Monday, May 9, 2011

Tulip See's America by Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant's, Tulip See's America, is a children's book focusing on colorful scenic images, using repetitive oral dialuge as the narrator drives in his little green Beetle with his dog Tulip throughout the mid-west states.

"There are no farms like Iowa's
There are no sky's like Nebraska's
There is no wind like Wyoming
There are no mountains like Colorado's
There is no deserts like Nevada's
There is no ocean like Oregon's."

Each of these images are expertly crafted through the illustrating works of Lisa Desimini.  Lisa Desimini's characters are critized as looking too young to be driving cross country.  Also, "Tulip See's America" only really see's six states, another critisizm from Publishers Weekly . 

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