YOU’RE A GRAND OLD FLAG by George M. Cohan

YOU’RE A GRAND OLD FLAG

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Age Range: 7 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

In his distinctive folk-art style and technique, Kimble embodies George M. Cohan’s exuberant song and tribute to the American flag with acrylic paintings on distressed wood—and the result is a bonny salute to the symbol of Americana. Each phrase of the song is in large type, boxed and bordered against white birch wood with an image or scene opposite, e.g., “You’re the emblem of . . .” is depicted with an Uncle Sam scarecrow with a crow holding a flag on each outstretched arm. The flag motif and colors appropriately dominate. Backmatter includes endnote, music score and flag facts. Cohan originally wrote the song for his show “George Washington, Jr.,” which premiered in 1906. As in The Cat’s Meow (2006), each page could be individually framed and readymade for displays. Handsomely harmonious, here’s cheers for the red, white and blue. (Picture book/song. 7-10)

Pub Date: June 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8027-9575-5
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Walker
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2007




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