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Petal and Poppy, by Lisa Clough and Ed Briant

Label
Petal and Poppy
Title
Petal and Poppy
Statement of responsibility
by Lisa Clough and Ed Briant
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Best friends Petal, a tuba-playing elephant, and Poppy, an adventurous rhinoceros, do not always agree on what to do but they can always count on one another when the going gets rough
Member of
Character
Illustration
Review
  • As she did in Felicity & Cordelia: A Tale of Two Bunnies, Clough pairs up an adventure seeker and a worrywart in this addition to the publisher’s Green Light Readers line of leveled readers. Though Petal the elephant enjoys practicing her tuba, her playing (“BAH-BWAB-BAAH!”) irks rhino Poppy, who decides to go scuba diving to escape the din. Imagining the calamities that might await her friend, Petal insists on accompanying Poppy in her sailing dinghy. The sound of Petal’s music guides Poppy to the boat when she gets lost in the fog, and Poppy in turn rescues Petal after she jumps in the water to look for her friend. The story unfolds entirely through the characters’ tidy dialogue and musings, which appear in speech and thought balloons. Briant’s (Don’t Look Now) illustrations also play a vital role in the storytelling; the action moves forward in rectangular comics-style panels, and the bright teals and oranges of his palette help make the friends’ seaside home feel inviting and picturesque. This odd couple also stars in Petal and Poppy and the Penguin, due simultaneously. Ages 6–8. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed January 20, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 03, p)
  • An elephant and a rhino can't see eye to eye, but they eventually find a helpful middle ground. Petal, a wide-eyed elephant sporting a flowery hat and cheery heart-printed dress, is thrilled her friend Poppy is not around so she can practice her tuba. Little does she know that Poppy, a rhino in a bikini, is sitting nearby, quietly reading. Disrupted by the music, Poppy declares it an opportune time to scuba dive. Petal worries about her friend and decides to join her on the boat. After her dive, when Poppy returns to the surface, she discovers the fog has rolled in, obscuring her boat. Happily, Petal's resonant tuba serves as a foghorn and helps reunite the friends. The simple story with clear, bright art demonstrates that friends do not always need to agree and bobs along as buoyantly as sun across the water. Although a sweet and cheery pair, Petal and Poppy may not have enough oomph—be it laughs, silliness or a winning combination of the two—to stand out in an already glutted market of early-reader buddy stories. Still, readers beguiled by the elephant-rhino pals may want to check out their second tale, Petal and Poppy and the Penguin, publishing simultaneously. A blithe and breezy charmer. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10301292
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jahn-Clough, Lisa
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.J153536
LC item number
Pet 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Briant, Ed
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Petal and Poppy
  • Green light readers. Level 2
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
  • Elephants
  • Rhinoceroses
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
  • Best friends
  • Elephants
  • Friendship
  • Rhinoceroses
Target audience
primary
Label
Petal and Poppy, by Lisa Clough and Ed Briant
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
At sea -- A perfect day -- The party
Control code
ocn848267659
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9780544114777
Lccn
2013020667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)848267659
Label
Petal and Poppy, by Lisa Clough and Ed Briant
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
At sea -- A perfect day -- The party
Control code
ocn848267659
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9780544114777
Lccn
2013020667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)848267659

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