Carmine: A Little More Red (Paperback)

Carmine: A Little More Red By Melissa Sweet Cover Image

Carmine: A Little More Red (Paperback)

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Carmine is a painter, always in search of just the right color (especially anything in the red family) to add to her paintings. So when she and her dog Rufus set off on their bike to Granny’s, she is too easily lured by a lovely meadow full of poppies. And, as she begins painting, she is too oblivious to danger lurking along the path.

Melissa Sweet is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of many fine children’s books including Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White, winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus award, Balloons Over Broadway, a Sibert winner, and The Right Word and A River of Words, both Caldecott Honors. Reviewers have described her unique mixed-media illustrations as “exuberant,” “outstanding,” and “a creative delight.” Melissa lives on the beautiful coast of Maine. In addition to writing and painting, she enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. For more information about the author and her work, visit her online at melissasweet.net.

Product Details ISBN: 9780618997176
ISBN-10: 0618997172
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: May 5th, 2008
Pages: 40
Language: English

"A fetching retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood” that also works as an effective alphabet book. . . . The fresh and imaginative mixed-media art imitates the sketchbook of a child artist." --School Library Journal,starred School Library Journal, Starred

"For her authorial debut Sweet . . . offers a colorful, abecedarian take on Little Red Riding Hood. Creative details, both visual and verbal, abound."

Publishers Weekly

"The illustrator tries her hand at words and images in this delightful alphabet and fairytale twist. . . . Besides her vivacious paint and collage pictures, Sweet plays with her love of words." --Kirkus Kirkus Reviews

"the sunny mixed-media art—nicely sparked with reds in all their bright variety—tells the story beautifully." —Horn Book Horn Book

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