Friday, May 30, 2014

POETRY PICTURE BOOK - Water Can Be ... - Laura Purdie Salas

Illustrated by Violete Dabija
2014 Millbrook Press/ Lerner Books
32 pages
Goodreads rating: 4.47
My rating: 4.5
Endpapers: Moss Green
Title Page: simple, perfect- bluey greeney with white raindrops and blue and green circles overlapping each other
Illustrations:  I'm not sure of the media used...the pages have no white, they're entirely covered and it almost seems like some of it is sponged...I'd like to know how she did them.
1st line/s:  Water is water --- / it's puddle, pond, sea. / When springtime comes splashing, / the water flows free.

My comments:  This is a beautiful book...both in words and pictures. They go together really well.    You'd think with only two words on each page it would be simple...but it's not.  It's much more intricate, especially when you think about what each descriptor - all of water - means:  Otter feeder.  Downhill speeder..... Salmon highway.  Eagle flyway....  Storm creator.  Decorator....  Mmmm hmmm. Delicious words.

Goodreads:  Water can be a 
Thirst quencher 
Kid drencher 
Cloud fluffer 
Fire snuffer 

Find out about the many roles water plays in this poetic exploration of water throughout the year.

1 comment:

laurasalas said...

Thanks for sharing my book with your readers! Violeta's art is stunning, isn't it? I thought you might like to read this post from a couple of years ago: If you scroll down, you'll see Violeta describes her process briefly. It's about our previous book together, A LEAF CAN BE..., but her illustration process hasn't changed, as far as I know.

Thanks again!