Monday, November 14, 2011

NYBCelebration Blog Hop



Congratulations to Alice of Minnesota. Hope you enjoy Arlene Sardine!


ENDS 11/25/11






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NYBCelebration Blog Hop





Prize to WIN on this blog:
Childrens Book with ten dollars



– Open to the US Only –



Arlene Sardine

Chris Raschka

Synopsis:


So you want to be a sardine." Although not every reader will personally relate to the opening presumption of Chris Raschka's Arlene Sardine, all will appreciate his lively approach to the humble story of an unsung heroine. Arlene starts out as a little fish who knows exactly what color her parachute is--the slippery gray-green of a sardine. Her career takes off when she and a few of her "ten hundred thousand friends" are caught in a purse net and thrown onto the deck of a fishing boat. After taking her last gilled gasp, Arlene is sorted, salted, smoked, packed in oil, et voilĂ , her dream has come true!
While some adults may read this tale as either a morbid take on the traditional fish story or a thinly veiled call to vegetarianism, it is intended to be neither. Grownups occasionally need reminding that for children, the concept of death is not nearly so fraught with fear and panic and heartache as it is for adults. Arlene isn't much bothered by it either. She knows that sardines are, by definition, dead fish--she simply marks her target and shoots for it.
Raschka earned a Caldecott Honor for Yo! Yes?, and his Mysterious Thelonious garnered acclaim as the New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of 1997. In Arlene Sardine, he uses exuberant pastel watercolors and bold, abstract strokes to bring the undersea world alive (and keep it kicking even after the sea life is dead). His text is typically minimal and musical: "Then she was smoked, delicately. She was delicately smoked. Delicately smoked was she." Children will enjoy this matter-of-fact yet playful telling of one tiny fish's journey to sardinehood (and in the process discover words like fjord, thronging, and hermetically), and parents may also learn a thing or two by loosening up and swimming along for the ride. (Ages 4 to 8) --Brangien Davis




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21 comments:

  1. Neat, I do like sardines. Lovely blog.

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  2. Thanks, Trish. You have been entered in the give away.

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  3. What a neat blog, cute.
    I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth
    Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.
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  4. Thanks for the great giveaway and helping to promote Global Literacy!

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    Keep up the great work!

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  5. I really like sardines in hot mustard and soy sauce. I also really like them on wheat crackers.
    Cindy

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  8. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  11. Thanks for the great giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! I'm a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3).

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! What a cute little book and so very colorful! I'm a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3).

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  15. Awww!! My daughter would love this!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
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    GFC Nikki

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  16. Sardines! Hilarious! Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opporutnity.

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