Good Morning, Garden by Barbara Brenner

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Good Morning, Garden is a tranquil greeting to a new day, and a celebration of all living things in a child's garden. The loosely rhyming, lilting text shows a child's joy in discovering chipmunks, ladybugs, butterflies, and blackberries. This gentle good-morning book is perfect for starting off the day in quiet, curious reverie. Stunning, intricate cut-paper illustrations throughout provide brilliant detail, perfectly capturing the wonder of a morning garden.

About Barbara Brenner

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Barbara Brenner was born on June 26, 1925, in Brooklyn, New York. Brenner attended Seton Hall College and Rutgers University from 1942-46, whilst also working as a copy editor at Prudential Insurance Co. from 1942 - 46. Her freelance work as an artistżs agent prepared her for a literary life, as after the birth of her two children she began work on her first book Somebodyżs Slippers, Somebodyżs Shoes, published in 1957. She followed this book with an educational picture book entitled Barto Takes the Subway, designed to improve reading comprehension and sight vocabulary. Her artistic development continued when she began to collaborate with her husband, illustrator Fred Brenner, on The Flying Patchwork Quilt. Her next book, On the Frontier with Mr. Audubon, was selected by School Library Journal as The Best of the Best among childrenżs books published over 26 seasons. One of her best-selling titles was Wagon Wheels (published in 1978), which deals with the trials and tribulations of a close-knit African American family. In 1986, Brenner was honored with the Pennsylvania School Librariansż Associationżs Outstanding Pennsylvania Author Award. Brennerżs most celebrated book is a collection entitled Voices: Poetry and Art from around the World, for which she was chief editor. This book received an ALA Notable Book for Children mention and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults award. Her works include Chibi, Thinking about Ants, and Voices: Poetry and Art From Around the World. Denise Ortakales is a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston. Her award-winning paper sculptures have appeared in consumer and business magazines, as well as children's magazines and books, including Planets and Carrot in My Pocket. Denise is a life-long resident of Laconia, New Hampshire, where she lives with her husband and two sons.
Published May 1, 2004 by Cooper Square Publishing Llc. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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On Level 1 of the useful ``Bank Street Ready-to-Read'' series, a story pivoting on the exaggeration of news as it's passed along.

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Children will enjoy exploring the details—a mottled toad beneath a flower pot, a nesting bird, winged ladybugs—and hearing Brenner’s text, full of fun words: “Good morning, blue / delphinium, / purple phlox, / pink hollyhocks.” This is the anti-bedtime story, and a wonderful way to wake up.

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Pleasantly off-kilter rhymes pair with intricately constructed sculpted paper scenes in this carefully crafted depiction of a girl's wide-eyed daybreak explorations. Ortakales (<EMPHASIS TYPE=

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