NZ Writer and Illustrator
Juliette MacIver, illustrated by Nina Rycroft
Scholastic 2015 $19.00pb 32pp
ISBN 978 1 7754 3224 1
Themes: Dancing/ Grasshoppers/ Music/ Seasons/ Stories in rhyme
The grasshoppers dance in the summertime hum, in autumn in the sycamore trees and in winter they sleep in a hole in the hill. Then, come the spring, they dance in the lush green vales. In a new genre for this writer we are treated, as in the new book below from Ruth Paul, to a positive language feast of a truly lyrical nature. Be very aware though if you are reading this aloud to a group for the first time, several practise runs are needed, as there is much to trip you up. Nina Rycroft, the illustrator, has captured the changing seasons with subtle colourings.
|Image: Barbara Murison|
Recommended.Preschoolup/ Age 3 up