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Publisher Comments:

A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book

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In thisand#160;magical picture book,and#160;a young boyand#160;spends an overnight visit withand#160;his nana and is frightened to find that the city where she lives is filled with noise and crowds and scary things. But then Nana makes him a special cape to help him be brave,and#160;andand#160;soon the everydayand#160;sights, sounds, and smells of the city are not scaryandmdash;but wonderful.and#160;The succinct text is paired with watercolor illustrations that capture all the vitality, energy, andand#160;beauty of the city.

Review:

"Are quiet, polite people saps? Our Internet flame-warring, frequently uncivil society seems to suggest that they are. But Bridges's (Ruby's Wish) succinct text and Monescillo's (Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime) gorgeously saturated pastels on cardboard make a powerful, much-needed argument for the virtues of civility, handling knotty subjects with elegance and considerable style. Mary Wrightly is the kind of person who says 'Excuse me' even when someone else is at fault. On a trip to a chaotic toy store to buy a present for her one-year-old brother, Mary responds with admirable restraint when 'a handbag bonk her on the head' and Mama gets engrossed in a conversation. When it looks like the perfect stuffed animal present is getting away, Mary Wrightly summons her courage: 'Excuse me, but that blue elephant is for my baby brother!' she says 'so politely' yet firmly, as the typography escalates in size. The elephant is secured, baby brother is pleased ('Maaagaaa-gaaa!'), and Mary's faith in politeness emerges unshaken — bringing to very satisfying close a nearly perfect parable about being true to oneself in a rough-and-tumble world. Ages 4 — 8. Illustrator's agent: Shannon Associates." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Theres a difference between being polite and being a pushover!

Synopsis:

In this magical, Caldecott Honor picture book, a young boy visits his nana and is frightened to find that the city where she lives is filled with noise and crowds and scary things. Then his Nana makes him a special cape to help him be brave, and soon the everyday sights and sounds of the city are not scary, but wonderful.

Synopsis:

Mary Wrightly is the best-behaved little girl around. She always politely says please and thank you and even “Im sorry” when something isnt her fault. But when a shopper comes between Mary and the blue elephant toy she wants to buy for her beloved baby brother, will Mary just let the woman walk away with it? Speak up, Mary! Monescillos charming illustrations capture the spirit of this gentle look at how asserting oneself is not rude, and even occasionally out-and-out necessary.

About the Author

MARIA MONESCILLO is the illustrator of Myra Wolfes Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime, and has also worked as an animator. She lives in Askim, Norway.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547342481
Author:
Bridges, Shirin Yim
Publisher:
Harcourt Children's Books
Author:
Castillo, Lauren
Author:
Monescillo, Maria
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in 0.8 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 40 pages Harcourt Children's Books - English 9780547342481 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Are quiet, polite people saps? Our Internet flame-warring, frequently uncivil society seems to suggest that they are. But Bridges's (Ruby's Wish) succinct text and Monescillo's (Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime) gorgeously saturated pastels on cardboard make a powerful, much-needed argument for the virtues of civility, handling knotty subjects with elegance and considerable style. Mary Wrightly is the kind of person who says 'Excuse me' even when someone else is at fault. On a trip to a chaotic toy store to buy a present for her one-year-old brother, Mary responds with admirable restraint when 'a handbag bonk her on the head' and Mama gets engrossed in a conversation. When it looks like the perfect stuffed animal present is getting away, Mary Wrightly summons her courage: 'Excuse me, but that blue elephant is for my baby brother!' she says 'so politely' yet firmly, as the typography escalates in size. The elephant is secured, baby brother is pleased ('Maaagaaa-gaaa!'), and Mary's faith in politeness emerges unshaken — bringing to very satisfying close a nearly perfect parable about being true to oneself in a rough-and-tumble world. Ages 4 — 8. Illustrator's agent: Shannon Associates." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Theres a difference between being polite and being a pushover!
"Synopsis" by ,
In this magical, Caldecott Honor picture book, a young boy visits his nana and is frightened to find that the city where she lives is filled with noise and crowds and scary things. Then his Nana makes him a special cape to help him be brave, and soon the everyday sights and sounds of the city are not scary, but wonderful.
"Synopsis" by ,
Mary Wrightly is the best-behaved little girl around. She always politely says please and thank you and even “Im sorry” when something isnt her fault. But when a shopper comes between Mary and the blue elephant toy she wants to buy for her beloved baby brother, will Mary just let the woman walk away with it? Speak up, Mary! Monescillos charming illustrations capture the spirit of this gentle look at how asserting oneself is not rude, and even occasionally out-and-out necessary.
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