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Lemonade sun : and other summer poems
Dotlich, Rebecca Kai.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Honesdale, Pa. : Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24cm
A collection of poems celebrating summer sights and sounds.
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PS3554.O773 L4 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Booklist Review

Ages 4^-8. Gilchrist's bright, sturdy acrylics work well with these child-friendly poems, simple but graced with the occasional fabulous image: sunflowers as "garden kings / with chocolate eyes" or a firefly as a "Rhinestone in / a jelly jar." Some poems on walking barefoot, dragonflies and bumblebees, and selling lemonade might be more accessible to country children than to city ones, but the joys of jump rope and jacks seem to be universal. The racially diverse cast of children who inhabit these sidewalks and meadows have individual charm; some, such as the titian-haired moppet who peers from behind a sunflower, could be portraits. --GraceAnne A. DeCandido

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 4‘The richness of Dotlich's figurative language catapults readers into the midst of summer's fun, freedom, and wonder. The collection presents a complete roster of the season's creatures, celebrations, and feelings. "Double-Dutch Song," "Jump Rope Rhyme," and "Jump Rope Talk" capture the steady rhythm of jumping rope. "A Circle of Sun" ("I'm dancing./I'm leaping./I'm skipping about.") cries out for physical enactment. Even the joy of "Reading/books/outside/at last" is included. Metaphorical descriptions of everything from fireflies to fireworks readily focus the mind's eye. Gilchrist's brightly colored, vivid acrylic illustrations marry perfectly with the poetry. A wonderful addition that will be fun to read during any season.‘Renee Steinberg, Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.