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Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors
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Cover of Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors
Author Joyce Sidman
Illustrator Pamela Zagarenski
Language English
Genre Children's Literature, Poetry
Published 2009 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Media type Print (Picture Book)
Pages 32

Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors is a children's picture book written by American children's author Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, and published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. The book follows the changes of the seasons throughout the year by looking at colors. The book was an Honor book for the Caldecott Medal and won the Claudia Lewis Poetry Award in 2010. Other awards and honors Red Sings from Treetops has earned include the Minnesota Book Award, Cybils Poetry Award, the Bulletin Blue Ribbon and Booklist Editor's Choice.


The book, which Sidman describes as a "thread that starts in spring and celebrates the colors through the seasons", is divided into four sections with the headings Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. In each section, Sidman provides a poetic description of the titular season, using colors to display what occurs at each point in the year, such as leaves budding in the spring being "Shy. / Green peeks from buds, / trembles in the breeze.". Most pages are dedicated to one or two colors, and the poetry is accompanied by images provided by Zagarenski. Almost all of the images follow a person and their dog participating in seasonal activities, both of whom are typically wearing a paper crown and are otherwise dressed for the weather.

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