HANNAH’S COLLECTIONS by Marthe Jocelyn

HANNAH’S COLLECTIONS

by & illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 7
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Readers with a penchant for collecting things will be enthralled by Jocelyn’s (Earthly Astonishments, 2000, etc.) youthful hobbyist and her eclectic assortment of objects. A classroom assignment impels Hannah to examine her bric-a-brac in search of the ultimate collection to bring to school. Hannah’s found treasures are a conglomeration of discarded objects that could easily be dismissed as waste materials by the unimaginative: used popsicle sticks, miscellaneous seashells, and stray feathers become the medium for her creative expression. With each collection meticulously arranged and counted, young readers are provided with an intriguing foray into counting. Ultimately, Hannah’s search inspires her to try a new venue—sculptures—to exhibit some of her favorite things. Woven out of the minutiae of everyday life, Jocelyn’s collages celebrate the ingenuity of children. Each page highlights one of Hannah’s collections. Organized to resemble a scrapbook, the text is printed on a white rectangular piece of paper, framed by a colorful cut-out border and surrounded by the items described. The diverse objects, sorted out via individual characteristics and grouped accordingly, form fascinating studies in design, texture, and symmetry; popsicle sticks are laid out in geometric patterns while random buttons are arranged into neat categories of shape, size, and color. A dazzling book to stimulate reader’s imaginations and creativity. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2000
ISBN: 0-525-46442-5
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Dutton
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2000




MORE BY MARTHE JOCELYN

ChildrenONE PIECE OF STRING by Marthe Jocelyn
by Marthe Jocelyn
ChildrenONE RED BUTTON by Marthe Jocelyn
by Marthe Jocelyn
ChildrenSAM SORTS by Marthe Jocelyn
by Marthe Jocelyn
ChildrenVIMINY CROWE'S COMIC BOOK by Marthe Jocelyn
by Marthe Jocelyn

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenHECTOR THE COLLECTOR by Emily Beeny
by Emily Beeny
ChildrenTHE ART COLLECTOR by Jan Wahl
by Jan Wahl
ChildrenDEWEY BOB by Judy Schachner
by Judy Schachner