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Summersaults by Douglas Florian

Summersaults (edition 2002)

by Douglas Florian, Douglas Florian (Illustrator)

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Authors:Douglas Florian
Other authors:Douglas Florian (Illustrator)
Info:Greenwillow Books (2002), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 48 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:poetry, k-3, seasons, summer

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Summersaults by Douglas Florian



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In this book "Summersaults", summer, the very best season of the year, is captured in Douglas Florian's marvelous new poetry collection, Summersaults. Mr Florian's delightful, engaging, rhyming verses are full of imagery, wordplay, energy and puns, and complemented by his cheerful childlike artwork in summer tones of bright greens, yellows, and blues.Its really nice and you will enjoy it.
  ryleangel | Jun 9, 2015 |
This book talks about why summer is great through the use of poetry,
Pierce College Library
  pdenmark | Jun 9, 2015 |
A book of summer poems. Fun
  AnnetteHarris | Jun 7, 2015 |
A book of poems that describes what they are feeling through out the book in each poem and what was going on.
  mvasquez7943 | Feb 26, 2015 |
What all happens when you do summersaults.
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It's summertime, and if you're a kid, the living can be very easy indeed. Douglas Florian's ode to the simmering, shimmering, sizzling, fizzling, flaming season of sun places every reader smack dab in the middle of a summer day (or night), with all its resident fireflies, cartwheels, green frogs, and sidewalk scooters. This companion volume to Florian's award-winning Winter Eyes celebrates summer with 48 short poems and accompanying watercolor and colored pencil illustrations. In "Bees," a child pithily reports:
I'm pleased by bees
Except for one thing:
The sting.
Against a brilliant yellow green grassy background, a redheaded boy sits placidly reading inside mosquito netting, half a dozen bees buzzing longingly nearby. Swarming with humor and honesty about barefoot days, humid nights, and those "Three words / Most cruel: / Back to school," this bright collection by the talented author-illustrator of Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs will demand year-round attention. (Ages 5 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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In 28 poems, Florian writes of hazy days, fly balls, and swimming holes.

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