Sparkle and Spin: A Book About Words

Sparkle and Spin A Book About Words Through harmony and rhythm resonance and pitch Ann Rand inspires readers to listen to the tuneful play of her text as it sings off each page Illustrated with graphic designer Paul Rand s colorful w

  • Title: Sparkle and Spin: A Book About Words
  • Author: Ann Rand Paul Rand
  • ISBN: 9780811850032
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Through harmony and rhythm, resonance and pitch, Ann Rand inspires readers to listen to the tuneful play of her text as it sings off each page Illustrated with graphic designer Paul Rand s colorful, witty artwork, Sparkle and Spin is a children s classic now happily available again through Chronicle Books that reveals to young readers the power and music in the words thThrough harmony and rhythm, resonance and pitch, Ann Rand inspires readers to listen to the tuneful play of her text as it sings off each page Illustrated with graphic designer Paul Rand s colorful, witty artwork, Sparkle and Spin is a children s classic now happily available again through Chronicle Books that reveals to young readers the power and music in the words they use every day Paul Rand did not set out to create classic children s books, he simply wanted to make pictures that were playful Like the alchemist of old, he transformed unlikely abstract forms into icons that inspired children and adultsand laid the foundation for two books that have indeed become children s classics Steven Heller, author of Paul Rand

    One thought on “Sparkle and Spin: A Book About Words”

    1. I'm oscillating wildly between giving it 5 stars and giving it 2. 3 seemed like a nice compromise :)This is a book about words and poetry, but not really. (I'm aware that's clear as mud, but bear with me here.) The author is seeking, I think, to define language and ideas without actually giving definitions. As an example, the first page runs:What are words?Words are how what you think insidecomes outand how to remember what you mightforget about.The book goes on like this until the end. And hone [...]

    2. The book starts off by explaining how words are what we think and how we get them out. I love that is starts with that because I feel like that doesn’t get stressed enough to kids. That they are not just learning to read and write for no reason, but that reading and writing help you use words the way you want to. Words have power, and that is what I feel this book is trying to teach children. The book goes on saying, “Words are names, Words are how you feel,” and there is simple illustrati [...]

    3. Words, Words, Words! What words can be, how words look like, how words sound like, and what words can be used for are explained by the author and illustrator of this book about words. This is a great introduction book for young children who just start to learn vocabulary and that let children's aware that words are everywhere!

    4. What an excellent book about words! It touches on letters, nouns, verbs, adjectives, homophones, and so many other types of works. The illustrations are wonderful as well. They tell the story, but in more of an abstract way that will make the students have to really look at the pictures and think.

    5. I have I agree with other reviewers, I honestly don't know what to say or how many stars to give. The idea of this book, exploring what words are and how we use them, learn from them and emote from them is real and very rarely explored so clearly and truthfully. The artwork is not my style although I appreciate some of it was very clever and the artist is an internationally recognized star. I think I might have to read this again after some thought!

    6. nyesel ngasih buku ini ke orang itu (ahahaha sembari berharap dia gak baca ini how come?)emmm buku ini mencolok sekali cover belakangnya, kayak pelangi. buku anak-anak yang isinya worthy banget, even for orang dewasa (halah kenapa jadi campur-campur ini kata-katanya, gak banget deh!)

    7. Rather inane and the art (by renowned midcentury graphic designer Paul Rand, the reason I read the book) wasn't really that great. Disappointing, but fortunately only took up about 3 minutes of my time.

    8. Minimalist illustrations with real sparkles on the book jacket. This is fun enough with just the silly illustrations and boldly colored pages. Maybe a good introduction to poetry?

    9. "What are words?Words are how what you think inside comes outand how to remember what you might forget about."

    10. Age range: 5-8Literacy skill: Letter awareness, print awareness, vocabularyA rhyming book about what words are.

    11. Of course such a creative and unique book is made by Chronicle. A mix of whimsical drawing and collage drawing from different sources, and a unique text.

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