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Title:
And here's to you!
Author:
Elliott, David, 1947-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2004.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
A rhyming celebration of all sorts of creatures, from the Feather People (birds) to the Dreaming People (dogs) and even the People People.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.9 0.5 77504.
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ISBN:
9780763614270
Format :
Book

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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!
Birds!

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.


Author Notes

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!"


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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-A life-affirming look at nature's beings. The lively, rhyming text celebrates different creatures, including "The Feather People" (birds), "The Bubble People" (fish), "The Leggy People" (bugs), "The Purring People" (cats), "The Giving People" (cows), and "The People People" (humans). Finally, the focus is placed on readers: "And here's to you!/The You Person!/You!/Here's to the sweet you,/The messy and the neat you,/The funny-way-you-eat you-. The total and complete you." The effervescent, entertaining cartoons, done in oils, perfectly complement the narrative. Together, the words and pictures create a powerful package that conveys a sense of appreciation for all living things.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.