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James is a lucky boy.
He has Mommy
and Auntie who all love him.
He has a best friend, Angela.
James lives in the city,
near enough to a fairground
to ride there in a yellow car.
He's near a bus line, too.
And what's more,
he already has four stories
written about him
in one book,
pictured in charming detail,
and just right for participation
by other boys and girls
of James's lucky age.
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Amy Schwartz has written and illustrated many classic picture books, among them Bea and Mr. Jones, a Reading Rainbow feature; Oma and Bobo; Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner; A Teeny Tiny Baby (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year); Some Babies, its sequel; How to Catch an Elephant; and The Boys Team, a finalist among the Riverbank Review's "Books of Distinction." She lives with her husband, historian and critic Leonard Marcus, and their son, Jacob, in Brooklyn, New York.From Booklist:
*Starred Review* PreS. Schwartz is known for capturing the moods and motivations of young ones, and in this delightful offering she also invites children to see if they can figure out what the characters are thinking about. The appealing, oversize book contains four stories about young James, who likes to go visiting. He takes a bus to the suburbs to see a family with twins, and a taxi to Grandma's, where he plays cards with his aunt (the one with funny hair). A car transports James and his parents to the country fair; cotton candy and corn on the cob are attractions. But for a visit to his friend Angela's, all James has to do is walk down the block. Both text and artwork are designed for interaction as Schwartz puts specific questions to her audience: "What do you think James liked best? Was it the corn on the cob? The green snake? Or the windshield wipers." The dialogue is simplicity itself, and Schwartz knows just what children will find interesting. She also knows that parents will want to know their little ones' opinions, feelings, and observations about the goings-on. Within James' simple everyday travels is a path for parents to engage their children in dialogue and a way for kids to stretch their imaginations and learn how to make choices. Schwartz's signature paintings are simple, bright, and touched with patterns, and they show up well against expanses of white background. The book's underlying usefulness, one-on-one or in groups, is equaled by its fun. Ilene Cooper
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