Author Robert Heidbreder • Illustrator Karen Patkau
Stoddart Kids 1999
Slither into Python Play and Other Recipes for Fun. This boisterous book of poetry with its colourful collage illustrations speaks to the wonder of young children at play. Share the laughter and excitement!
AWARDS & HONOURS
• 11th Annual Dimensional Illustrators Bronze Award 1999
• Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice 1999 Selection
• “This delightful and lively book of poems for younger children is a pleasure to read aloud. … Robert Heidbreder … obviously has a deep love of words and an astute sense of rhythm. And he knows little kids – his topics are mud and bicycling, pythons and playgrounds, giggling an tickling. … Each poem is energetic and appealing … Karen Patkau … uses a playful combination of paint and collage to create strong, bright pictures full of exuberant children, dogs and cats, sailboats and playgrounds. Young children will be engrossed by the variety of textures … Nursery school and kindergarten kids will like this book. So will their parents and teachers.” – Quill & Quire
“This poetry book contains 31 poems in various formats, which all celebrate activities, games and fun for children…. Most of the activities are illustrated as small group fun, which could lead to discussions of friendship and being a good sport. … this is an exuberant, warm and inviting book, which will have appeal for younger children.” – Resource Links