In a starred review Publisher's Weekly writes "Fisher gives preschoolers a leg up on need-to-know information in thisenergetic collection. In candy-coloredmultimedia collages, built with dollhouse-size toys and yard-sale bric-a-brac, she presents such topics as weather, seasons, and numbers up to 20. ... Considering all the titles on just one of these topics, these vintage/tacky photo-spreads are worth several books in one, even as they display the vast potential in rummage sales and vending machines."
And the Wall Street Journal adds "There's a faint haziness in Ms. Fisher's photographic style that gives her tableaux a sugared quality; you feel vaguely that you ought to be able to pluck the objects off the page and eat them."
at the Cornwall Library and afterwards did a collage workshop. I had a wonderfully talented and eager group of kids ages 3-13 (and a couple of equally talented and eager moms who could not resist the scissors and paper). Together we worked on a group of exquisite corpse. In case you're not familiar with exquisite corpse, let me explain... You begin with a piece of paper divided into 3 equal parts. At the very top third, the first person creates a head leaving off at the neck and then folds over the paper or securely covers (we used a piece of cardboard and LOTS of paperclips) their drawing, or in this case collage, so that the next person has no idea what the first person has created. The next person creates the torso of the figure leaving off at the hips in the middle third of the paper. Now both the head and the torso are securely covered and the third person creates the legs and feet in the bottom third of the paper.
When everyone is finished, the exquisite corpse is revealed!