Melanie Watt Augustine

ISBN 13: 9781553378853

Augustine

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Moving all the way from the South Pole to the North Pole isn't easy for the young penguin Augustine. Uprooted from her home, she misses her friends, her grandma and grandpa and her old bedroom. There are all kinds of unfamiliar faces at the North Pole, and everything looks strange and different. When it's time to go to her new school, Augustine gets cold feet. But with the help of a few colored pencils and some inspiration from Picasso, this shy, artistic young penguin discovers a way to break the ice with her classmates and feel at home on the other end of the world. Augustine's penguinized versions of van Gogh, Munch, Picasso and others are a delightful way to introduce children to art. A clever, charming story told from a penguin's eye view, Augustine illustrates that art is all around us -- and it is a language everyone understands.

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Mélanie Watt is an acclaimed children's book author and illustrator. Her books include the Scaredy Squirrel, Chester and Learning With Animals series, Augustine, Leon the Chameleon and Have I Got a Book for You! She lives near Montreal.

Mélanie Watt is an acclaimed children's book author and illustrator. Her books include the Scaredy Squirrel, Chester and Learning With Animals series, Augustine, Leon the Chameleon and Have I Got a Book for You! She lives near Montreal.

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Augustine the penguin and her family live in a house at the South Pole. When Father takes a job at the North Pole, they pack up, board a plane, and move to their new home. Though Augustine is nervous about entering a different school and shy about meeting her classmates, everyone is so intrigued by her drawings and paintings that she quickly makes friends. Page layout is unusual, with nine little illustrations in squares on the left-hand pages, and one picture accompanying the text on the right. On each spread, one square shows a famous painting, drawn in Augustine's simplified style and related to something on the facing page. For instance, his rendering of Van Gogh's The Bedroom bears an uncanny resemblance to Augustine's own room, pictured on the right. The paintings are identified on the last page. Watt's distinctive, vividly colored illustrations create eye-catching effects. This book has great classroom potential as a lead-in to famous painters, from Leonardo da Vinci to Andy Warhol. Carolyn Phelan
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