Water in the Park

Water in the Park

A Book About Water & the Times of the Day

Book - 2013 | First edition.
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   From the first orange glow on the water in the pond, to the last humans and animals running home from an evening rain shower, here is a day-in-the-life of a city park, and the playground within it. A rhythmic text and sweet, accessible images will immerse parents, toddlers, and young children in the summer season and the community within a park. Seasoned picture book readers may notice Emily Jenkins's classic inspirations for this book: Alvin Tresselt's Caldecott Medal-winning White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, and Charlotte Zolotow's The Park Book, illustrated by H. A. Rey.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780375970023
9780375870026
Branch Call Number: JP Jenki
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Graegin, Stephanie - Illustrator

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LPL_DanC Aug 11, 2016

This is an all-time favorite picture book for summer in our house. Basically, it documents a day in the life of a large playground in a city park (based on Brooklyn's Prospect Park, but in many ways evocative of Lawrence's own South Park) , from dawn till dusk, with recurring appearances by a number of specific toddlers, dogs, and adults. There is something poignant and comforting about observing the course of one day, which begins with the early morning dog walkers, rises to a crescendo when the kids and heat arrive, and slows to silence as the day ends and a rainstorm moves in.

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Water, water everywhere, to swim, to splash, to drink. One day in the life of a park, told with aquatic flair.

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Water, water everywhere, to swim, to splash, to drink. One day in the life of a park, told with aquatic flair.

ChristchurchLib Sep 02, 2013

Young readers who love extremely visual storytelling won't be able to resist this inviting book about the uses for water in a busy city park. Swimming dogs, thirsty cats, splashing toddlers, water balloon-throwing kids, and all kinds of city-dwellers visit the park throughout the day, and in the evening, a rainstorm sends everyone hustling indoors. Rhythmic, low-key text allows the rich illustrations to shine: bustling scenes of the park swarming with people and animals contrast with quieter moments of natural beauty, and kids will delight in searching for recurring characters on each deliciously detailed page. Fans of fascinating, intricate illustrations may also enjoy picture books by Arthur Geisert and Peter Spier.

Picture books newsletter August 2013

ChristchurchLib Sep 02, 2013

Young readers who love extremely visual storytelling won't be able to resist this inviting book about the uses for water in a busy city park. Swimming dogs, thirsty cats, splashing toddlers, water balloon-throwing kids, and all kinds of city-dwellers visit the park throughout the day, and in the evening, a rainstorm sends everyone hustling indoors. Rhythmic, low-key text allows the rich illustrations to shine: bustling scenes of the park swarming with people and animals contrast with quieter moments of natural beauty, and kids will delight in searching for recurring characters on each deliciously detailed page. Fans of fascinating, intricate illustrations may also enjoy picture books by Arthur Geisert and Peter Spier.

Picture books newsletter August 2013

JCLKateC Jun 06, 2013

Wonderful illustrations accompany the story about the visitors who enjoy water (pond, fountains, rain, etc.) in the park.

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