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Hannah's collections
Jocelyn, Marthe.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Unable to decide which of her many collections to take to school, Hannah surveys her collections of buttons, shells, feathers, and other wonderful objects and comes up with a unique solution.
Reading Level:
AD 460 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.5 0.5 45320.
Format :


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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Hannah loves to make collections. Whether it's new barrettes for her hair or seashells from the shore, she likes to gather things and sort them by size, shape, and color. But now she is facing a dilemma. The children in her class have been invited to bring their favorite collection to school. How can she possibly pick a favorite? Once again, Hannah's boundless imagination wins the day. She finds a way to show off all of her collections in a surprising new way. "From the Hardcover edition."

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. Spreads and individual scenes in this bright, boldly graphic picture book possess startling clarity, a quality that enhances the book's presentation of Hannah's many collections. The story describes Hannah's dilemma: which of her beloved collections should she share with her class? After being treated to a look at assorted groupings--153 buttons, 19 feathers, and 5 rings, to name just a few--children will applaud the surprise solution Hannah devises to get a representative sampling of her collections to school. The collages, which use real buttons, shells, Popsicle sticks, barrettes, dolls, and more, will bring children back for second and third looks, but the book is more than just eye candy. The story framework presents ingenious opportunities for preschoolers to practice some important thinking skills: counting, mathematical grouping, naming objects, and creative problem solving are all seamlessly wrapped up in this fresh, visually vibrant display. --Denise Wilms

Publisher's Weekly Review

"Tidy and temptingly tactile collages show the young heroine contemplating her many collections, here neatly arranged against a variety of backgrounds," noted PW. "Pack rats should all be this artistic." Ages 3-6. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-In this bright, bold picture book, Hannah's teacher has announced that students may bring a collection to share with the class on Friday. This presents a dilemma for Hannah, who keeps buttons, Popsicle sticks, shells, leaves, feathers, barrettes, dolls, leather purses, and more. Which should she bring? Her clever solution is to create a sculpture with various items from her many collections. Colorful collage illustrations incorporate cloth, paper, and found objects against patterned backgrounds. This story will appeal to children who love to collect, and it makes a good introduction to show-and-tell. Math classrooms will want to add it to their shelves for its treatment of the skills collecting teaches including counting and sorting.-Meghan R. Malone, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.