Charles P Crawford Three-legged race

ISBN 13: 9780060213664

Three-legged race

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Three young people manage to forget their hospital surroundings as their friendship deepens and they are increasingly caught up in a world of their own.

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A picture book that fails despite its striking, effective illustrations. It's a mood piece of bright, Matisse-style paper cut-outs, depicting with simplicity nature's infinite beauty from the point of view of a child on an airplane flight. Cotler uses exciting color combinations (bright red and black, royal blue and vivid orange) to contribute energy where it's needed, and also to enhance each page's visual appeal. Her illustrations are complete and self-sufficient, always succeeding aesthetically. Unfortunately, there is also text. It blares out at readers in bold, bright white letters, competing with the images and, in some cases, robbing them of their proper status as the focal point on each page. Sadly, the text is often redundant and dilutes the strength of the pictures. While Sky Above Earth Below is an exciting debut of the artist's work, it is ultimately a disappointing effort. --Liza Bliss, Worcester Public Library, MA
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

Cotler's spare text and boldly colored cutout pictures present a child's view of what can be seen from an airplane. Some of her images may be too sophisticated for little ones: "Earth below. / Rivers run. / Sky above. / White clouds blanket. / Earth below. / Spiky trees." Other descriptions are more visual: ("Mountains are little green hats. / Towns are toys. / Fields are patchwork.") While these graphics are visually impressive, both text and art are perhaps too impressionistic--and minimalist in their approach--to satisfy the book's intended audience. Ages 2-5.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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