Finding Treasure: A Collection of Collections

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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Charlesbridge Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.4 X 0.5 X 10.2 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781580898751
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About the Author

Michelle Schaub is the author of Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers' Market, and her poems have appeared in And the Crowd Goes Wild, A Global Gathering of Sports Poems, and The Poetry Anthology for Celebrations. She has contributed poems to Highlights High Five, Ladybug magazine, and the SCBWI national bulletin. She is the author of This and That Sports and Vehicles of WWI.

Carmen SaldaΓ±a lives in Gijon, a little rainy city in the north of Spain. She is the illustrator of several books for children including Bunny Bear by Andrea Loney (Albert Whitman) and Bug Bear by Patricia Hegerty. She loves furry animals, birds, bugs, leaves, and everything related to nature, which is her main source of inspiration. www.carmensaldana.es

Reviews

When a teacher asks his students to bring in something they collect, one girl is at a loss since she doesn't collect anything. Checking with her family members and friends, she discovers that they all collect something: teapots, snow globes, baseball cards, trains, and clocks are a few of the highly prized items. The brightly colored, digitally created illustrations reveal the many types of collections people own. At least one full page is devoted to each collection and the child describes them in a variety of poetic forms from rhyming couplets to free verse. One example of her poetry is called "My Mother's Button Box" and begins: "Shiny ones/of shell and glass./Pearly circles, /swirls of brass./Anchors snipped/from navy coats./Plastic hearts, /wooden boats." Readers will be both surprised and pleased when they find out what the child has decided to collect. The author provides information on how to begin a collection, including a web address for clubs for collectors. VERDICT This title will inspire children to at least consider beginning a collection if they don't already have one.
--School Library Journal