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The Resource Red light, green lion, written by Candace Ryan ; illustrated by Jennifer Yerkes

Red light, green lion, written by Candace Ryan ; illustrated by Jennifer Yerkes

Label
Red light, green lion
Title
Red light, green lion
Statement of responsibility
written by Candace Ryan ; illustrated by Jennifer Yerkes
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Inspired by a favourite childhood game (Red Light, Green Light), Red Light, Green Lion is a sweet, sometimes silly, and philosophical picture book that encourages friendship, sharing and literacy. As a green lion stands at a street corner waiting for a green light, a surprising sequence of events takes place. Each page turn brings something new that begins with the letters "li" And while readers may guess, each time, that it will be the expected green light, it usually isn't. First there's the green lion, then a storm, which brings green li--ghtning and rain, a lilac bouquet, a life saver, livestock, library books and lima beans. Eventually after much action and many surprises, the water recedes, the traffic light turns green - green light, finally!"--
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Review
/* Starred Review */ “Red light, green li-”—not so fast! Readers will eagerly rush to finish this familiar phrase with the word “light,” but a page turn that cuts that fourth word off after “li-” leads to unexpected endings: “green li- / -ghtning,” “green li- / -lac,” “green li- / -fesaver,” “green li- / -ma bean,” green li- / -feboat.” This playful picture book stretches out these surprise endings, keeping children entertained and engaged while positing that life often dishes up the unpredictable. An expressive green lion encounters all these shockers (floating livestock, endangered library books), and his dumbfounded dot eyes, hair-on-end mane, and earnest efforts to get through such a kooky day evoke empathy and laughs. A matter-of-fact, soothing narrative voice admits “some days, nothing goes the way we thought it would. But then something happens that makes the journey easier” and also “[s]ome days, everything slows down, and we may feel stuck. Those are good times to be still and think.” Assured pastel and brush-pen illustrations inscribe a world outlined in simple colors, set atop cloud-white backdrops—it’s an environment that makes thinking about murky concepts easy for young people. Funny, helpful, empathetic, accessible, and perfect for an interactive group read-aloud or quiet contemplation under the covers. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10782266
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Candace
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Yerkes, Jennifer
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Friendship
  • Traffic signs and signals
  • Traffic signs and signals
  • Green
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Red light, green lion, written by Candace Ryan ; illustrated by Jennifer Yerkes
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
Control code
000066112880
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781525300158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1051136531
Label
Red light, green lion, written by Candace Ryan ; illustrated by Jennifer Yerkes
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
Control code
000066112880
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781525300158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1051136531

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