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A Hole Is to Dig

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ISBN13: 9780064432054
ISBN10: 006443205x
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Publisher Comments:

What is a hole?

A hole is when you step in it you go down. A hole is for a mouse to live in. And, of course, a hole is to dig.

This is the funniest book of definitions you'll ever read!

Synopsis:

The author's merry text and Sendak's bouncing illustrations provide young readers with a host of "first" definitions that explain everything from faces to books. Illustrated.

Synopsis:

What would you say about eye-brows? Miss Krauss and the many children who made suggestions, re-visions, additions (and subtractions) to this book say, "Eyebrows are to go over eyes." A face? "A face is something to have on the front of your head." Also, "a face is so you can make faces." Hands? Well, hands are to hold. And also "a hand is to hold up when you want your turn." "A party is to say how-do-you-do and shake hands" and also "a party is to make little children happy." Of course, a brother is to help you, a package is to look inside, arms are to hug with, and a book is to look at.

And children will take this book of words and pictures to their hearts.

About the Author

Ruth Krauss, a member of the experimental Writer's Laboratory at the Bank Street School in New York City in the 1940s, imaginatively used humor and invented words to create some of the very first books for children that highlighted a child's inner life. She collaborated with some of the greatest illustrators in children's literature, including Maurice Sendak and her husband, Crockett Johnson.

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preloon1, October 24, 2009 (view all comments by preloon1)
This book is one of the fondest memories of my childhood. Even though that was 55 years ago, I still have sharp and clear memories of the illustrations by Sendak and the definitions by Krauss--"mashed potatoes are so everybody can have enough".

They happily invade my thoughts every so often.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064432054
Publisher:
HarperColl
Location:
New York
Illustrator:
Sendak, Maurice
ill.:
Sendak, Maurice
Author:
Krauss, Ruth
Author:
SenLISHER: HarperAudio
Author:
Sendak, Maurice
Author:
Nelson
Author:
by Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Concepts - Words
Subject:
Childrens classics
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
768
Publication Date:
19890907
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.17 in 18.32 oz
Age Level:
02-08

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Product details 48 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780064432054 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author's merry text and Sendak's bouncing illustrations provide young readers with a host of "first" definitions that explain everything from faces to books. Illustrated.
"Synopsis" by , What would you say about eye-brows? Miss Krauss and the many children who made suggestions, re-visions, additions (and subtractions) to this book say, "Eyebrows are to go over eyes." A face? "A face is something to have on the front of your head." Also, "a face is so you can make faces." Hands? Well, hands are to hold. And also "a hand is to hold up when you want your turn." "A party is to say how-do-you-do and shake hands" and also "a party is to make little children happy." Of course, a brother is to help you, a package is to look inside, arms are to hug with, and a book is to look at.

And children will take this book of words and pictures to their hearts.

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