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|New green day|
Author: Portis, Antoinette
Explore nature through evocative riddles and bold imagery that take the reader from day to night and back again.
Kirkus Reviews (03/15/20)
The Hornbook (+) (00/05/20)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 04/15/2020 Portis’ engaging offering is a lyrical guessing-game tribute to summer and a few of its unique features. The appealing format is arranged in three- to five-line riddles placed on a square of solid color on the right-hand page—for example, “I scribble on the walk in glistening ink. Read all about my nighttime travels.” Readers are invited to guess which aspect of summer is the correct answer. When the page is turned, the solution appears in hand-stamped text: “says snail.” The resolution is accompanied by an illustration of the tan-and-rust-colored gastropod on a concrete sidewalk, with dotted lines revealing its loopy trail. The author’s attractive illustrations were created using charcoal, leaf prints, and brush and ink; color was then added digitally. Words attributed to the season include tadpole, sunlight, cloud, inchworm, and thunder. From morning through night, the circular tale shows one brown-skinned girl experiencing multiple sights, sounds, and adventures on a warm day spent enjoying nature. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.
Booklist - 04/15/2020 - Copyright 2020 Booklist.