{"id":6596261707855,"title":"Moving Words About a Flower","handle":"moving-words-about-a-flower","description":"\u003ch6\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/k-c-hayes\"\u003eK. C. Hayes\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/barbara-chotiner\"\u003eBarbara Chotiner\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eA tiny sprout emerged.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-sheets-value='{\"1\":2,\"2\":\"Words tumble, leap, and fly in this clever shape poem about a resilient dandelion.\\n \\n The inspiring story of a dandelion that survives against all odds, ingeniously told through shape poems (also called \\\"concrete poems\\\") full of visual surprises. When it rains, letters fall from the sky; and when seeds scatter, words FLY!\\n \\n Each playful page will have readers looking twice. The back of the book includes more information about the life cycle of the humble, incredible dandelion.\"}' data-sheets-userformat='{\"2\":16385,\"3\":{\"1\":0},\"17\":1}'\u003eThe inspiring story of a dandelion that survives against all odds, ingeniously told through shape poems (also called \"concrete poems\") full of visual surprises. When it rains, letters fall from the sky; and when seeds scatter, words FLY!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eEach playful page will have readers looking twice. The back of the book includes more information about the life cycle of the humble, incredible dandelion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/we-laugh-alike\"\u003eWe Laugh Alike\/Juntos nos reímos\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/beware\"\u003eBeware!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/fresh-picked-poetry\"\u003eFresh-Picked Poetry\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/moving-words-about-a-flower-spread.jpg?v=1627409148\" data-mce-style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-shape=\"round\" defer async=\"\" type=\"text\/javascript\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/moving-words-about-a-flower-cover.jpg?v=1627409148\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/moving-words-about-a-flower-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1627409148\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/moving-words-about-a-flower-activity-kit.pdf?v=1645110875\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Kit\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eK. C. Hayes, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan data-sheets-value='{\"1\":2,\"2\":\"K. C. Hayes has been a guitarist in a rock band, the inventor of a patented kid’s playhouse, a writer and designer of greeting cards, and the creative director of an advertising agency, but these days he’s venturing into new creative fields. This is his first picture book. \\n \\n Barbara Chotiner combines traditional techniques with modern approaches to create organized chaos. She loves making people smile with her sophisticated yet whimsical illustrations. This is her sixth illustrated book.\\n www.barbchotiner.com\"}' data-sheets-userformat='{\"2\":1049089,\"3\":{\"1\":0},\"12\":0,\"23\":1}' data-sheets-textstyleruns='{\"1\":0}{\"1\":496,\"2\":{\"2\":{\"1\":2,\"2\":1136076},\"9\":1}}' data-sheets-hyperlinkruns='{\"1\":496,\"2\":\"http:\/\/www.barbchotiner.com\/\"}{\"1\":516}' data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eK. C. Hayes has been a guitarist in a rock band, the inventor of a patented kid’s playhouse, a writer and designer of greeting cards, and the creative director of an advertising agency, but these days he’s venturing into new creative fields. This is his first picture book. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/author-link\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout K. C. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBarbara Chotiner, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan data-sheets-hyperlinkruns='{\"1\":496,\"2\":\"http:\/\/www.barbchotiner.com\/\"}{\"1\":516}' data-sheets-textstyleruns='{\"1\":0}{\"1\":496,\"2\":{\"2\":{\"1\":2,\"2\":1136076},\"9\":1}}' data-sheets-userformat='{\"2\":1049089,\"3\":{\"1\":0},\"12\":0,\"23\":1}' data-sheets-value='{\"1\":2,\"2\":\"K. C. Hayes has been a guitarist in a rock band, the inventor of a patented kid’s playhouse, a writer and designer of greeting cards, and the creative director of an advertising agency, but these days he’s venturing into new creative fields. This is his first picture book. \\n \\n Barbara Chotiner combines traditional techniques with modern approaches to create organized chaos. She loves making people smile with her sophisticated yet whimsical illustrations. This is her sixth illustrated book.\\n www.barbchotiner.com\"}' data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBarbara Chotiner combines traditional techniques with modern approaches to create organized chaos. She loves making people smile with her sophisticated yet whimsical illustrations. This is her sixth illustrated book.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/illustrator-link\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Barbara. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eBayViews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe life cycle of a resilient dandelion that sprouts in a crack of a busy city sidewalk is written as a concrete poem. The dandelion’s seeds blow far from the city, landing in a field where they sprout. The story takes place over the four seasons, describing how the dandelion survives: “At last the child found it, plucked it, and took a mighty breath…and whoosh!” The full-color gouache artwork begins in a gray city and moves to the green field with a blue sky. The text is placed on the pages to mirror the movement of rain, wind, and snow. People are shown with different skintones, and the little girl at the end has brown skin and long black hair. The book ends with four pages of facts on dandelions, making this a nice informational book for young children.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGrowing in the crack of a sidewalk, a little dandelion sets seeds sailing to a new meadow home. Following the seeds’ journey from the concrete jungle to a lush summer field, readers will learn all about the little plant’s life cycle and versatile habits. The clever integration of text, color, and imagery has the words dancing across the pages in the style of shape or concrete poetry. When a rainbow appears, the multi-hued words arc across the scene. As the dandelion seeds lie dormant through the winter, stolid lines of chunky text evoke the oppressive weight of heavily falling snow. Deer nibbling the tasty flower petals leave the letters looking decidedly worse for wear. Readers will enjoy following the frolicking text, excited to see where it goes at the next turn of the page, culminating in the familiar pleasure of blowing on a dandelion puff. The city scenes depict a diverse and vibrant urban community, creating a pleasurable contrast to the green, animal-filled meadow. Back matter includes additional information about a dandelion’s life cycle, enhancing the book’s potential for integration into lessons of plants, life cycles, and seasons. 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C. Hayes\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/barbara-chotiner\"\u003eBarbara Chotiner\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eA tiny sprout emerged.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-sheets-value='{\"1\":2,\"2\":\"Words tumble, leap, and fly in this clever shape poem about a resilient dandelion.\\n \\n The inspiring story of a dandelion that survives against all odds, ingeniously told through shape poems (also called \\\"concrete poems\\\") full of visual surprises. When it rains, letters fall from the sky; and when seeds scatter, words FLY!\\n \\n Each playful page will have readers looking twice. The back of the book includes more information about the life cycle of the humble, incredible dandelion.\"}' data-sheets-userformat='{\"2\":16385,\"3\":{\"1\":0},\"17\":1}'\u003eThe inspiring story of a dandelion that survives against all odds, ingeniously told through shape poems (also called \"concrete poems\") full of visual surprises. When it rains, letters fall from the sky; and when seeds scatter, words FLY!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eEach playful page will have readers looking twice. The back of the book includes more information about the life cycle of the humble, incredible dandelion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/we-laugh-alike\"\u003eWe Laugh Alike\/Juntos nos reímos\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/beware\"\u003eBeware!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/fresh-picked-poetry\"\u003eFresh-Picked Poetry\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/moving-words-about-a-flower-spread.jpg?v=1627409148\" data-mce-style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-shape=\"round\" defer async=\"\" type=\"text\/javascript\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/moving-words-about-a-flower-cover.jpg?v=1627409148\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/moving-words-about-a-flower-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1627409148\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/moving-words-about-a-flower-activity-kit.pdf?v=1645110875\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Kit\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eK. C. Hayes, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan data-sheets-value='{\"1\":2,\"2\":\"K. C. Hayes has been a guitarist in a rock band, the inventor of a patented kid’s playhouse, a writer and designer of greeting cards, and the creative director of an advertising agency, but these days he’s venturing into new creative fields. This is his first picture book. \\n \\n Barbara Chotiner combines traditional techniques with modern approaches to create organized chaos. She loves making people smile with her sophisticated yet whimsical illustrations. This is her sixth illustrated book.\\n www.barbchotiner.com\"}' data-sheets-userformat='{\"2\":1049089,\"3\":{\"1\":0},\"12\":0,\"23\":1}' data-sheets-textstyleruns='{\"1\":0}{\"1\":496,\"2\":{\"2\":{\"1\":2,\"2\":1136076},\"9\":1}}' data-sheets-hyperlinkruns='{\"1\":496,\"2\":\"http:\/\/www.barbchotiner.com\/\"}{\"1\":516}' data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eK. C. Hayes has been a guitarist in a rock band, the inventor of a patented kid’s playhouse, a writer and designer of greeting cards, and the creative director of an advertising agency, but these days he’s venturing into new creative fields. This is his first picture book. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/author-link\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout K. C. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBarbara Chotiner, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan data-sheets-hyperlinkruns='{\"1\":496,\"2\":\"http:\/\/www.barbchotiner.com\/\"}{\"1\":516}' data-sheets-textstyleruns='{\"1\":0}{\"1\":496,\"2\":{\"2\":{\"1\":2,\"2\":1136076},\"9\":1}}' data-sheets-userformat='{\"2\":1049089,\"3\":{\"1\":0},\"12\":0,\"23\":1}' data-sheets-value='{\"1\":2,\"2\":\"K. C. Hayes has been a guitarist in a rock band, the inventor of a patented kid’s playhouse, a writer and designer of greeting cards, and the creative director of an advertising agency, but these days he’s venturing into new creative fields. This is his first picture book. \\n \\n Barbara Chotiner combines traditional techniques with modern approaches to create organized chaos. She loves making people smile with her sophisticated yet whimsical illustrations. This is her sixth illustrated book.\\n www.barbchotiner.com\"}' data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBarbara Chotiner combines traditional techniques with modern approaches to create organized chaos. She loves making people smile with her sophisticated yet whimsical illustrations. This is her sixth illustrated book.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/illustrator-link\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Barbara. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eBayViews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe life cycle of a resilient dandelion that sprouts in a crack of a busy city sidewalk is written as a concrete poem. The dandelion’s seeds blow far from the city, landing in a field where they sprout. The story takes place over the four seasons, describing how the dandelion survives: “At last the child found it, plucked it, and took a mighty breath…and whoosh!” The full-color gouache artwork begins in a gray city and moves to the green field with a blue sky. The text is placed on the pages to mirror the movement of rain, wind, and snow. People are shown with different skintones, and the little girl at the end has brown skin and long black hair. The book ends with four pages of facts on dandelions, making this a nice informational book for young children.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGrowing in the crack of a sidewalk, a little dandelion sets seeds sailing to a new meadow home. Following the seeds’ journey from the concrete jungle to a lush summer field, readers will learn all about the little plant’s life cycle and versatile habits. The clever integration of text, color, and imagery has the words dancing across the pages in the style of shape or concrete poetry. When a rainbow appears, the multi-hued words arc across the scene. As the dandelion seeds lie dormant through the winter, stolid lines of chunky text evoke the oppressive weight of heavily falling snow. Deer nibbling the tasty flower petals leave the letters looking decidedly worse for wear. Readers will enjoy following the frolicking text, excited to see where it goes at the next turn of the page, culminating in the familiar pleasure of blowing on a dandelion puff. The city scenes depict a diverse and vibrant urban community, creating a pleasurable contrast to the green, animal-filled meadow. Back matter includes additional information about a dandelion’s life cycle, enhancing the book’s potential for integration into lessons of plants, life cycles, and seasons. 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Moving Words About a Flower


By: K. C. Hayes / Illustrated by: Barbara Chotiner

A tiny sprout emerged.

The inspiring story of a dandelion that survives against all odds, ingeniously told through shape poems (also called "concrete poems") full of visual surprises. When it rains, letters fall from the sky; and when seeds scatter, words FLY!

Each playful page will have readers looking twice. The back of the book includes more information about the life cycle of the humble, incredible dandelion.

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K. C. Hayes, author

K. C. Hayes has been a guitarist in a rock band, the inventor of a patented kid’s playhouse, a writer and designer of greeting cards, and the creative director of an advertising agency, but these days he’s venturing into new creative fields. This is his first picture book.

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Barbara Chotiner, illustrator

Barbara Chotiner combines traditional techniques with modern approaches to create organized chaos. She loves making people smile with her sophisticated yet whimsical illustrations. This is her sixth illustrated book.

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BayViews

The life cycle of a resilient dandelion that sprouts in a crack of a busy city sidewalk is written as a concrete poem. The dandelion’s seeds blow far from the city, landing in a field where they sprout. The story takes place over the four seasons, describing how the dandelion survives: “At last the child found it, plucked it, and took a mighty breath…and whoosh!” The full-color gouache artwork begins in a gray city and moves to the green field with a blue sky. The text is placed on the pages to mirror the movement of rain, wind, and snow. People are shown with different skintones, and the little girl at the end has brown skin and long black hair. The book ends with four pages of facts on dandelions, making this a nice informational book for young children.

School Library Journal

Growing in the crack of a sidewalk, a little dandelion sets seeds sailing to a new meadow home. Following the seeds’ journey from the concrete jungle to a lush summer field, readers will learn all about the little plant’s life cycle and versatile habits. The clever integration of text, color, and imagery has the words dancing across the pages in the style of shape or concrete poetry. When a rainbow appears, the multi-hued words arc across the scene. As the dandelion seeds lie dormant through the winter, stolid lines of chunky text evoke the oppressive weight of heavily falling snow. Deer nibbling the tasty flower petals leave the letters looking decidedly worse for wear. Readers will enjoy following the frolicking text, excited to see where it goes at the next turn of the page, culminating in the familiar pleasure of blowing on a dandelion puff. The city scenes depict a diverse and vibrant urban community, creating a pleasurable contrast to the green, animal-filled meadow. Back matter includes additional information about a dandelion’s life cycle, enhancing the book’s potential for integration into lessons of plants, life cycles, and seasons. VERDICT Perfect for spring, this lively celebration of the humble dandelion adds flair to all collections.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-62354-165-1

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ISBN: 978-1-63289-961-3 EPUB
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Ages: 4-7
Page count: 40
10 x 8

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