The utter simplicity of this beautiful picture book is breathtaking. By rearranging just four words, Emily Gravett creates a series of playful images which are a sheer joy - and intensely satisfying. The loose energy of the pencil and watercolour pictures will be irresistible to adults and children alike.
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Emily Gravett is a graduate of Brighton University and the winner of the 2004 Macmillan Prize for Illustration. A traveller in her youth, Emily has now settled in Brighton with her partner, their young daughter -- and the family dog. Her first picture book, the inimitable WOLVES (1 405 05082 9) was published by Macmillan in 2005 to great acclaim.From Booklist:
Choose five words; paint pictures for words; mix with charm; create original and imaginative book. Voilà—a picture book that exemplifies simplicity at its most creative and entertaining. The four words of the title, combined in various ways, form a visual tale as a bear juggles, interacts with, and ultimately eats an orange, pear, and apple. Stark white backgrounds set off Gravett's loosely brushed watercolor pictures of animal and fruit, which play off of the staccato words to demonstrate how punctuation and intonation can dramatically alter meanings: Apple, Pear goes with an image of stacked fruit, while Orange Bear shows the animal puzzling over his citrus-hued fur. Though the book's design appears artless, it is quite the opposite, skillfully juxtaposing page layouts to maximize the humor of the wordplay. Ideal for prereaders and helpful to those ready to write stories of their own, this will make children laugh and learn as they follow the bear's antics and chant the rhymed sequences of words. Cummins, Julie
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Book Description Macmillan Children's Books 2006, 2006. Book Condition: New. New first edition first impression hardback. Some small marks to cover but content fine and unread. Bookseller Inventory # A172375
Book Description Macmillan Children's Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1405050802
Book Description Macmillan Children's Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1405050802