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Title:
Out and about

Nursery collection.
Title:
Out and about
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Publisher Info:
New York : Lothrop Lee & Shepard Books, 1988.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Series:
Nursery collection.
General Note:
"The Nursery collection"--Jacket.
Abstract:
Rhyming text depicts the pleasures of the outdoors in all kinds of weather, through the four seasons.

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Summary

Summary

From mud pies to mist, from sand castles to snow, this year-round collection of original verse celebrates the out-of-doors with the same joy small children bring to it. "The poems would be worth reading without the artwork, but here it almost steals the show."--Booklist.


Summary

Rhyming text depicts the pleasures of the outdoors in all kinds of weather, through the four seasons.


Author Notes

Author and illustrator Shirley Hughes was born near Liverpool, U. K. on July 16, 1927. She studied drawing and costume design at Liverpool School of Art and the Ruskin School of Drawing in Oxford. At first she was an illustrator of other author's works, but in 1960 she published Lucy and Tom's Day, which was the first book she wrote and illustrated. Since then she has written and illustrated over 50 books. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Dogger in 1977, the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished services to children's literature in 1984, and the OBE for services to children's literature in 1998. She currently lives in London with her husband.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Author and illustrator Shirley Hughes was born near Liverpool, U. K. on July 16, 1927. She studied drawing and costume design at Liverpool School of Art and the Ruskin School of Drawing in Oxford. At first she was an illustrator of other author's works, but in 1960 she published Lucy and Tom's Day, which was the first book she wrote and illustrated. Since then she has written and illustrated over 50 books. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Dogger in 1977, the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished services to children's literature in 1984, and the OBE for services to children's literature in 1998. She currently lives in London with her husband.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 6

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1 A rosy, fat-cheeked little girl narrates 18 simple poems about the weather and the seasons, describing experiences with mud, blossoms, water, and sand with rhythmic simplicity. While the poems are pleasant and evoke the images a child might have of weather and seasons, it is Hughes' realistic pictures which make this book. Readers not only come to know the seasons through natural data but also come to know the small narrator's family and her world. Children will enjoy watching for the narrator's baby brother, her parents, her cat and dog, and her special toys in the half-page watercolor paintings and the small detailed pictures which surround the text. Seasonal poems are clumped together and set off by a double-page spread which highlights people and their activities in each season. The busy spring pictures, full of people gardening, cleaning, and hanging out of windows to talk and enjoy the weather, evoke the sense of freedom of that season after a long winter. While the poems would work well in preschool story hour sessions on seasons, the detailed pictures cry out for a lap or occasions in which one or several children sit down and pore over the book. Barbara Chatton, College of Education, University of Wyoming, Laramie (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

The British author-artist's new entry in the Nursery Collection will captivate parents and children, as do all her inimitable celebrations of family life. Bright, exuberantly detailed paintings illustrate rhyming lines featuring a small girl and her wobbly baby brother as they experience the special features of the passing seasons. The book begins with the siblings throwing themselves wholeheartedly into glorious mud on the first spring day. Later, the two join in communal activities as neighbors are all ``out and about'': the kids play; grown-ups plant gardens and spruce up their houses. In the same inviting vein, the story continues into summer, fallwith a harvest of fruits, nuts, berries as just ``desserts''and snowy winter, crowned by Christmas. A lovely book. Ages 3-7. (March) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Booklist Review

Ages 3-6. A picture book of poems for young children, this is a bright and beautiful journey through the seasons from the point of view of a little girl who loves to be outdoors. Her observations and enthusiasm for things such as mud, the seashore, hiding places, and the wind are childlike and expressed with simplicity. The poems would be worth reading without the artwork, but here it almost steals the show, providing an eye-catching scrapbook that captures the beauty of nature, not on a grand scale, but in that civilized, close-to-home microcosm of the neighborhood backyard that is many a child's world. Youngsters will revel in the full-color illustrations-lively, full of expressive details, yet well composed. Many adults will appreciate seeing the multicultural community so comfortably and happily depicted. A refreshing book from a British author/artist well attuned to the concerns and delights of her audience. CP. Weather-Fiction / Nature-Fiction / Seasons-Fiction / Stories in rhyme [CIP] 87-17000


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1 A rosy, fat-cheeked little girl narrates 18 simple poems about the weather and the seasons, describing experiences with mud, blossoms, water, and sand with rhythmic simplicity. While the poems are pleasant and evoke the images a child might have of weather and seasons, it is Hughes' realistic pictures which make this book. Readers not only come to know the seasons through natural data but also come to know the small narrator's family and her world. Children will enjoy watching for the narrator's baby brother, her parents, her cat and dog, and her special toys in the half-page watercolor paintings and the small detailed pictures which surround the text. Seasonal poems are clumped together and set off by a double-page spread which highlights people and their activities in each season. The busy spring pictures, full of people gardening, cleaning, and hanging out of windows to talk and enjoy the weather, evoke the sense of freedom of that season after a long winter. While the poems would work well in preschool story hour sessions on seasons, the detailed pictures cry out for a lap or occasions in which one or several children sit down and pore over the book. Barbara Chatton, College of Education, University of Wyoming, Laramie (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

The British author-artist's new entry in the Nursery Collection will captivate parents and children, as do all her inimitable celebrations of family life. Bright, exuberantly detailed paintings illustrate rhyming lines featuring a small girl and her wobbly baby brother as they experience the special features of the passing seasons. The book begins with the siblings throwing themselves wholeheartedly into glorious mud on the first spring day. Later, the two join in communal activities as neighbors are all ``out and about'': the kids play; grown-ups plant gardens and spruce up their houses. In the same inviting vein, the story continues into summer, fallwith a harvest of fruits, nuts, berries as just ``desserts''and snowy winter, crowned by Christmas. A lovely book. Ages 3-7. (March) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Booklist Review

Ages 3-6. A picture book of poems for young children, this is a bright and beautiful journey through the seasons from the point of view of a little girl who loves to be outdoors. Her observations and enthusiasm for things such as mud, the seashore, hiding places, and the wind are childlike and expressed with simplicity. The poems would be worth reading without the artwork, but here it almost steals the show, providing an eye-catching scrapbook that captures the beauty of nature, not on a grand scale, but in that civilized, close-to-home microcosm of the neighborhood backyard that is many a child's world. Youngsters will revel in the full-color illustrations-lively, full of expressive details, yet well composed. Many adults will appreciate seeing the multicultural community so comfortably and happily depicted. A refreshing book from a British author/artist well attuned to the concerns and delights of her audience. CP. Weather-Fiction / Nature-Fiction / Seasons-Fiction / Stories in rhyme [CIP] 87-17000