Monday, June 18, 2018

"Time to Rhyme" - a bookwrap

Get ready for a treat today...

As Summer fades to Autumn,
Golden leaves fall from the trees,
And my shadow starts to flicker,
Like a candle in the breeze.

(Nigel Tetley)


'Time To Rhyme’

by Nigel Tetley and Peter David Scott (Illustrator)

Ages:  2+ 

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Troubador Publishing
Pub. date: May 3, 2018
Language: English 

Unwrapping some fabulous illustrations

About the book 

This book is a unique resource for Early Year's Literacy classes. It creatively features three variations on the theme of time which together introduce young readers to the cyclical rhythms of the seven days of the week, the four season, and the twelve months of the calendar year.  It contains 24 matching gorgeous illustrations that are catalysts for discussion as the story unfolds in perfect rhyme.  

The illustrations are beautiful enough to be framed and mounted on a wall and when talking with the author he suggested perhaps a calendar format of , "A Year and a Day" might be a possibility.  I encouraged him to make that a reality as it would be such a lovely  addition in any home and certainly make a splendid gift.  The ever-shifting scenery of the English countryside is the setting for this gentle and lyrical depiction of the passing of time as refracted through the prism of a child's imagination.  I highly, highly recommend this book.  It is one to be treasured by both young and old alike.  

Storywraps Rating -  5 +++...+ HUGS!!! 

In Nigel's  Own Words

 " This book is something of a departure from my other publications in that it is an attempt to introduce young children to the poetic use of language without the use of humour to keep them engaged. The focus is on both textual and visual imagery. I have decided that if I make it to the eternity of heaven, then I will spend my first million years looking at Peter David Scott’s illustrations. "

About the author

Since qualifying as a Religious Studies teacher in 1989, Nigel Tetley has worked in a variety of schools, spanning middle and secondary age groups in both the State and independent sectors. At the beginning of his teaching career, he also spent a year in Greece teaching English as a second language. In 2001, he started writing children's poetry at the suggestion of a colleague. He is also the author of Two Fat Cows,  The Grumpy Crocodile, Order! Order!, and When Bees Flew in for Breakfast.

Meet the Illustrator

Peter is an award winning book illustrator whose distinctive and recognisable artwork is sought out by top international publishing houses. In addition to successful series of solo books for Usborne, Templar, Quarto, Q.E.D. and Orpheus, his other well known clients include Reader’s Digest, Harper Collins, Time Life, Random House, Athena, Virgin, Disney, the R.S.P.B. and Dorling Kindersley. His artworks are also used in advertising, television and one of the Guardian newspaper's popular wallcharts. American scientific journals 'Current Science' and 'Wired' have featured his work, as has design periodical Creative Review and B.B.C. Wildlife magazine.
Peter also drew and co-designed the alien creatures for National Geographic’s successful two part C.G.I. documentary ‘Extraterrestrials’, the resulting designs appearing in the 'Radio Times'
and as part of the 'Science of Aliens' exhibition which toured the world. His recent work has included regular illustrations for 'How it Works', 'All about History' and 'World of Animals' magazines.
Peter's knowledge of his subject and attention to detail make his illustrations scientifically accurate as well as
visually appealing.

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