Whether they’re trekking to a magical island to hunt dinosaurs or saving a city from destruction, Jack and his action figure Guy have exciting adventures. Sometimes, Jack’s little brother Gus joins them. When Guy gets caught in a branch while sky-diving, Jack and Gus must launch operation rescue!
In this companion to Below, Nina Crews uses her trademark photo-collage style to tell a playful story where innovative ideas and teamwork save the day.
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Nina Crews has written and illustrated many books for young readers, including The Neighborhood Mother Goose and Below, both of which were named ALA Notable Books. Ms. Crews graduated from Yale University, where she studied art. She now lives in Brooklyn, NY with her family.
www.ninacrews.comFrom School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2—Jack and his action figure, Guy, return for another adventure. Real-life brothers Jack and Gus, who appeared in Below (Holt, 2006), again pose for photographs that Crews uses as the basis for photo-collage illustrations. Little brother Gus has a more prominent role this time around, as the boys must work together to rescue skydiving Guy when he gets caught in a tree. The authenticity of Crews's illustrations makes it easy for readers to access Jack's imagination. Whether looking up at the toy or gazing down at Jack and Gus, the author's varied point of view draws readers into the action. Jack worries about what might happen to Guy if he is left up in the tree too long. Threats are depicted as white line drawings over color photographs that blend reality and imagination perfectly. Clearly, Jack starts out thinking of himself and Guy as the perfect team, but learns that including Gus in adventures is more fun for everyone. Children will relate to the brothers' plight and enjoy the story's positive message.—Lisa Glasscock, Columbine Public Library, Littleton, CO
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Book Description Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 000-686: Magazine Size Hardcover with Dustjacket. 55 pages. No Defects. A New, Unread Book. A beautiful, square, tight copy with clean, unmarked pages. Tight hinges indicate book has never been opened. Perfect Gift Quality. Nina Crews takes photographs and makes collages to create her distinctive picture books. Her stories draw inspiration from the children and neighborhoods of Brooklyn - her home for over 25 years. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 First Edition, First Printing October 2009. Published by Henry Holt and Company. Bookseller Inventory # 31238
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