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My Cold Went on Vacation

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Publisher Comments:

Colds travel from person to person, so one little boy imagines all the places his cold might visit after it leaves him. This little cold germ rides the school bus, climbs mountains, sails across the ocean, and visits every continent before it reaches its final destination- right across the hall in his sister's room.

Nora Krug's bright, bold artwork makes for a very colorful travelogue, and Molly Rausch's funny story of a global expedition also celebrates imaginative thinking.

Review:

"These debuting collaborators turn a thoroughly common experience--catching a cold--into an idiosyncratic meditation about a germ on the move. Rausch opens with a boy's play-by-play of his cold ('On Thursday, my throat was hurting'), but after he gets better, the boy wonders where his cold might have gone. A cross between the work of Maira Kalman and Roz Chast, Krug's quirky, electric-hued pictures combine folk art and cartoon sensibilities. The latter surfaces in her portrayal of the cold, a mucus-green, egg-shaped figure with a red Pinocchiolike nose and pink eyes. After the boy reminisces about the cold's earlier visits to relatives across the country (his grandmother in Vegas 'gave it lots of orange juice and took it out with her to play poker'), his imagination sends the cold on an international tour ('Is it climbing mountains in the Alps? Or backpacking through Peru?'), causing discomfort to humans as well as animals. A whale sneezes the germ out of its blowhole, and the cold soon comes full circle, catching up with the boy's sister. Odd subject matter, but Krug's artwork makes for a visually arresting journey. Ages 3 — 5. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Colds travel from person to person, so one little boy imagines all the places his cold might visit after it leaves him. This little cold germ rides the school bus, climbs mountains, sails across the ocean, and visits every continent before it reaches its final destination right across the hall in his sisters room.

Nora Krugs bright, bold artwork makes for a very colorful travelogue, and Molly Rauschs funny story of a global expedition also celebrates imaginative thinking.

About the Author

Molly Rausch lives in New Paltz, New York. This is her first children's book.

Nora Krug received a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. Her illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and Vanity Fair. She is an Associate Professor for Illustration at Parsons the New School for Design, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399254741
Publisher:
Putnam Juvenile
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Illustrator:
Krug, Nora
Author:
Rausch, Molly
Author:
Krug, Nora
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - Diseases, Illnesses &
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
Diseases
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20110120
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.3 x 8.88 x 0.37 in 0.87 lb
Age Level:
04-05

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My Cold Went on Vacation
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Product details 32 pages G. P. Putnam's Sons - English 9780399254741 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "These debuting collaborators turn a thoroughly common experience--catching a cold--into an idiosyncratic meditation about a germ on the move. Rausch opens with a boy's play-by-play of his cold ('On Thursday, my throat was hurting'), but after he gets better, the boy wonders where his cold might have gone. A cross between the work of Maira Kalman and Roz Chast, Krug's quirky, electric-hued pictures combine folk art and cartoon sensibilities. The latter surfaces in her portrayal of the cold, a mucus-green, egg-shaped figure with a red Pinocchiolike nose and pink eyes. After the boy reminisces about the cold's earlier visits to relatives across the country (his grandmother in Vegas 'gave it lots of orange juice and took it out with her to play poker'), his imagination sends the cold on an international tour ('Is it climbing mountains in the Alps? Or backpacking through Peru?'), causing discomfort to humans as well as animals. A whale sneezes the germ out of its blowhole, and the cold soon comes full circle, catching up with the boy's sister. Odd subject matter, but Krug's artwork makes for a visually arresting journey. Ages 3 — 5. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Colds travel from person to person, so one little boy imagines all the places his cold might visit after it leaves him. This little cold germ rides the school bus, climbs mountains, sails across the ocean, and visits every continent before it reaches its final destination right across the hall in his sisters room.

Nora Krugs bright, bold artwork makes for a very colorful travelogue, and Molly Rauschs funny story of a global expedition also celebrates imaginative thinking.

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