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Red Sings from Treetops: A Year In Colors (2009)

by Joyce Sidman

Other authors: Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator)

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This is a beautiful series of short poems celebrating the colors of the various seasons. The poems are short but capture the spirit of the seasons, and the artwork is gorgeous. ( )
  Tarawyn | Dec 1, 2017 |
This book is a poetry book about the seasons. What I love about this book is the illustrations. The depictions of each season is so creatively done, and I love it. Each poem relates colors to each season and then describes what happens in the seasons as well. I love how the illustrations brings out the artistic nature of the poetry. There is a minimal amount of text on each page, and yet every page says so much. For example “in spring white sounds like storms: snapped twigs and bouncing hail, blink of lightning and rattling boom” is all the text on one page from the book. That is what makes this book stand out to me, because the story jumps out from the pictures with guidance from the text, whereas most books are the other way around. Two things readers can take away from this text is that each season is unique, and poetry is a form of art. ( )
  Cbrown81 | Oct 10, 2017 |
The descriptive nature of this book makes it good for children to visualize in their minds and be able to draw pictures of what they thought about.
  mhenderson93 | Aug 8, 2017 |
"Red sings from treetops" is a poetry book. The book used poems of free verse and rhyming to create the story line. The book goes through each season of the year but describes each season with a color relating to the season. It also shows what happens during those seasons. My personal reaction to this book is confusing, I don't really like he type of poems they use, it makes the book confusing to follow.
  lexiedelg | Apr 13, 2017 |
This book looks at each season through the role different colors play in each season.
This book is a good example of poetry because it has a large amount of imagery. This book is one entire poem, and it is a free verse poem. An example of the figurative language and imagery in this book can be seen in painting pictures of what things look like instead of stating it directly: "Green darkens, shrinks / stiffens into needles."
Media: mixed media paintings
Age Appropriateness: Primary
  khofer15 | Mar 2, 2017 |
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For Eli, who helps me see color-and the world-in new ways. --J.S.
For Martha. --P.Z.
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In spring, red sings from treetops: cheer-cheer-cheer, each note dropping like a cherry into my ear.
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This book takes readers through all of the seasons.  It describes where the colors can be found during each season, like green who is queen in the summer.  This story used a lot of figurative language.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0547014945, Hardcover)

With original and spot-on perceptions, Joyce Sidman brings the colors of the seasons to life in a fresh light, combining the senses of sight, sound, smell and taste. Illustrator Pam Zagarenski's interpretations go byeond the concrete, allowing us to not just see color, but feel it.

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Nature displays different colors to announce the seasons of the year.

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