By Kristine O'Connell George
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780618064892, 32pp.)

Publication Date: March 2005

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A trip to the park with Daddy is full of joyful opportunities to climb, to jump, to swing, to be lifted . . . Up! Once again, award-winning poet Kristine O’Connell George takes a playful look at the world through the eyes of a very young child. With a theme every parent and toddler will recognize, her brief stanzas, accompanied by Hiroe Nakata’s bright watercolor paintings, perfectly capture the thrill and exuberance of being “Up!”

About the Author

Kristine O'Connell George, one of the principal voices in contemporary children's poetry, has received the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and the Promising Poet Award. She lives with her family in Agoura, California.

Praise For Up!

"Minimal, rhyming words that bounce with an irresistable beat...a toddler's eye-view...airy, spirited watercolors" BOOKLIST, starred Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"Whimsical and bright watercolor art combined with rhyming text and lots of smiles make for a fun father-and-daughter outing." SLJ School Library Journal

"fun-filled romp...vivacious...George's bubbly tale is just the right thing to capture a bustling toddler's attention." KIRKUS Kirkus Reviews

"Cheerful singsong rhythm...exuberant, light-filled watercolors...[an] enthusiastic take on quality time spent under the springtime sun" BCCB Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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