Here’s to exuberant read-alouds! This picture book ode to joy invites us to celebrate the world’s vast diversity — and feel pretty happy with our place in it, too.
Here’s to the birds!
The Feather People!
Here’s to the birds and the bears and the bugs! Here’s to the weird and wacky, the cute and creepy! From toothy fish to let-you-when-you’re-sleeping cats to lick-lick-lick-lick-lick-lick dogs, every creature is unique and lovable . . . especially you! The infectious joy of David Elliott’s wonderful read-aloud poem and Randy Cecil’s brilliant, amusing artwork is sure to have children reciting along.
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
David Elliott is the author of THE COOL CRAZY CRICKETS and THE TRANSMOGRIFICATION OF ROSCOE WIZZLE. He says of AND HERE'S TO YOU!, "My neighbor’s rooster and I were having a disagreement. I wanted to sleep in the morning; he wanted to crow. The rooster won, of course. The first verse of AND HERE'S TO YOU! is a tribute to his victory and to the joys found in simply following your nature."
Randy Cecil is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has illustrated many books for children, including ONE IS A SNAIL, TEN IS A CRAB by April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre. Of AND HERE'S TO YOU!, he says, "It’s about time that the eels and wasps got to join in on the fun with the bears and kittens!"
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"And Here's to You" is an illustrated poem celebrating the animal world and the diverse world of people. It is beautifully illustrated, with rhythmic, rhyming text. The people featured in the illustrations are multi-ethnic and varied in age and shape. The text gives equal consideration to animals fuzzy and fierce, slimy and winged. The illustrations are brightly colored, painterly, and well-integrated with the text, which flows nicely throughout the book. The poem is repetitive and paced to hold a child's attention. This book celebrates diversity and promotes acceptance of people's differences. It is suitable for children aged 4-8. I would include this book in an under-funded public library's collection because of its cheerful tone, diverse cast, and rhythmical text.
This book is so adorable! My 3 year old daughter loves it. I bought it from a book vendor and did not expect to get such a postive reaction from her. We read it all the time!
This wonderful children's book celebrates the world and all of it's creatures. From birds to cows to people to the reader, this book emphasizes an appreciation for all living things. It's clever rhyming makes it fun for children to read, plus teaches lessons in diversity, individuality, and respect for others. It can also help children feel good about themselves. I would highly recommend this book!
This is the best book I have read in years! No one can convince me that this masterpiece should be limited to the children's picture book category. It is MUST reading for everyone. Announce it to the world!!