I Got the School Spirit

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Product Details
Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.6 X 11.0 X 0.5 inches | 0.86 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781547602612

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About the Author
Connie Schofield-Morrison and Frank Morrison teamed up for the first time to capture the rhythm of the neighborhood in I Got the Rhythm and again in I Got the Christmas Spirit. Connie has been writing since she was a young girl and is inspired every day by the big sounds and bright colors of the world around her. Frank works as a fine artist and is the award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including Our Children Can Soar and Jazzy Miz Mozetta, for which he won the Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe Award for New Talent. Connie and Frank live in Atlanta, Georgia, with their five children
Reviews

"Vibrant. . . If a school pep rally could walk and talk, this kid would be it." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"The electric hues, constant motion, and winning smiles that fill Morrison's oil paintings enhance the boundless vitality of this sensory celebration of school." - Publishers Weekly

"This joyful offering will be a happy addition to any shelf." - Booklist

"Christmas spirit is expressed in joyous and reflective onomatopoeic exclamations in this new holiday staple. . . . Soul-stirring and sure to put readers in a festive mood." - Kirkus Reviews on I GOT THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

"Morrison's oil paintings capture the crackling energy of a city preparing for Christmas; the married coauthors' message about cultivating kindness, gratitude, and community the whole year through sings on the page." - Publishers Weekly on I GOT THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

"Schofield-Morrison's onomatopoeia-inflected text and Morrison's kinetic, zoomed-in oil paintings enliven various iterations of experiencing 'the spirit' . . . An energetic and uplifting celebration of the season." - Horn Book Magazine on I GOT THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

"The driving beat of debut author Schofield-Morrison's narrative is likely to have readers bouncing and tapping right along with her . . . An upbeat celebration of the senses, self-expression, and camaraderie." - Publishers Weekly on I GOT THE RHYTHM

"The bright palette and vibrant tones of Morrison's loosely painted illustrations echo the energy of the text nicely . . . the book begs readers to sing and move along with this little dancer." - Booklist on I GOT THE RHYTHM

"For a storytime that will get bodies rocking, fingers popping, and rhythm flowing." - Library Media Connection on I GOT THE RHYTHM

"Ready made for storytime, Schofield-Morrison's text pulses with a beat of its own and practically demands audiences to clap along. . . . The urban setting and varied cast of characters make this title particularly valuable, showcasing diversity as an integral part of everyday life." - School Library Journal on I GOT THE RHYTHM