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Title:
Good morning, garden
Author:
Brenner, Barbara.
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Publication Information:
Chanhassen, Minn. : NorthWord Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Upon entering a garden one morning, a child greets the flowers, plants, insects, and animals there.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781559718882
Format :
Book

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Upon entering a garden one morning, a child greets the flowers, plants, insects, and animals there. Ages 3-5.


Author Notes

Barbara Brenner was born on June 26, 1925, in Brooklyn, New York. Brenner attended Seton Hall College and Rutgers University from 1942-46, while also working as a copy editor at Prudential Insurance Company. Her freelance work as an artist's agent prepared her for a literary life. In 1957 she published her first book, Somebody's Slippers, Somebody's Shoes. She followed this book with an educational picture book entitled Barto Takes the Subway, designed to improve reading comprehension and sight vocabulary.

Her artistic development continued when she began to collaborate with her husband, illustrator Fred Brenner, on The Flying Patchwork Quilt. Her next book, On the Frontier with Mr. Audubon, was selected by School Library Journal as The Best of the Best among children's books published over 26 seasons. One of her bestselling titles was Wagon Wheels (published in 1978), which deals with the trials and tribulations of a close-knit African American family. In 1986, Brenner was honored with the Pennsylvania School Librarians' Association's Outstanding Pennsylvania Author Award. Brenner's most celebrated book is a collection entitled Voices: Poetry and Art from around the World, for which she was chief editor. This book received an ALA Notable Book for Children mention and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Pleasantly off-kilter rhymes pair with intricately constructed sculpted paper scenes in this carefully crafted depiction of a girl's wide-eyed daybreak explorations. Ortakales (Carrot in My Pocket) imbues her full-bleed collages with convincing perspective and depth, using shadows and precise folds that make the flowers, insects and objects appear to lift off the page. Gently creased marble-like cutouts form a remarkably realistic rock stairway, and a leathery toad peeks from underneath an overturned flowerpot. Although the girl herself never quite comes to life, innumerable details in the landscapes await on each spread to delight readers' eyes. Brenner's (What the Elephant Told) rhymes often come unexpectedly, meandering like the girl's path around her garden: "Good morning,/ orange butterfly/ drinking dew./ Good morning, blue/ delphinium,/ purple phlox,/ pink hollyhocks." The book concludes by panning over the neighborhood as it awakens with an early morning jogger and skateboarder, as the girl and her mother kneel to tend to a patch of flowers. Ages 3-5. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-A little girl steps inside her garden gate to welcome the arrival of a new day. Greeting flowers and animals, she skips and scampers about the heavenly place, depicted in hues that are fresh and vibrant. "Good morning, bee balm and bumblebees," she chants, and the alliterative tone and subtle rhyme scheme continue throughout this joyful celebration. Children already familiar with cherries and blackberries will take notice of the more unusual "-plants with funny names. Cow Vetch. Goat's Beard. Sneezeweed. Dogbane." Ortakales works with sculpted paper to convey the depth and detail of a garden replete with luscious plants and friendly creatures, both along the garden path and tucked into the underbrush. To usher in the new day and rejoice in nature's gifts, pair this with Chief Jake Swamp's Giving Thanks (Lee & Low, 1995). For a garden unit, plant it alongside Anita Lobel's Alison's Zinnia (Greenwillow, 1990) or Pat Schories's Over under in the Garden (Farrar, 1996; o.p.).-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.