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Outside, inside

by Crimi, Carolyn.

Format: Print Book 1995
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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Clairton Public Library Picture Books J P CRIM
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv Pict Cri
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During a storm, Molly notices different things outside her window and inside her house.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4-6. Plenty of pleasant alliteration marks the evocative, simple text, but it will probably be the fresh, colorful illustrations accompanying the words that really sell this book to kids. Riley's painted cut-paper collages, with their crisp lines and shapes and dappled shadings, are striking. Suffused with gentle comedy, they capture the goings-on outside during a rainy day and the goings-on inside, where Molly and her pets amuse themselves while they await an opportunity to open the door and let "the outside in!" --Stephanie Zvirin"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Crimi's first book is a story of contrasts: as Molly awakens in the morning and stretches in her flannel robe, "Outside, black clouds sink down to the bottom of the sky." In scenarios alternating between outdoors and indoors, the wind cries, a rabbit scurries, "rain spills from the clouds" and "a slash of lightning scratches the sky" while a grandfather's clock ticks reassuringly, "maple syrup slips down a pancake mountain," Molly's cat naps beside the fireplace and the girl "twirls on her tiptoes." When the sun finally "pushes through a crack in the clouds," Molly opens the door "and lets the outside in!" Crimi's inventive use of language adds lyricism and sparkle to her simple tale, while a striking, airy typeface and stylized cut-paper illustrations provide unusual visual exuberance. Calendar artist Riley's palette nicely complements the tale's theme: the deep blues and greens used to depict the natural world effectively counterbalance the warm hues of Molly's vermilion robe, pink dress and other items found in her snug home. Ages 3-7. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Storms -- Fiction.
Nature -- Fiction.
Perception -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,1995
Contributors Riley, Linnea Asplind.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
ISBN 0671886886
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