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Amos & Borisby William Steig
Synopses & Reviews
Henryand#8217;s Hand is a story about the friendship between Henry, a giant, and his right hand. You see, Henry sometimes has trouble keeping track of his body partsand#151;everything from his ears to one of his legs can fall off. Once, his eye even rolled under the couch and wouldnand#8217;t come out until bedtime. But with help from Hand, Henry keeps himself together. In fact, Henry and Hand are the best of friends . . . that is, until Henry takes Hand for granted, pushes him too far, and Hand runs away. A charming tale of friendship, forgiveness, and loyalty, Henryand#8217;s Hand is also a quirky story for readers of all ages, especially those of us who know what it feels like to fight with your best friend.
Praise for Henry's Hand
and#147;A charming story with wonderful illustrationsand#151;give Ross and Henry a hand!and#8221;
and#151;Patrick McDonnell, Caldecott Honorand#150;winning author/illustrator of Me . . . Jane and creator of Mutts
and#147;Clever, moving, and funny. What more can you ask for in a beautifully illustrated childrenand#8217;s book?and#8221;
and#151;Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair and father of five
and#147;In Ross MacDonaldand#8217;s world, fiendishly silly things happen as a matter of course. In Henryand#8217;s Hand, our weirdly lovable hero is falling apartand#151;literallyand#151;and chasing after the pieces. Only Henry is more human than he appears to beand#151;which canand#8217;t always be said about the rest of us!and#8221;
and#151;David Small, author/illustrator of Stitches, a National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times bestseller
"Henry's Hand is funny and sweet, but creepily crazy enough to delight any young monster-lover. It delighted me."
and#151;Paul O. Zelinsky, three-time Caldecott Medal-winning author/illustrator
"A good old-fashioned man/appendage love story for the agesand#133; Kids will come for the monster and the disembodied hand. Theyand#8217;ll stay for the story."
and#151;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"All the pieces are in place, as it were, and MacDonald sets them in motion in a melodramatic plot that wraps up with a reunion worthy of applauseand#151;with both hands."
"Itand#8217;s a ridiculous and bizarre concept, but also filled with a lot of heart."
and#151;School Library Journal
"Fresh and quirky tale about the bumps that occur even in the best of friendships."
and#151;The Bulletin of The Center for Childrenand#8217;s Books
A Junior Library Guild Selection
2013 Parents' Choice Award - Recommended
Befriended by a whale as he is drowning in the ocean, a mouse gets a chance to reciprocate years later in an equally unlikely situation.
An Aesopian tale by the beloved author of "Shrek." Befriended by a whale as he is drowning in the ocean, a mouse gets a chance to reciprocate years later in an equally unlikely situation. Full color.
Friends come in all shapes and sizes.
Amos And Boris
Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mammal. They meet after Amos sets out to sail the sea and finds himself in extreme need of rescue. And there will come a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life at sea and Amos has gone back to life on dry land, when the tiny mouse must find a way to rescue the great whale.
Amos & Boris is a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Notable Children's Book of the Year, and Outstanding Book of the Year.
About the Author
William Steig carved out dual careers as both a highly respected and entertaining cartoonist and an award-winning, bestselling author of children’s picture books and novels. He won the prestigious Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, the Caldecott Honor for The Amazing Bone, the Christopher Award for Dominic, and the Newbery Honor for both Abel’s Island and Doctor De Soto.
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