to 6.
—Laura Hummel
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A little girl wants desperately to go and see the parade outside her window. A "great big round bass drum./Ba-rum-/pum-/pum" and a horse and a monkey and an elephant are all marching down the street. However, "Baby/brother/Joe/needs/a/nap,/nap, /nap," so the answer is "no." Disappointed, but not without an inspiration, she grabs scissors and paper and-"snip-snipity-snip/clip-clipity-clip"-creates her own paper parade. Before long, she's in need of a nap herself and falls asleep at the table. She dreams that she's at the head of the parade beating a big drum ("Ba-rum-pum-pum/Here we come!"), while pandas, a monkey, a bear, and all kinds of circus performers follow her. When birds poke holes in her dream balloons, she wakes up, finishes a circus mobile for baby brother's crib, and gives him a kiss. Briant's clever illustrations are a perfect complement to the short, simple story. Constructed out of paper, the artwork consists of colorful figures and backgrounds that parallel the girl's activities. This imaginative book will work well in storytimes with old favorites such as Donald Crews's Parade (HarperTrophy, 1986) or newer selections such as Jonathan London's Froggy Plays in the Band (Viking, 2002).-Roxanne Burg, Orange County Public Library, CA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Forced to stay inside while a parade passes outside, a child produces a parade of her own in this tippety-tappety take on turning lemons into lemonade. Bad timing: just as band music comes floating in the window, baby brother Joe needs "a nap, nap, nap." So his apartment-bound big sister sets to with paper and scissors, constructing marching figures to a rattling, drumbeat commentary: "Tickity tee / Follow me! / Ba-rum-pum-pum / Here we come!" After dozing off for a brief parade dream, she then suspends her creations on a coat hanger over baby's crib. Briant rolls, pleats, and curls brightly colored papers to make models and modeler both, then poses them artfully against pastel backgrounds. This high-stepping debut (for him) makes an infectiously hand-clapping, toe-tapping read-aloud, as well as an invitation to the pleasures of handmade play. (Picture book. 6-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689856075
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.84(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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Paper Parade 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The illustrations are so unique and beautiful. They seem real.