Summertime

Summertime Summertime and the livin is easy Fish are jumpin and the cotton is high Nothing captures the feelings of summer better than the much loved song from Porgy and Bess Summertime Its majestic imagery

  • Title: Summertime
  • Author: George Gershwin Mike Wimmer
  • ISBN: 9780689807190
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Summertime and the livin is easy, Fish are jumpin , and the cotton is high Nothing captures the feelings of summer better than the much loved song from Porgy and Bess, Summertime Its majestic imagery and deep spirituality touch listeners today as they have for generations Now, with acclaimed illustrator Mike Wimmer s lush oil paintings depicting a family s ro Summertime and the livin is easy, Fish are jumpin , and the cotton is high Nothing captures the feelings of summer better than the much loved song from Porgy and Bess, Summertime Its majestic imagery and deep spirituality touch listeners today as they have for generations Now, with acclaimed illustrator Mike Wimmer s lush oil paintings depicting a family s routine one summer day earlier in this century, an American classic takes on a whole new meaning Including the score of the song, Summertime is both a gentle book for family sharing and a lavish gift to be treasured.ere s a nothin can harm you With Daddy and Mama standin by.

    One thought on “Summertime”

    1. The paintings in this book are so impressive , they catch my eyes the minute i open this book.I can actually feel the summertime happiness when i read it.

    2. The sunshine,shadow,mood of relaxing and the calm recall my depth of memory that almost fade away. I pity that there are skyscrapers,people,cars everywhere and I could not come back to the past.

    3. Summertime from Porgy and Bess was a delightful book to read. The book followed an African American family on an average day in the summer focusing on the children. This is a sing song book, containing only a word or phrase on each page. The dialect was simple and relaxing. The last page even contained a music sheet to play along. What stood out the most to me in this book were the illustrations. The oil based paintings are mesmerizing and unbelievably realistic. Both the dialect and illustratio [...]

    4. I enjoyed this book very much. The words were so simple, yet the pictures are what made the book. The pictures were astounding and beautiful to say the least. And, at the end of the book there was a song that had actual music in it that could be sung or played on the piano. The book is just the story of the summer and how great life is. I loved it!

    5. This may be one of those picture books that adult readers appreciate more than the kids. Despite this fact, the music to match Gershwin's lyrics are at the back of the book (a neat touch), and the artwork is visually arresting. Straddling the line between rich, artistic oils and almost-life-like portraits, this is the best of Wimmer's work I've seen.

    6. These are gentle images of a happy family relaxing on the porch, drinking lemonade. The windows are open allowing a gentle breeze to enter. A lovely young girl has lost a tooth and she smiles as she jumps in her pretty church dress, wearing Baby Jane shoes and lacy socks! A smiling young man is singing his heart out in church!Soaking in the delightful images was just what I needed!

    7. The song with illustrations. The pictures are gorgeous. The parents seemed to appreciate this one a bit more than the kids, but there was a lot of fun discussion with the book (ie-what are they doing in this picture? Have you ever done that?)

    8. Stunning oil painting illustrations from Mike Wimmer. Fun to read on verso that they were inspired by WInslow Homer (one of my favorite painters).

    9. I really enjoyed this book. The text is the lyrics to the song summertime. The pictures in the book add to the text and provide visuals for the events in the song.

    10. I like this book because it incorporates music into written literature. It also gives children a sense of African American history.

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