Ready for Spring

Ready for Spring

by Marthe Jocelyn
     
 
What am I going to wear? The question that diverts us all is first presented in the toddler years when the mastery of getting dressed is a triumph and opinions about clothing are emphatic.

These four board books illustrated by collage-artist Marthe Jocelyn are a unique tribute to the colors, textures, and patterns that make clothes a child’s favorite pastime.

Overview

What am I going to wear? The question that diverts us all is first presented in the toddler years when the mastery of getting dressed is a triumph and opinions about clothing are emphatic.

These four board books illustrated by collage-artist Marthe Jocelyn are a unique tribute to the colors, textures, and patterns that make clothes a child’s favorite pastime.

Ready for Spring displays a full wardrobe, introducing lovely words like turtleneck and galoshes, and allowing even the very young reader to be an expert on what should be worn next season.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the series:
“Jocelyn's trademark collages are an important part of the four books. Appropriately, the clothing items are all clearly defined while usually being placed on a patterned or textured background. The background colors mirror the colors one normally sees during a particular season….  In addition to being a public library purchase, the Jocelyn quartet, if not received as a gift at baby showers, is a "must buy" by parents who want to introduce their very young children to the world of imagination contained in books.” Highly Recommended
Canadian Review of Materials

Praise for Hannah’s Collections:
“Tidy and temptingly tactile collages show the young heroine contemplating her many collections.… Pack rats should all be this artistic.” — Publishers Weekly

Praise for Hannah and the Seven Dresses:
“The vibrant collage art, using fabrics of every colour and texture is the perfect medium for this energetic story.” — Brandon Sun

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Somehow I was not expecting a board book about spring to be filled with pictures of clothing. It starts by telling young listeners to take off their pajamas and select the proper clothing for this time of year. Since it is still a little cool, options include an undershirt, socks, pants, shirt, sweater, hat, boots, and a raincoat. After all spring does often bring rain showers. Now these two kids on the last spread are set for whatever spring might bring, especially those rain showers. Jocelyn has created a simple lesson in learning the various pieces of clothing that kids would normally wear, but the illustrations are the real treat. They consist of fabric and paper to make attractive collages, and the children depicted represent more than one ethnic group. Other books in the series address the remaining seasons. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887768491
Publisher:
Tundra
Publication date:
04/08/2008
Pages:
16
Sales rank:
1,266,351
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 6.01(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Marthe Jocelyn is an award-winning author and illustrator who worked for many years as a toy designer before turning her hand to writing. She has written nine picture books, one of which, Hannah’s Collections, was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Award for Illustration, and six novels, including the critically acclaimed works of historical fiction, Mable Riley and How it Happened in Peach Hill. Jocelyn has also written a nonfiction account of the Foundling Hospital in London, England, entitled, A Home for Foundlings. She is the editor of two short story collections, Secrets and First Times. Marthe Jocelyn divides her time between New York and Stratford, Ontario.

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