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Monday, December 29, 2014

Marvelous Monday

The River by Alessandro Sanna, translated by Michael Reynolds is a nearly wordless book.  I've had a hard time deciding what to say about this book because it is so exquisite. It's in four chapters, the four seasons set on a river. Each chapter opens with a poem and the rest is watercolor painting panels with the passing of time.  We see a whole year on the river. 
To say that this title is breathtaking is an understatement.  For each person that looks at this there will be a different story.  I will recommend this book to anyone who loves watercolors; who loves picture book art, and anyone that loves art. 
This book will work best in elementary grades second and older.

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