Kicks (Libro en Inglés)

$ 704.00
ISBN: 9780358118107
por Versify
ISBN: 9780358118107
Editorial: Versify
Autor: Garrett, Van G.
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 32
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: About the AuthorVan G. Garrett is the winner of The Poetry Question National Chapbook Contest for his book Scrap. He is also the winner of the Best Book of African American Poetry for his book 49: Wings and Prayers, as announced by the Texas Association of Authors. He writes poetry, picture books, and fiction, and (in his spare time) he is also a musician and a visual artist.Twitter: @vanggarrett1Instagram: @vanggarrettvanggarrettpoet.comReggie Brown is an artist and children’s book illustrator. He has a background in corporate graphic design and is now focusing on illustrating for children. His multicultural upbringing as an African American and Filipino man is what drives his true passion of illustrating children’s stories and bringing underrepresented voices alive through his art. Reggie is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and lives in San Diego, California, where he enjoys eating burritos, watching Star Wars, and spending time with his wife.Twitter/Instagram: @reggiebrownarttrendingcreativedesign.comProduct Description“A brilliantly written and illustrated ode to sneakers and sneakerheads, young and old. A gift to us all.” —Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling authorA fun, lyrical debut picture book, Kicks is an essential read for sneaker fans of all ages, from award-winning poet Van G. Garrett and New York Times bestselling illustrator Reggie Brown.This is a love letter to sneakers. But not just any sneakers. Only the flyest, floatiest, you-est kicks you can get—the ones that let you soar!This colorful, rhythmic adventure has something to offer anyone who prizes a great pair of shoes and any reader who loves to play with words.From School Library JournalGr 2–6—This colorful, free verse ode to new shoes is a fun celebration of the confidence a new pair of kicks can bring. The rhythm of the poem is enticing and would make for an excellent read-aloud. Key adjectives are in bold and presented in a different font than the main text, which could be useful to highlight descriptive language in a classroom setting. On one page, white text appears on a light gray, mottled background, which could be difficult for some readers to see. The illustrations are bright, bold, and work well to enhance the exuberance of the text. The main character is a young Black boy, and most of the supporting characters are also people of color; the characters are pictured throughout their community paying homage to the great feeling of having new shoes. VERDICT This fun, lyrical free verse poem pays homage to the joy a pair of new shoes can bring, and its colorful illustrations work well to enhance the joy of the experience. A recommended purchase for most collections, especially where poetry is popular or supports the curriculum.—Ellen ConlinReview"A brilliantly written and illustrated ode to sneakers and sneakerheads, young and old. A gift to us all." — Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author"Garrett and Brown have crafted a fresh and delightful anthem not just to shoes but also the magical way they make us feel." — Oge Mora, Caldecott Honor-winning author of Thank You, Omu! and Saturday"Fresh and fly with art that shines, Kicks is an ode to the perfect shoe for you." — Kwame Mbalia, New York Times bestselling author“Making his children’s book debut, poet Garrett employs short lines and kid-friendly metaphors... Brown (Who Are Your People?) portrays a vibrant cityscape populated by a stylishly sneaker-clad community of color with varying skin tones and body types.” — Publishers Weekly“An upbeat, affirming story that works especially well for #RepresentationMatters and Black Boy Joy collections. Complementary books include Floyd Cooper’s Jump! From the Life of Michael Jordan (2004) and Derrick Barnes’ Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (2017).”— Booklist“An excellent read-aloud... This fun, lyrical free verse poem pays homage to the joy a pair of new shoes can bring, and its
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