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If You Want to See a Whale - by Julie Fogliano (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 32

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Social Themes

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Age Range: 4-8 Years

Book theme: New Experience

Author: Julie Fogliano

Language: English

Street Date: May 7, 2013
TCIN: 14377051
UPC: 9781596437319
Item Number (DPCI): 248-81-8290
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description

"To find a picture book that attempts to explore the patient, persistent and solitary pursuit at the heart of creativity is unusual; to find one that succeeds in making such an abstract process comprehensible to children is extraordinary....The author-illustrator team responsible for the bestselling And Then It's Spring has again produced something truly unique, melding a hypnotic text with translucent, light-filled illustrations that invite young readers to climb aboard, row diligently, keep looking and experience the wonder of the journey for themselves." --The Washington Post

"Fogliano's words are carved and measured. This is a writer who takes her time, and the leaps she makes with language surprise and thrill." --The New York Times

"A gorgeous love song to the imagination . . . It's breathtaking . . . Fans will be waiting." --Booklist, starred review

"Readers will gape at the two enormous, whale-sized talents at work in this transfixing picture book." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Stead's pencil and linoleum prints--as delicate, understated, and imaginative as ever--take exciting creative license with Fogliano's expressive writing." --Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

"The same pair that brought us And Then It's Spring (rev. 1/12) returns with a book that has a similar overall feel but a completely different story. . . this one takes on the possibility of imagination." --The Horn Book

"Her [Stead's] work is often a study in composition, with horizon lines recurring like a chorus, counterpointed with subtle or strong diagonals and swoops. The whale itself is legitimately humongous yet also clearly wise and benign, politely presenting itself to the presumably well-pleased whale searchers. This could be an inducement to some imaginary eyes-shut travel, or just an offbeat choice for sending kids off to dreamland." --BCCB

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