PATCHWORK ISLAND by Karla Kuskin

PATCHWORK ISLAND

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Age Range: 2 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Inspired by the bright textures and patterns of the landscape on Canada's Prince Edward Island, Kuskin pens a brief poem about a mother capturing its visual effect in a quilt for her baby, who can enjoy playing on the completed needlework scene and also sleep under it: ``These island nights can grow quite cool.'' Mathers's saturated colors and clean compositions are particularly appropriate to the subject; the interplay between geometric forms and fabric patterns that at some times literally represent landscape features and at others cleverly imitate them (e.g., in a patchwork of cultivated fields) is delightful. A charming tribute, as well as a fine reminder that such a patchwork of familiar forms and intense colors makes an enriching landscape for any infant. (Picture book. 2-7)

Pub Date: May 30th, 1994
ISBN: 0-06-021242-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1994




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