Red Sings from Treetops by by Joyce Sidman

Mixed Media

If you’re one of those people always on the lookout for unique picture books with text to match, then snap this one up for the kids in your life—or just for yourself. Sidman’s poetic words and Pamela Zagarenski’s vibrant collage-and-paint illustrations make this book a real treat. Walk through the seasons, taking note of the colors, sounds, and smells that characterize them: “Fall smells purple: old leaves, crushed berries, squishy plums with worms in them. Purple: the smell of all things mixed together.” Ages 4-8. (Houghton Mifflin)

About the Author

Sandy Swartzentruber serves as the resource coordinator for Faith Formation Ministries and is a member of Sherman Street CRC in Grand Rapids, Mich.