Night Sounds, Morning Colors by Rosemary Wells

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Two bestselling creators of children's stories join their considerable talents in this stunning new full-color picture book that moves through the seasons of a child's year to vividly evoke each of the senses. Lyrical text and tender paintings invite young readers to explore a big world filled with small delights.
 

About Rosemary Wells

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Rosemary Wells, author and illustrator of several dozen books for children and young adults, was born in 1943 in New York City. She studied at the Museum School at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Wells began her career in publishing, working as an art editor and designer first at Allyn and Bacon and later at Macmillan Publishing. Her first work, which she both wrote and illustrated, was Martha's Birthday, published in 1970. Her first work for young adults was The Fog Comes on Little Pig Feet, published in 1972. Wells is perhaps most famous for the Max series, beginning with Max's First Word, published by Dial in 1979. Although the primary audience for the series is very young children, the books appeal to the senses of humor of even small children. Wells says that the inspiration for these stories is her own children. Wells is the recipient of numerous awards including a Children's Book Council Award for Noisy Nora in 1974, the Edgar Allan Pie award for two young adult books, Through the Looking Glass and When No One Was Looking, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Shy Charles. Rosemary Wells is married to Thomas Moore Wells, an architect. The couple has two daughters.
 
Published October 1, 1994 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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Truly extraordinary, allowing even the textual excesses a reprieve, are McPhail's paintings -- moody, atmospheric concoctions with brush strokes laid on like thatchwork, lightened here and there by an acrylic flash of brightness.

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Truly extraordinary, allowing even the textual excesses a reprieve, are McPhail's paintings--moody, atmospheric concoctions with brush strokes laid on like thatchwork, lightened here and there by an acrylic flash of brightness.

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Santa's Book of Names) takes liberties with traditional proportion and scale and gets occasionally unfortunate results, his acrylic paintings successfully conjure up an intimate view of a child's world.

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