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ISBN10: 0811844293
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In his first book for children, the renowned graphic designer combines bold, dynamic illustrations with a simple story that celebrates the imagination and the art of looking at the world in one's own way. Full color.

Review:

"Frazier's (The Illustrated Voice) graphically expressive debut children's title innocuously begins as the story of a man and his truck on a searing, dusty day. But it soon sheds its initial pragmatism for a dreamlike flight of fancy. Reflecting the author's background in design and illustration, the full-bleed, digitally colored artwork consists of simple forms and silhouettes with occasional pixel-like shadows suggesting three-dimensionality. Stanley, a typical Frazier figure, '[sets] out on a drive with little on his mind' in his red, vintage pickup truck, sporting a vest, shirtsleeves and brimmed hat. Austere sentences underscore the normalcy: 'There wasn't a cloud in the sky, just the baking hot sun.... The pond was so dry that it couldn't even make a reflection.' Passing a herd of black cows, however, Stanley brings his truck to a halt; he approaches the lone spotted one with buckets, a stool and 'an idea.' After milking the animal, he tosses the buckets' contents into the air, and the milk fluidly morphs into clouds. A storm brings rain and respite, transforming the parched and yellowed landscape into a verdant wonderland. The theme of finding magic in the mundane should appeal to readers of all ages who are perhaps already familiar with the enchantments that can be found in a seemingly ordinary day in the country. Ages 4-8" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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ISBN:
9780811844291
Author:
Frazier, Craig
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Location:
San Francisco, Calif.
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Lifestyles - Country Life
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Heat
Subject:
Cows
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Stanley
Series Volume:
3150
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Primary
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.42x7.48x.38 in. .74 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Frazier's (The Illustrated Voice) graphically expressive debut children's title innocuously begins as the story of a man and his truck on a searing, dusty day. But it soon sheds its initial pragmatism for a dreamlike flight of fancy. Reflecting the author's background in design and illustration, the full-bleed, digitally colored artwork consists of simple forms and silhouettes with occasional pixel-like shadows suggesting three-dimensionality. Stanley, a typical Frazier figure, '[sets] out on a drive with little on his mind' in his red, vintage pickup truck, sporting a vest, shirtsleeves and brimmed hat. Austere sentences underscore the normalcy: 'There wasn't a cloud in the sky, just the baking hot sun.... The pond was so dry that it couldn't even make a reflection.' Passing a herd of black cows, however, Stanley brings his truck to a halt; he approaches the lone spotted one with buckets, a stool and 'an idea.' After milking the animal, he tosses the buckets' contents into the air, and the milk fluidly morphs into clouds. A storm brings rain and respite, transforming the parched and yellowed landscape into a verdant wonderland. The theme of finding magic in the mundane should appeal to readers of all ages who are perhaps already familiar with the enchantments that can be found in a seemingly ordinary day in the country. Ages 4-8" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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