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Look at your hand.
It can hit, or it can hug.
It can break, or it can tickle. . . .
What can you do with your hand? Illuminating this seemingly simple idea with a vibrant palette and bold graphics, a first-time author and illustrator team encourage readers to look at the many things their own two hands are capable of. Touching on themes of peace, violence, and responsibility, this provocative and strikingly-illustrated book sends an upbeat message that readers of all ages will want to pass along.
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This is Amanda Haan's first book for children. A freelance writer, she holds a Master's degree in psychology from the University of Geneva, and currently lives in New York City.
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PreSchool-Grade 2-Exhibition-quality artwork combined with a simple text that carries a message of uncomplicated goodness makes this offering a delight to read and share. The abstract art in a brilliant kaleidoscope of colors radiates a sense of joy throughout. Starting with the cover, which shows handprints in bright hues against a background of varied shades of blue, every page is covered with a mixture of textures and colors and a quality and variety of light that are artistically engaging. Each short statement printed in uppercase letters is incorporated into a double-page illustration that explains in childlike simplicity the wonders of the human hand that can hold, hug, hurt, or do whatever its owner desires. The element of choice is strongly emphasized, and choosing positive actions in work and play is clearly recommended. The clarity and vividness of the paintings make this book an excellent choice for story programs. The brief text and large font are ideal for beginning readers, and there are many details of interest in the pictures.
Marlene Gawron, formerly at Orange County Library, Orlando, FL
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Book Description Viking Books for Young Readers, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110670036218
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-0670036218
Book Description Viking Books for Young Readers, 2003. Condition: New. Marina Sagona (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0670036218