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Red, White, and Boom!

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!

Praise For Red, White, and Boom!

“…made to order for the summer storyhour crowd as well as quiet lapsits under a shady tree.” —School Library Journal, starred

“Perfect pussycat poetry.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review on Won Ton

“[A] celebration of the child-pet bond.” —Booklist, starred review on Won Ton

“Will steal the hearts of readers young and old.” —School Library Journal, starred review on Won Ton

“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 on At the Beach

“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 on In the Snow

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805090659, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2012

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 and Red, White, and Boom! She lives in Santa Barbara, California.

HUY VOUN LEE was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and moved to the United States in 1975. She has written and illustrated three other books on Chinese character writing: At the Beach, In the Snow, and In the Park. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Ms. Lee lives in New York City.