A New Green Day
Who scribbles on the sidewalk with glistening ink? Snail!
Who's a comma in a long, long sentence of a stream? Tadpole!
Readers will solve riddle-poems about the familiar animals, plants and weather that a child encounters in a summer day playing outside.
If you listen, nature speaks.
“A playful, thoroughly captivating guessing game for young listerners.”
—Horn Book, starred review
“The power of Portis’s poems, and the surprise each page turn allows, lets readers experience familiar moments with awakened senses, offering them nothing less than a new world filled with fresh experiences.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“This sweet celebration of summertime, nature, and youthful curiosity is a worthy addition to school and public libraries and personal collections alike. Simple, poetic, and fun.”
“…a graceful lyrical readaloud. ”
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
A Junior Library Guild Selection