Dear World by Takayo Noda

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dear world
please tell me
why and how
you keep our earth
so beautiful

A child's world is full of wonder-the colors of autumn leaves, the taste of fresh apples, the cheerful rhythm of Mom's footsteps in the morning. Each day offers new discoveries, new emotions, and always something new to celebrate.

In this luminous book, told as a child's poetic notes to the earth and its inhabitants, and illustrated with ex-quisite cut-paper collages, Takayo Noda inspires us to observe each detail of our dear world with imagination and joy.

About Takayo Noda

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Takayo Noda is an internationally exhibited fine artist.
Published March 10, 2003 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Westerns, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Each harmonious scene is accompanied by free-verse commentary in which the voice—if not always the sensibility or imagery—is childlike: “once I heard an opera singer / singing / she was so colorful / so beautiful / she was trilling / on very high notes / as if she were / a bird in the forest .

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"Colors are subtly shaded, images overlap and some appear to float within separate picture planes," said PW about the "sophisticated riffs" in the illustrations to these simple poems.

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Birds perch on clouds, golden-haired angels fly amid falling snow ("Dear Snow/ I see you/ spinning and dancing/ just like angels in white/ I know/ you want me to make/ a tall fat snowman") and heart-shaped trees flutter under a heart-shaped moon (in "Dear Valentines," the narrator has eaten a box...

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