Giovanni Manna You and Me

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You and Me

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A little boy and girl play a game of imagination, picturing themselves as a vast array of colorful characters and exploring opposites in objects, animals, landscapes, and moods. By the illustrator of Someone I Like.

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A joyful celebration of contrasts and wordplay, You and Me explores opposites through a make-believe game. A boy and girl take turns transforming themselves into contrasting concepts and creatures. "I'm a valley/You're a hill/You're moving/I'm still." The children place themselves in their imaginary environments, depicted in Giovanni Manna's very pretty, almost old-fashioned watercolors. Each page with its illustrated concept is framed in an enchanting border with related objects scattered about. For example, when the girl says "I'm a river," she stands in a swirling river with ducks, rushes, and a crab nearby. Surrounding her in the border is a waterfall cascading down the length of the page, with river rocks in a pool beneath. Children will enjoy the fantasy of this book and be inspired to go beyond the text in their own opposites game. The simple, rhyming verse is perfect for reading aloud to even the smallest children, as it never varies from its lilting pattern, concluding with the very satisfying and esteem-boosting "You're you/And I'm me." (Ages 2 to 6) --Emilie Coulter

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Stella Blackstone has written many popular titles for Barefoot Books, including the Bear and Cleo series, An Island in the Sun (HC: 9781841481937; PB: 9781841480794), Secret Seahorse (PB: 9781841489377; BB: 9781905236152) and Who Are You, Baby Kangaroo? (BB: 9781905236190). Stella lives with her family in southwest England.Giovanni Manna is an award-winning Italian artist whose distinctive illustrations have been exhibited worldwide. He has also illustrated Someone I Like (HC: 9781841480046), Swing High, Swing Low (HC: 9781841481708), The Barefoot Book of Giants, Ghosts and Goblins (HC w/CD: 9781846862359) and The Barefoot Book of Knights (PB w/CD: 9781841482057; HC: 9781846860348; HC w/CD: 9781846863073).

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