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Splish Splash

Joan Bransfield Graham, Steven M. Scott (Illustrator)


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As fresh and sparkling as a mountain stream, Splish Splash invites young readers to plunge into the pleasures of concrete poetry, to have fun with words and ideas, and to see and appreciate the shapes of language and of everyday things.

71 Top Books of the Century (Nonfiction), Instructor magazine A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A National Council of Teachers of English Notable Children's Book in the Langauge Arts A Children's Book of the Year, Child Study Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College New York Public Library "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing" Great Stone Face Book Award Nominee, New Hampshire A Kansas State Reading Circle Selection "Children's Books Mean Business," ABA-CBC Exhibit California Collection '97, '98, '99, and 2000

Praise For Splish Splash

"Graham uses simple phrases and images, displaying both a fine ear and a lively imagination..." Kirkus Reviews

"A colorful collection of poems about water and the particular ways children may come in contact with it -- from ocean waves; to rain, hail, and dew; to steam and ice. . . . An enjoyable introduction to poetry that will also be a boon to teachers taking a whole-language approach to science units. A fun and useful purchase." School Library Journal, Starred —

Clarion Books, 9780618111237, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 2001

About the Author

Joan Bransfield Graham, a former teacher, has published poetry for children and adults. She grew up in New Jersey on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

Steve Scott was born and grew up in Ithaca, New York. After an early career in banking, he returned to school for graphic design. He now works as a designer of children's books.