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Red, White, and Boom! (Hardcover)

Red, White, and Boom! Cover Image
By Lee Wardlaw, Huy Voun Lee (Illustrator)
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"Fireflies flit"
"Sparklers spit"

"Pinwheels spin"
"Goosebump skin"

It's the Fourth of July Travel across the country for a city parade, a beach picnic, and fireworks in the park in this poetic celebration of the many cultures and traditions that make America's birthday BOOM.

About the Author

Lee Wardlaw has published more than two dozen award-winning books for young readers, including "Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku." She lives in Santa Barbara, California.Huy Voun Lee is the author and illustrator of "At the Beach," "In the Snow," and "1, 2, 3, Go!" She lives with her husband in New York City.

Praise For…

 “…made to order for the summer storyhour crowd as well as quiet lapsits under a shady tree.”--School Library Journal, starred Praise for Won Ton: “Perfect pussycat poetry.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review “[A] celebration of the child-pet bond.”—Booklist, starred review “Will steal the hearts of readers young and old.”—School Library Journal, starred review Praise for At the Beach: “Lee’s mellow-hued collages feature a multicultural crowd of beach goers, while elaborate cut-outs grace the borders, echoing the fluid line of the Chinese characters. It’s a remarkably unified effort: everything works together to create a flawless picture book.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review Praise for In the Snow: “As the characters begin to build on one another, children will be able to see and appreciate the pictorial nature of Chinese writing. . . . The textured paper, vibrant winter clothing, animals in their fur and feathers, and snowflake-decorated colored borders create a lively atmosphere for this memorable lesson in Chinese writing.” —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805090659
ISBN-10: 0805090657
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication Date: April 10th, 2012
Pages: 32
Language: English

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Staff Picks

This book is SO amazing! A beautifully written scientific and personal memoir that is informative, touching, heart-breaking, and inspiring. Jahren’s descriptions of her life and scientific research into the intricacies of the plant world are as poetic and poignant as it gets. The story weaves through her early upbringing in Minnesota, her education, starting her lab with her lovable and eccentric lab partner Bill. It then follows her finding love, motherhood, and her ground-breaking geobiology research. Reading this is like taking a walk through the forest with a friend. Every word is filled with authenticity and a fervent passion for science and this book makes me proud to be studying to become a scientist. It’s a must read for those interested in the natural world or any human who has ever had feelings. - Linnea