Reviews for High, Low, Near, Far, Loud, Quiet Story


Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 September 1999
Ages 1^-4. Clear, full-page color photographs with one-word captions show the opposites in the ordinary activities of a sister and younger brother during one day. The girl reaches for a book high on the shelf; on the opposite page, the boy crouches low with his toys under the table. Under the trees they play with their large dog; on the opposite page the girl looks at one small ant on her arm. With expressive faces and body language, each active picture suggests a story, and preschoolers will enjoy talking about the feelings and dynamics in each scenario. Is the girl a little downcast in one picture? Or is she thoughtful? Tired? She's certainly having fun later. The children are loud in the bathtub, quiet as they listen to a story. Most evocative is the final beautiful pairing: near as Mom tucks the boy in bed; far, the view through the window of the dark city night. ((Reviewed September 15, 1999)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2000 Spring
Through a series of color photos with one-word descriptions, Crews takes readers through the day's activities of a brother and sister. Their day includes a walk to the park--the older girl runs while the little boy is carried, and the text reads ""fast"" and ""slow."" Their bath is ""loud,"" but bedtime stories are ""quiet."" Toddlers will enjoy seeing the small activities and will find plenty to talk about in the lively, expressive photos.Copyright 2000 Horn Book Guide Reviews

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Kirkus Reviews 1999 October #1
A High, Low, Near, Far, Loud, Quiet Story (24 pp.; $16.00; PLB $15.93; Oct.; 0-688-16794-2; PLB 16795-0) Crews (You Are Here, 1998, etc.) explores opposites that are a part of a child's daily experience; the full-color labeled photographs are ideal for pick-and-point toddlers and younger lap-sitters. Day and night, wide and narrow, loud and quiet all make an appearance in home scenes, street scenes, and playground scenes that star a brother and sister, and sometimes their mother; the word ``day'' opens the book, and ``night'' closes it, but beyond this bracketing, the pairs of opposites appear on the same spreads. This simple book is certain to delight young onlookers and anyone familiar with Crews's other creations. (Picture book. 4-6) Copyright 1999 Kirkus Reviews

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Library Journal Reviews 1999 December #1
PreS-K-Throughout the day and into the night, a brother and sister experience the world of opposites in this enchanting photomontage. Crews captures the natural enthusiasm and inquisitiveness of the children as they set out for the park where they play in surroundings rich with appealing opposites, from a large dog and a small ant to a wet sprinkler and a welcoming dry towel. As the day draws to a close, a loud bath and a quiet story prepare them to settle into bed, where mother is near and the dark city streets seem far away. Using scenes both familiar and inviting, Crews has created a delightful concept book that will have young children pointing to the opposites in their own world.-Teri Markson, Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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School Library Journal Reviews 1999 December
PreS-K-Throughout the day and into the night, a brother and sister experience the world of opposites in this enchanting photomontage. Crews captures the natural enthusiasm and inquisitiveness of the children as they set out for the park where they play in surroundings rich with appealing opposites, from a large dog and a small ant to a wet sprinkler and a welcoming dry towel. As the day draws to a close, a loud bath and a quiet story prepare them to settle into bed, where mother is near and the dark city streets seem far away. Using scenes both familiar and inviting, Crews has created a delightful concept book that will have young children pointing to the opposites in their own world.-Teri Markson, Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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