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GERTRUDE IS GERTRUDE IS GERTRUDE IS GERTRUDE by Jonah Winter Kirkus Star

GERTRUDE IS GERTRUDE IS GERTRUDE IS GERTRUDE

By Jonah Winter (Author) , Calef Brown (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 10

Pub Date: Feb. 10th, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4169-4088-3
Publisher: Atheneum

Gertrude is Gertrude and a rose is a rose and Jonah and Calef are writer and artist. If Gertrude were alive then Gertrude would love this. Children, too? They probably will because the colors are colors and rich in their colors and surprising, too, whoever saw a blue man drinking tea? And artists and writers that children have heard of like Picasso and Matisse and Hemingway come to have tea with Gertrude and Alice whose job is to keep Gertrude happy. And the words are dancing and singing and having tea and being the words they want to be and so are the pictures and there is a cow. “Thank you for this cow” the story ends but it is really just beginning because readers will want to go back to the words and the colors and the tea and Alice and Gertrude and having bright, sparkling fun with words and colors and tea. (Picture book. 4-10)