Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude Illustrated by Calef Brown Atheneum, 2009
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THREE STARRED REVIEWS...!
* “This salute mimes Stein’s mischievous voice and cultivates its own literary audience.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
* “Readers will want to go back to the words and the colors and the tea and Alice and Gertrude and having bright, sparkling fun with words and colors and tea.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Read the review.>
* “Gertrude Is Gertrude Is Gertrude Is Gertrude puts the fun front and center, both in the lives of the artists it describes, and in its imitation of its titular writer’s style.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review). Read the review.>
“Winter’s text creates an infectious, rhythmic web….” (Booklist)
“A joyful celebration of an innovative and creative spirit.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
“Gently parodic prose spiced with homonym, clang association, irony, nonsense rhyme, digression, and zany rhetoric pull the child into this curious cosmos.” (The New Republic). Read the review.>
“Written in Gertrude’s stream-of-consciousness style, the text is catchy and whimsical, not didactic. This one is a keeper, keeper, keeper. Why of course it is.” (The Artful Parent). Read the review.>
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