ONE HOT SUMMER DAY by Nina Crews

ONE HOT SUMMER DAY

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Age Range: 2 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The debut of a welcome new voice and vision, in photographs of a steamy summer cityscape and remembrances of the hottest of days. A little girl in beaded braids prances her way through this bright book; its full-color photos have a casual snapshot quality. The visual interest lies in the fresh and intriguing way these snapshots are collaged with other media into an urban narrative for very young children. Caramel-colored arms reach down from the top of a page to fry an egg on a tan sidewalk; sneakers ``splash'' through wavy cut-outs of water; streaky, painted raindrops underscore the actual wetness of the streets. The first-person narration is simple, written in a colloquial present-tense, and progresses with the pictures to the dramatic, cooling storm. (Picture book. 2+)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-688-13393-2
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Greenwillow
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1995




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