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Anthony Browne is a recent British Childrens Laureate and has received many awards for his work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for his services to childrens literature. He has written and illustrated more than forty books, including Little Beauty, One Gorilla, and How Do You Feel? Anthony Browne lives in Kent, England.

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"A nervous boy named Joe is on his way to a birthday party, but he has lost his invitation and doesn't know the house number. Panels in blue wash show Joe's mother reassuring him as they walk down the street, considering each house. 'What if there's someone at the party I don't know?' Joe asks. 'You'll be fine,' she says. The magic is in the dreamlike scenes that appear in each successive house's window — are they real, or Joe's anxieties made manifest? The first reveals an elderly couple sitting, somnolent, in their front room; a closer look suggests they might be aliens. An enormous elephant looms in the next window. Further along, schoolboys reminiscent of Tweedledee and Tweedledum shove a companion into a teapot. 'What if they play scary games?' Joe asks. A roomful of Brueghel characters heaves and churns. Yet the love between Joe and his mother always keeps his fears from overtaking him, and when Joe finds the party at last, it's his mother who has a moment of anxiety. Beautifully and subtly executed, with Brown's extraordinary illustrative powers at work throughout. Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763674199
Author:
Browne, Anthony
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.75 x 9.97 x 0.41 in 1.195 lb
Age Level:
from 5 up to 8

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Children's » Imagination and Play
Children's » Picture Books » A to Z
Children's » Picture Books » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Emotions and Feelings
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » New Experience

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Product details 32 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763674199 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A nervous boy named Joe is on his way to a birthday party, but he has lost his invitation and doesn't know the house number. Panels in blue wash show Joe's mother reassuring him as they walk down the street, considering each house. 'What if there's someone at the party I don't know?' Joe asks. 'You'll be fine,' she says. The magic is in the dreamlike scenes that appear in each successive house's window — are they real, or Joe's anxieties made manifest? The first reveals an elderly couple sitting, somnolent, in their front room; a closer look suggests they might be aliens. An enormous elephant looms in the next window. Further along, schoolboys reminiscent of Tweedledee and Tweedledum shove a companion into a teapot. 'What if they play scary games?' Joe asks. A roomful of Brueghel characters heaves and churns. Yet the love between Joe and his mother always keeps his fears from overtaking him, and when Joe finds the party at last, it's his mother who has a moment of anxiety. Beautifully and subtly executed, with Brown's extraordinary illustrative powers at work throughout. Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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