Off We Go! by Jane Yolen

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One by one, baby woodland creatures leave home and take off for Grandma's house—be it nest or web or bog or tree. Full color.

 

About Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She attended New York's PS 93, then Hunter Junior High. She spent her high school years at Stapler High School in Westport Connecticut and earned her BA from Smith College in 1960. Yolen is married to Professor David W. Stemple with whom she has three children, all of who have written books with her. She is known far and wide for her novel "The Devil's Arithmetic." Yolen taught Children's Literature at Smith College for a time, and she is also a past president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She has had the distinction of being a member of the Board as Directors of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Yolen retains the title of Editor in Chief of the fantasy/science fiction imprint for Harcourt Brace's Children's Book Department: Jane Yolan Books. Amazingly, she has authored over 150 books for children, young adults and adults. Her most widely read novels include the "Emperor and the Kite" (1968), "Owl Moon" (1980) and of course "The Devil's Arithmetic" which tells the story of the life of a Jew in a concentration camp. Yolen has won a multitude of medals for her work, some of which include the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award.
 
Published April 1, 2000 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Then, a cumulative verse, repeating only the action words, brings each animal into the picture one at a time until they are all cavorting pell-mell through the pages.

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Each poem (and photograph) is a careful observation of its subject, whether a graceful butterfly (“A tutu-clad dancer,/ I move with lightness”) or a tick (“The tick is mostly mouth,/ and if he lands on you/ he’ll try to suck your blood,/ ’cause that’s what all ticks do”).

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Yolen's (Child of Faerie, Child of Earth) rhyming picture book chirps a chipper spring song about young animals off to a visit with Grandma.

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""Tip-toe, tippity-toe Over the leaves and down below Off to Grandma's house we go Sings Little Mouse,"" in Off We Go!

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