|From The Publisher*|
A "body movement multi-sensory inventive language poem" intended for children ages 2 to 5, Singily Skipping Along is playful and imaginative, asking the reader to pretend to be a tree, a whale, a spider, a cloud, and to find the many delightful ways they can move their bodies. The text uses some predictable and cumulative patterns but also includes joyful surprise patterns-and a healthy dose of nonsense-to stimulate children's imaginations. Deanne Fitzpatrick's hooked rug illustrations bring freedom and texture to the verse, and the result is a tactile and joyful classic Fitch book.
|Review Quote*||Kidlit heavyweight Sheree Fitch of River John and world-renowned rug hooking artist Deanne Fitzpatrick of Amherst have teamed up to create a kids' book about body movement called Singily Skipping Along . Fitzpatrick's rugs are on sale in an online auction (singilyskipping.ca) with all proceeds going toward L'Arche Atlantic, which is dedicated to homes, programs and support networks for people who have intellectual disabilities. "I didn't want those rugs to get sold off one by one. I wanted something special to happen to them," says Fitzpatrick. The rugs, each 38 centimetres by 38 centimetres, are "about being in the moment, about play."|