Round the Garden

Round the Garden

by Omri Glaser, Byron Glaser, Sandra Higashi
     
 

Children will delight in this charming tale of a tear that helps form a puddle that creates a cloud that makes the rain fall that waters the garden that causes the vegetables to grow that makes the gardeners cry (from peeling onions) . . . This easy-to-read, imaginative tale, written by eight-year-old Omri Glaser, is inspired by the cyclic movement of water through… See more details below

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Children will delight in this charming tale of a tear that helps form a puddle that creates a cloud that makes the rain fall that waters the garden that causes the vegetables to grow that makes the gardeners cry (from peeling onions) . . . This easy-to-read, imaginative tale, written by eight-year-old Omri Glaser, is inspired by the cyclic movement of water through the earth and atmosphere. It will have children looking at rain and dripping faucets in a whole new way! Digitally created, bold, vibrant illustrations make this picture book ideal for young children. 34 pages of illustrations in full color, 9 x 9"

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Asked to write a Japanese box poem in his first grade class, Byron Glaser's son, Omri (now eight years old), conceived a brief musing on the cycles of nature. When a tear provoked by a bee sting falls from a child's eye to the ground, it evaporates in the sun's heat, becomes part of a cloud "that made the rain fall" and gives nourishment to a vegetable garden where onions grow. Completing the cycle, the onions, when eaten, "made the gardeners cry" tears of pride and joy. The senior Glaser and Higashi (whose design firm also created the Zolo and Bonz toys) riff on this one-sentence text with boldly hued, digitally created full-bleed illustrations. Pages facing the text feature a single iconic image (the text reading "that watered the garden," for instance, faces a slick image of a tomato on a field of pure turquoise); these alternate with double-page nature panoramas with a soup on of didacticism (e.g., each type of cloud in a pink and orange sky is carefully labeled). More often than not, the eye simply skates across the shiny surfaces; ultimately, this is a junior version of a coffee-table book. Ages 3-7. (Apr.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-K-This circular story is really about the water cycle. Sort of. "This is the tear/that made the puddle/that the sun evaporated/that made the cloud/that made the rain fall/that watered the garden/that made the onion grow/that made the gardeners cry." That's the text. The computer-generated artwork is bright and the stylized graphic illustrations are sometimes cluttered and sometimes stark. Franklyn Branley's Down Comes the Rain (HarperCollins, 1997) and Mark Rauzon's Water, Water Everywhere (Sierra Club, 1994) do a better job of introducing the concept in an accessible and attractive manner.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Karen Carden
[A] stunning book. It's hard to rave about most books that explain the hydrological cycle, buththis isn't just another science book. It's a fresh, vivid approach to one aspect of earth science...The tightly written, poem like text and bold digital art make this a book to plant in every kid's hands.
The Christian Science Monitor

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810941373
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1900
Pages:
34
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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