Teague, Mark.

ISBN 10: 0590423940 / ISBN 13: 9780590423946
Published by New York: Scholastic, (1989.) dj, 1989
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The author-illustrator's first book - when Elmo and his cat Leon, one strange night, run away from the city apartment to their old house in the country, they discover that the Johnsons have moved in. The trouble with the Johnsons? they are very nice, but look a lot like dinosaurs. Illustrations alternate between full-color and black and white to increase the dramatic effect. SIGNED by Teague with a small drawing of a cat, and dated in 2002. Slightly oversized format, bound in glossy illustrated boards, full-color illustrated endpapers. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 36830

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Publisher: New York: Scholastic, (1989.) dj

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Elmo and his cat Leon escape the city by returning to their old house in the country, only to find a couple of dinosaurs--Mr. and Mrs. Johnson--living in their former abode

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Elmo Freem and his cat Leon are completely unaccustomed to city life and long to return to their country home. Leon the cat even refuses to walk around their apartment, confining himself to the darkness under Elmo's bed. Elmo has at least tried to adjust but with less than satisfying results. One night Leon wakes Elmo and suggests that they return to the country, and the two head for the subway. Neither seem surprised that the subway exit deposits them in the field near their old house. The two soon learn that nothing stays the same, as they meet the new inhabitants of their old home--the Johnsons. The Johnsons are reptiles that resemble a cross between a dinosaur and a crocodile. Although they are charming and welcome Elmo and Leon into their home, a short visit convinces Elmo that it takes more than a house to make a home. This pleasantly droll story is enhanced by full-color paintings reminiscent of Edward Hopper, skillfully juxtaposed with dark, textured pencil drawings. The mixed mediums work very successfully here; Teague's unique perspective is utilized magnificently both in words and pictures to produce a noteworthy first book. Ages 5-8.
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