• The Ugly Duckling
  • 그림작가 제리 핑크니(Jerry Pinkney)
  • 글작가 Hans Christian Andersen
  • 페이지 40
  • 출판사 Morrow
  • 발행일
  • Panoramic end papers set the scene for the creation of the Andersen tale, 'The Ugly Duckling.' 'Each full-page spread is lush with color that befits the beauty of the naturalistic setting. Pinkney imbues the animals with personality without anthropomorphizing them.'
  • 1900-01-01
    3304
  • Casey at the Bat
  • 그림작가 Christopher Bing
  • 글작가 Ernest Lawrence Thayer
  • 페이지 32
  • 출판사 Handprint
  • 발행일 2000-01-01
  • The immortal ballad of Ernest Thayer finds new life through Christopher Bing"s innovative treatment. Pen and ink scratchboard 'engravings' in late 19th-century style are seamlessly blended with memorabilia and trompe l"oeil recreations in an homage to the great American pastime. 'Using the latest technological applications, Bing has firmly placed Thayer"s poem in its own historic era. Layering the illustrations with detailed contextual background and a confident, even cocky depiction of Casey, Bing brings the world of the Mudville Nine to life for a new generation,' said Rockman.
  • 1900-01-01
    1779
  • Martin's Big Words
  • 그림작가 브라이언 컬리어 (Bryan Collier)
  • 글작가 도린 래퍼포트 (Doreen Rappaport)
  • 페이지 40
  • 출판사 Jump at the Sun
  • 발행일
  • In this picture book biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., Rappaport"s spare text and carefully chosen quotes are carried to a powerful emotional level by Collier"s art. From the smiling, inviting image on the cover to each striking double spread the artist portrays significant events evoking King"s purpose, telling readers that 'His big words are alive for us today.' 'Collier combines two mediums, paint and cut-paper collage, to beautifully evoke the dramatic and inspiring life of this great civil rights leader. Sunlight streaming through stained glass windows, the ugly flames of a destructive fire and the gentle glow of four candles in a church illuminate milestones from King"s life.'
  • 1900-01-01
    3866
  • The Three Pigs
  • 그림작가 데이비드 위즈너(David Wiesner)
  • 글작가 데이비드 위즈너(David Wiesner)
  • 페이지 40
  • 출판사 Clarion
  • 발행일
  • The plot and form of a familiar folktale unravel as the pigs are huffed and puffed off the page and into a new world. The trio cavorts through scenes from nursery rhyme to fairy tale, liberating other characters on the fly. Wiesner uses a range of artistic styles and thrilling perspectives to play with the structure and conventions of traditional storytelling, redefining the picture book. 'Pigs burst through the pages" boundaries and soar into new dimensions. Transformations occur as the pigs boldly enter new stories, make friends, and ultimately control their own fate. Witty dialogue and physical humor make this a selection that will have youngsters squealing with delight. Through Wiesner"s vision and artistic virtuosity, The Three Pigs celebrates possibility,' said Kate McClelland, chair of the 2002 Caldecott Award Selection Committee.
  • 1900-01-01
    3829
  • Noah's Ark
  • 그림작가 제리 핑크니(Jerry Pinkney)
  • 글작가 제리 핑크니(Jerry Pinkney)
  • 페이지 40
  • 출판사 Sea Star/North-South Books
  • 발행일
  • Pinkney (The Ugly Duckling) unfurls some of the finest illustrations of his career in this lush, not-to-be-missed version of the perennially popular Bible story. In unfettered, graceful prose, Pinkney relates Noah"s faithful work in building the ship and gathering the animals. He enhances the smoothly rendered plot with simple, evocative detail ('The strong wooden beams embraced the clouds' '[The animals] followed him into the ark, and God closed the door behind them'). The watercolor-and-pencil animal tableaux delicately hued, vigorously executed are stunning in their artistry. Realistically drawn creatures flap, leap, lumber and slither about under the watchful, hopeful eyes of a kind-faced, gray-bearded Noah and his family. These crowded but never chaotic scenes, as well as those depicting whales in implicit comparison with the ark, will help children grasp the magnitude of the story"s message of faith, stewardship and obedience. Ages 5-8. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
  • 1900-01-01
    3410
  • Ella Sarah Gets Dressed
  • 그림작가 마거릿 초도스 어빈(Margaret Chodos Irvine)
  • 글작가 마거릿 초도스 어빈
  • 페이지 40
  • 출판사 Harcourt Children Books
  • 발행일
  • In “Ella Sarah Gets Dressed” a young girl stands in front of her wardrobe to select her attire and makes her OWN fashion statement. Elegant in its simplicity, this perfect picture book uses a “variety of printmaking techniques.” Cheerful, bold colors outlined in white emphasize Ella Sarah"s freedom and confidence. From School Library Journal PreSchool-K-In typical toddler fashion, Ella Sarah has her own ideas about what she should wear and persists in her choices despite her family"s suggestions. 'Her father said, 'That outfit is too fancy. Why don"t you wear your yellow T-shirt with white shorts, and your tennis shoes?"' Ella Sarah replies with what becomes her refrain. 'I want to wear my pink polka-dot pants, my dress with orange-and-green flowers, my purple-and-blue striped socks, my yellow shoes, and my red hat!' At the end, her equally 'well-dressed' friends arrive for a tea party. The larger-than-life family members tower over Ella Sarah, with only their torsos and legs showing. The exuberant illustrations, 'created using a variety of printmaking techniques,' dance and tumble across the pages, adding emotion to her refrain. The vibrant yellows, oranges, pinks, and purples work together surprisingly well-Ella Sarah doesn"t look as shocking as one would imagine. This should be a hit at storytime or for one-on-one sharing. Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
  • 1900-01-01
    2834
  • Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
  • 그림작가 모 윌렘스(Mo Willems)
  • 글작가 Mo Willems
  • 페이지 36
  • 출판사 Walker Books US
  • 발행일
  • In Don"t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, a persistent pigeon asks, pleads, cajoles, wheedles, connives, negotiates, demands and uses emotional blackmail in attempts to get behind the wheel. Pigeon will not take no for an answer, and puts the reader on the spot, using an escalating series of tactics. Perfectly paced, every line and blank space in the deceptively simple illustrations are essential. PreS. In his winning debut, Willems finds the preschooler in a pigeon: a cajoling, tantrum-throwing, irresistible bird. 'I"ve got to leave for a little while,' says a uniformed bus driver as he strolls off the opening pages. 'I thought he"d never leave,' says the big-eyed pigeon as he marches onto the next spread and begins his campaign to drive the bus. His tactics, addressed to an unseen audience, are many: he reasons ('I tell you what: I"ll just steer') he whines ('I never get to do anything!') he"s creative ('Let"s play "Drive the Bus"! I"ll go first') he bargains ('C"mon! Just once around the block!'). Finally he erupts in a feather-flying tantrum, followed by a drooping sulk that ends only when a truck arrives, and new road fantasies begin. Librarians may struggle with the endpapers, which contain important story content, but the design is refreshingly minimal, focusing always on the pigeon he"s the only image on nearly every earth-toned spread. Willems is a professional animator, and each page has the feel of a perfectly frozen frame of cartoon footage--action, remarkable expression, and wild humor captured with just a few lines. Preschoolers will howl over the pigeon"s dramatics, even as they recognize that he wheedles, blows up, and yearns to be powerful just like they do. Gillian Engberg - Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
  • 1900-01-01
    3817
  • What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?
  • 그림작가
  • 글작가 Robin Page and Steve Jenkins
  • 페이지 32
  • 출판사 Houghton Mifflin
  • 발행일
  • What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? is an innovative guessing book that delivers a fun and playful science lesson on 30 animals" body parts: ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet and tails. The artist uses exquisite cut-paper collage to detail basic forms combined with clever placement of the spare text to create an interactive visual display. From School Library Journal Kindergarten-Grade 4-Jenkins, this time in collaboration with his wife, has created yet another eye-opening book. Children will learn that lizards can completely break off their tail as a defense and that it will grow back. And, they"ll find out that crickets" ears are on their knees. Most fish have two eyes, but some have four, the better to see above and below the water at the same time. These are just a few of the fascinating facts of nature dangled out front to draw readers into this beautifully illustrated book. On each spread, five different animals" tails, ears, eyes, or other body parts, done in vibrant cut-paper collage, appear with a simple question ('What do you do with a- like this?'). The next spread shows the five creatures in their entirety and offers a brief explanation. For example, 'If you"re an elephant, you use your nose to give yourself a bath.' The back pages offer more information for older or more curious readers. This is a great book for sharing one-on-one or with a group. Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
  • 1900-01-01
    2492
  • The Red Book
  • 그림작가 바바라 리만(Barbara Lehman)
  • 글작가 바바라 리만(Barbara Lehman)
  • 페이지 32
  • 출판사 Houghton Mifflin
  • 발행일
  • From School Library Journal Starred Review. Kindergarten-Grade 6–This perfectly eloquent wordless book tells the complex story of a reader who gets lost, literally, in a little book that has the magic to move her to another place. On her winter-gray walk to school, a young girl spies a book"s red cover sticking out of a snowdrift and picks it up. During class, she opens her treasure and finds a series of square illustrations showing a map, then an island, then a beach, and finally a boy. He finds a red book buried in the sand, picks it up, opens it, and sees a sequence of city scenes that eventually zoom in on the girl. As the youngsters view one another through the pages of their respective volumes, they are at first surprised and then break into smiles. After school, the girl buys bunches of helium balloons and floats off into the sky, accidentally dropping her book along the way. It lands on the street below and through its pages readers see the girl reach her destination and greet her new friend, and it isn"t long before another child picks up that magical red book. Done in watercolor, gouache, and ink, the simple, streamlined pictures are rife with invitations to peek inside, to investigate further, and–like a hall of mirrors–reflect, refract, repeat, and reveal. Lehman"s story captures the magical possibility that exists every time readers open a book–if they allow it: they can leave the 'real world' behind and, like the heroine, be transported by the helium of their imaginations.–Kathy Krasniewicz, Perrot Library, Old Greenwich, CT Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 1900-01-01
    4166