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Title:
I see a star
Author:
Marzollo, Jean.
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Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, 2002.
Physical Description:
29 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary:
Easy text and rebuses introduce various characters as they prepare for a Christmas pageant.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780439266161
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

From the author and illustrator team that created I LOVE YOU: A REBUS POEM comes I SEE A STAR, an adorable rebus book about a Christmas pageant.

CAN YOU SEE A STAR?
I SEE A STAR.
CAN YOU SEE A CAMEL?
I SEE A CAMEL.

A rebus text introduces readers to each character, while the illustrations communicate the helpfulness, cooperation, and excitement that precede a Christmas pageant.


Author Notes

Jean Marzollo was born Jean Martin in Manchester, Connecticut on June 25, 1942. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1964, and received a master's degree in teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1965. After graduating, she taught high school English for several years and then became involved in educational publishing. She was the editor of Scholastic's kindergarten magazine Let's Find Out for twenty years.

Her first book for parents, Learning Through Play, was published in 1972 and her first children's book, Close Your Eyes, was published in 1978. She wrote over 150 books for children and has illustrated some of her own children's books starting in 2003. Her works include the I Spy series; Soccer Sam; Mama Mama/Papa Papa; Close Your Eyes; Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King; and the Shanna Show books. She died in her sleep of natural causes on April 10, 2018 at the age of 75.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

K^-Gr. 2. Most rebus stories substitute pictures for nouns. Marzollo takes the process a step further, ending with a story that has no multiletter words at all. Each multiletter word is represented by a letter (B for be, C for see, U for you) or a picture. A child must be old enough to recognize numbers and letters to read the whole story, though kids just learning to read may enjoy identifying the pictures and hearing adults or older siblings struggle with letters for a change. The letters and symbols make up a dialogue among children preparing for a Christmas pageant. The text appears on the left-hand pages; on the facing pages, the bright line-and-wash illustrations show cheerful children before and during the show. A bit of fun for those who enjoy word games. --Carolyn Phelan


Publisher's Weekly Review

Another pageant unfolds in Suse MacDonald's watercolors for Jean Marzollo's rebus story I See a Star. A rebus key introduces the 17 words of text; the q&a format makes it easy to get in the groove ("[can] U C a [camel]?/ [eye] C a [camel]"). (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-This simple story about a group of children getting ready for a Christmas pageant is told entirely in rebus form. Bold, colorful graphics represent a question and a reply on left-side pages; a picture on the facing page clearly illustrates the action. For example, the translated icons on one page "read": "Can you see three kings? I see three kings." The accompanying picture shows three children donning their robes and crowns. An easy-to-follow key and recognizable artwork work well in tandem to present a clear, repetitive tale for emerging readers.-S. P. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.