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Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts

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Simple Gifts

évaluations:
4/5 (10 évaluations)
Longueur:
35 pages
11 minutes
Sortie:
Mar 19, 2013
ISBN:
9781453296110
Format:
Livre

Description

In words, pictures, and song, a nineteenth-century hymn continues to delight “’Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free.” So begins Simple Gifts, a generations-old hymn written by the Shakers of Alfred, Maine. In that simple community, people based their lives on kindness, trust, and the joys that come when we sing and dance together. In this lush volume, acclaimed illustrator Chris Raschka brings this famous song to life, celebrating animals and landscapes with bold brushstrokes and warm colors. A cat, a rabbit, a turtle, and even the trees appear to dance to the lyrics. After all, sometimes the finest gifts are the simplest ones.

This fixed-layout ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book, features read-along narration.
   
Sortie:
Mar 19, 2013
ISBN:
9781453296110
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Chris Raschka (b. 1959) is an author and illustrator of picture books. He was born in Pennsylvania and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. He began painting as a child but was also interested in becoming a doctor, so he got a college degree in biology and applied to medical school. On the first day of class, though, he changed his mind. Raschka began to write and draw professionally; his early books include the Caldecott Honor winner Yo! Yes? (1993), The Blushful Hippopotamus (1996),and Arlene Sardine (1998). He has won acclaim for his striking, minimalist style and his ability to tell a story with just one or two dozen words. An accomplished violist, Raschka has also written many books about music, including John Coltrane’s Giant Steps (2002), Simple Gifts (1998), and Charlie Parker Played Be Bop (1992). He has won Caldecott medals for The Hello, Goodbye Window (2005) and A Ball for Daisy (2011), an entirely wordless book.

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  • (4/5)
    Thick black outlines and bright colors that seem to be a closeup so close that the pictures look abstract with the text of "Simple Gifts" at the bottom---it feels too cluttered and not simple enough. The last page discusses the song and the Shakers and has the song, musical score and text. The author says that the Shakers liked to sing it fast and dance to it.
  • (4/5)
    The book has lyrics written in the book which make it more of a sing along than a listen to the recording sort of book. The illustrations are extremely beautiful and connect very well with the story. This book would be good for younger students.
  • (3/5)
    Hmm...not too crazy about this one. The book is based on a Shaker's hymn but it just doesn't translate well into a children's book.
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    3.5 starsThis was a short sweet story about a lonely man who has had a crush on his best friend's older brother for ages. There is history and when he comes home from the war in Afghanistan for good at Christmas, they meet again. I've a feeling I would have enjoyed it even more if it had been longer and I'd had more detail about the history between the two. There is also origami.