ONE LITTLE BLUEBERRY by Tammi Salzano

ONE LITTLE BLUEBERRY

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Age Range: 1 - 4

KIRKUS REVIEW

One lone blueberry's journey from bush to treat forms the narrative thread for this nimble counting tale. The little fruit gains momentum as it rolls across the fields and leaves a growing group of insects in its wake. As the bugs multiply, their action follows suit, moving from passive observation to an animated protest at the disturbance. Two red ants point as the food flies past, while caterpillars stretch up into the air when they spy the bouncing berry. Spare declarative phrases maintain a lively pace; largely unforced rhymes clip along as the characters build from one to 10. Enthusiastic dialogue adds energy. “Nine hungry spiders crawled closer to their treat. / Ten hopping grasshoppers said, ‘Hey, it’s time to eat!’ ” Before the ravenous creatures can pounce, a speedy intruder snatches the fruit into the sky. Each smiling character reflects the chipper tone throughout, and even the berry thief becomes more friend than foe. Predominant backgrounds of blues and greens provide variation through shading. Glossy spot lamination showcases the blueberry, adding textured shine to the expansive scenes, and sturdy cardstock backing supports the sprawling grass and vast blue sky. Breezy and sweet fare. (Picture book. 1-4)
Pub Date: March 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-58925-859-4
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Tiger Tales
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 2011




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