"I don't know who is having more fun with this book--my four
year old grandson or his father who has a Ph.D. in Physics!"
teacher, Calabasas, CA
P 71 Top Books of the Century
PA School Library Journal Best
Book of the Year
PA NCTE Notable Trade Book in
the Language Arts
PA Children's Book of the Year,
Child Study Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College
PNew York Public Library "100
Titles for Reading and Sharing"
PGreat Stone Face
Book Award Nominee, New Hampshire
PA Kansas State Reading Circle
P"Children's Books Mean Business," ABA-CBC Exhibit
Collection '97, '98, '99, & 2000
Trade Books K-9, Marilyn Carpenter
& Many of the poems from Splish
Splash are starting to appear in textbooks from kindergarten through
describing water in such natural states as clouds, in such fanciful forms
as crocodile tears, or in such artificially harnessed forms as a shower ("A shower is a private cloud/ it is a special place/ where I can make
it rain so hard/ in such a little space"),
Graham and Scott team to create a
wonderful collection of concrete poetry that is easily as refreshing as a spring rain"
" 21 clever poems
about water burble and dance across the pages of this vivid volume . . . A
delightful blend of visual and verbal fun."
collection of poems about water and the particular ways children may come
in contact with it . . . cries to be read aloud . . .
a fun and useful purchase."
PSLJ, starred review
"A set of wonderfully evocative rhymes about water: as steam, as ice, in waves and waterfalls, in oceans and ice
cubes. Graham uses simple
phrases and images, displaying both a fine ear and a lively imagination,
inviting readers to enjoy the sound of the words as well as their sense:
"Snow is made of
crystal laces/ full of frost and empty spaces/ how can stringing holes
together/ pile up into so much weather?" . . . An outstanding
collaboration between poet and visual artist."
"Imaginative . . . appealing
"sparkling . . . fascinating for young AND older readers, and invites
aspiring writers to experiment with their own poetry"
Book Review Services
"delightful . . . demonstrates the magical qualities of water as well
as language" Advisory
"flamboyant . . . don't miss . . . science teachers will smile . .