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For Just One Day

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Publisher Comments:

For just one day, I'd like to be a busy, buzzing bumble...BEE!

What child hasn't pretended to be a monkey, a bear, or a bumblebee? After imagining the fun of being a variety of animals from around the world, a sweet ending—and an attached mirror—remind little ones that the very best thing they can be is exactly who they are.

Review:

"Schoolchildren imagine themselves as chimps, whales and butterflies in this fantasy. The layout builds suspense, with ellipses preceding each page turn: 'If I could have a spiky spine/ I'd get to be a.../ porcupine!' thinks a girl as she brushes her unruly hair and then, in animal form, has luxurious spines combed by a patient bunny. The children's choices sometimes improve their lives, as when a nerdy boy walks past two teasing kids: 'For just one day, if I could dare,/ I'd be a growling grizzly.../ bear! I'd give my brother quite a scare,/ if I could be a grizzly bear.' (As a bear, he cups the bullies — who have turned into mice — in his paw.) Evoking 1970s illustration, Boutavant's (All Kinds of Families!) eccentric digital art features lithographs' grainy textures, fine lines and saturated colors; his doe-eyed, bobble-headed characters resemble the kids from the 'Love Is...' comic. Leuck (I Love My Pirate Papa) crafts bubbly if predictable verse; a mirror on the final page helps salvage a wordy conclusion about preferring 'to be/ that special someone, that is.../ me!' Up to age 4." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

What child hasn't pretended to be a monkey or a bear? After readers have the fun of being a variety of animals from around the world, a sweet ending--and an attached mirror--remind little ones that the very best thing they can be is themselves. Full color.

About the Author

Laura Leuck is the author of several popular books, including Jeepers Creepers: A Monstrous ABC, Santa Claws, and My Monster Mama Loves Me So. She lives in Florida.

Marc Boutavant is an illustrator, graphic artist, and comic strip author. He lives in Paris.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811856102
Author:
Laura Leuck and Marc Boutavant
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Illustrator:
Boutavant, Marc
Author:
Leuck, Laura
Author:
Boutavant, Marc
Author:
Chronicle Books
Author:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Imagination
Subject:
General
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
Children s-Imagination and Play
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to P
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.50x8.60x.40 in. .70 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
02-05

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Product details 32 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811856102 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Schoolchildren imagine themselves as chimps, whales and butterflies in this fantasy. The layout builds suspense, with ellipses preceding each page turn: 'If I could have a spiky spine/ I'd get to be a.../ porcupine!' thinks a girl as she brushes her unruly hair and then, in animal form, has luxurious spines combed by a patient bunny. The children's choices sometimes improve their lives, as when a nerdy boy walks past two teasing kids: 'For just one day, if I could dare,/ I'd be a growling grizzly.../ bear! I'd give my brother quite a scare,/ if I could be a grizzly bear.' (As a bear, he cups the bullies — who have turned into mice — in his paw.) Evoking 1970s illustration, Boutavant's (All Kinds of Families!) eccentric digital art features lithographs' grainy textures, fine lines and saturated colors; his doe-eyed, bobble-headed characters resemble the kids from the 'Love Is...' comic. Leuck (I Love My Pirate Papa) crafts bubbly if predictable verse; a mirror on the final page helps salvage a wordy conclusion about preferring 'to be/ that special someone, that is.../ me!' Up to age 4." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , What child hasn't pretended to be a monkey or a bear? After readers have the fun of being a variety of animals from around the world, a sweet ending--and an attached mirror--remind little ones that the very best thing they can be is themselves. Full color.
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