for Market Day
by Lois Ehlert
Lois Ehlert drew upon her own extensive folk art collection to create the assemblages put together here to tell the story of a trip to a village market. The brief rhyming text helps move the action along, but the heart and soul of the book is the rich and varied folk art itself, which has been arranged into lively and colorful scenes from the narrative. “Where did they come from? What are they made of?” asks the visual glossary at the story’s end. Each folk art object used throughout the book is pictured on its own on these two wonderfully busy pages, with its country of origin and the medium that was used to create it also provided. There is much to look at and enjoy in this highly unusual and intriguing volume. (Ages 5-9)
CCBC Choices 2001. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2001. Used with permission.
It's market day, and everyone's going to the town square. But this is no ordinary market--it's a veritable feast of folk art from around the world, assembled with Lois Ehlert's impeccable eye for color and design. Whether you're looking for fruits, vegetables, or just an afternoon of fun, here's a shopping trip you won't want to miss! •A simple introduction to folk art from an award-winning illustrator •Includes a key detailing sources of the art used to create each piece •Combined artistic and multicultural appeal a plus for teachers
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