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Higher! Higher! (edition 2009)

by Leslie Patricelli, Leslie Patricelli (Illustrator)

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Title:Higher! Higher!
Authors:Leslie Patricelli
Other authors:Leslie Patricelli (Illustrator)
Info:Candlewick (2009), Hardcover, 32 pages
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This is for a very young reader but it is so fun. Little kids always like to tell you how high they went on the swing and this is all about that. The illustrations are silly and so fun!
  ChelseaLawler | Mar 13, 2014 |
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Pre k-3
This is a very cute board book for young children that describes the adventures a little girl has as she swings higher and higher on a swing. She sees balloons, planes , rockets and meet aliens! Young children will love this book. ( )
  ShantiR | Feb 27, 2014 |
A little girl and her dad are at the park and she asks him to go higher and higher on the swing. As she gets higher she imagines she see’s a giraffe and then she asks her dad to keep pushing up reaching new heights of fun and fantasy. She imagines she is above the city and then the mountains until she is in the sky next to a plane. The little girl continues to ask her dad to push her until she sees an alien. She comes back to earth on her swing and her and dad go home. ( )
  cindyavgi | Dec 12, 2013 |
A little girl asks her father for one wish: to be pushed higher and higher on the swings! Without using many words, “Higher! Higher!” repeated on most pages, the illustrations are the star of this board book, telling the story from the very first flip from the front cover to the last. The bold and colorful illustrations capture the playful imagination of young children who dream of soaring as high as the mountains, as airplanes, and even high enough to meet an alien in outer space, and the journey back to the ground. As the little girl joyfully ascends, there are picture clues to suggest where she is heading next. A captivating read aloud that will satisfy the active imagination of toddlers who have playground adventures of their own. ( )
  alizastein | Oct 30, 2013 |
This board book takes the familiar activity of playing on a swing set and shows what children might imagine as they get pushed higher into the air, with the protagonist envisioning herself swinging past giraffes, skyscrapers, and the earth’s orbit. She even gets to high-five an alien. The text does not use many more words besides the repeated cry of “Higher! Higher!” Pre-literate children are the ideal audience because the repetition of the text will help them learn the word “higher” and grasp the concept height or altitude.
Patricelli’s images that accompany her sparse text exude the fun the main character is having while she plays with her father. The style is childish, emphasized by the bright colors and the hand-lettering. Each two-page spread shows the girl on the swing and the next tall object she levels with. The illustrations also contain a hint as to what the girl will fly past next. Each page is used to tell the story, from the inside cover to the back of the book. Readers will enjoy this book so much that they might want to hit the swing set as soon as they are done reading the book. ( )
  molbhall | Sep 28, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763632414, Hardcover)

The sky’s no limit in a witty picture book about a child on a swing and the wonders of the imagination.

One child. One swing. An obliging dad. The inevitable plea to go "Higher! Higher!" Add Leslie Patricelli’s wildly expressive illustrations, and an everyday pastime reaches new heights of humor and whimsy. How high can it go? Higher than a giraffe? Taller than a mountain? Is Earth the final frontier? The creator of a popular series of board books rises to the occasion with an ingenious picture book of very few words that expresses the giddy glee of being pushed in a swing.

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One child. One swing. An obliging dad. The inevitable plea to go "Higher! Higher!" Add Leslie Patricelli's wildly expressive illustrations, and an everyday pastime reaches new heights of humor and whimsy. How high can it go? Higher than a giraffe? Taller than a mountain? Is Earth the final frontier? The creator of a popular series of board books rises to the occasion with an ingenious picture book of very few words that expresses the giddy glee of being pushed in a swing.… (more)

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Three editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763632414, 0763644331, 0763649988

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