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Bumblebee, bumblebee, do you know me? : a garden guessing game, Anne Rockwell

Label
Bumblebee, bumblebee, do you know me? : a garden guessing game
Title
Bumblebee, bumblebee, do you know me?
Title remainder
a garden guessing game
Statement of responsibility
Anne Rockwell
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A series of riddles that first give descriptions of various flowers and then reveal their names
Illustration
Review
  • Books for Youth, For the Young: Ages 3-6. This picture book presents a series of short, riddle-and-response conversations between various blooming plants and the critters living around them. Each double-page spread displays a flower and a few lines of text, such as "Butterfly, butterfly, / do you know me? / Here I stand, tall and straight, / while my silky cup catches rain." Facing the text page with its picture of a butterfly is a large painting of a single flower; the words "I am a tulip" following the shape of its leaves. The illustrations, silkscreen designs painted with watercolor and gouache, capture the significant features of various plants with a minimum of fuss. Along with the well-chosen words, the pictures will help children learn the names of common posies as they play the simple riddle game. A nicely designed and downright pretty picture book for those who "could while away the hours, conversin' with the flowers." ((Reviewed March 15, 1999)) -- Carolyn Phelan
  • PreS-Gr 1--A disappointing effort. On each double-page spread, a riddle about a flower is addressed to an insect: "Butterfly, butterfly,/do you know me?/Here I stand, tall and straight,/while my silky cup catches rain." The left-hand page shows the insect set against a background color that coordinates with the flower, which appears on the right with its name tucked into the drawing. The illustrations, done with watercolors and gouache on silk screen, are uneven. A few of the images are eye-catching--the iris has some stunning purple tones and the rose some lively shades of pink and red. The majority of the flowers, however, look washed-out and dull. While words are simple, most of the clues are not. Children may not be familiar with the names and appearances of some of these blooms, such as zinnias and morning glories. Lois Ehlert's Planting a Rainbow (Harcourt, 1988) is a more appealing and colorful introduction to flowers.--Dina Sherman, Brooklyn Children's Museum, NY
  • Just in time to herald spring's flowers, Rockwell (Once Upon a Time This Morning) has created a graceful primer on the inhabitants of the backyard garden. Each spread poses an evocative flower riddle to a different insect: "Bumblebee, bumblebee, do you know me? Yellow and green, I wave to the breeze to say that spring is here." The answer, "I am a daffodil," is found on the opposite page in lighter typeface, set in a line following the curve of the flower's leaf. Nine other flowers follow; for the grand finale, the riddle is addressed to a "little boy," and the subject, a sunflower, stands tall across the spread when the book is held sideways. Using silk screens painted with watercolor and gouache, Rockwell creates elegant stylized shapes that efficiently and memorably communicate each flower's architecture to young eyes; at the same time, she's able to convey the softness of a petal and the radiant layers of color that exist in a single blossom. She underscores the simple beauty of her paintings with a stunning book design that plays down its own sophistication: ornamental capitals subtly accentuate the flower and insect compositions; the white ground is in perfect balance with the fields of gorgeously chosen color. The look is as fresh as a daisy. Ages 3-7. (Feb.)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
105040
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rockwell, Anne F
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.R5943
LC item number
Bn 1999
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flowers
  • Flowers
  • Flowers
Target audience
primary
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a garden guessing game
Label
Bumblebee, bumblebee, do you know me? : a garden guessing game, Anne Rockwell
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm37345681
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780060273309
Lccn
97028795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)37345681
Label
Bumblebee, bumblebee, do you know me? : a garden guessing game, Anne Rockwell
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm37345681
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780060273309
Lccn
97028795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)37345681

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