Author(s): Helen Borten
With vivid poetic word imagery, and pictures as loud as a lion or as quiet as a whisper, Helen Borten introduces children to listening to everything around them to show them just how beautiful our world sounds in this new edition of her 1960s classic.Helen Borten was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1930. She attended the Philadelphia Museum College of Art and produced the main body of her well-loved children's picture books in the 1960s.
"Originally published in 1959, Mr. Borten s beautiful, vintage artwork adds texture to the basics: lines, color, and shape, whether it s by adding swirls to an ocean full of fish or wispy, thin spider webs above the thick bars of a lion s cage. Ms. Borten artwork and evocative text inspires children to see the world around them as a great big painting, full of lines and shapes and colors, to look at and enjoy . This is a great book to read out loud, then talk about the different sounds and feelings kids associate with them.""-Books for Kids" "the book is beautiful, the text is lovelyBorten s technique is to represent soundor rather the feeling of sound (which is to say, the feeling of the feeling of sound) through language and art.""-Biblioklept""
Helen Borten: Helen Borten was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1930. She attended the Philadelphia Museum College of Art and produced the main body of her well-loved Children's picture book illustrations in the 1960's.