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"In Gill's third release this fall (after The Green-eyed Mouse and the Blue-eyed Mouse and The Present), he brings his brand of scribbly line art to Reid's 1960 book in which a boy contemplates the consequences of a wide-ranging and eccentric array of possible actions. In some ways the book feels like an ancestor to Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (though it's vastly different in tone); the scenarios are (often surreal) springboards for readers' imaginations. The boy delights in confounding expectations ('Supposing I collected old hair from a barber shop and sent it in parcels to people I didn't like...'), but also in asserting his power, whether it's turning down the marriage proposal of a 'very beautiful lady,' or appearing on TV as an expert, but burping instead of answering a question. There's an understated but fitting whimsy in Gill's artwork: 'Supposing I could be any size I wanted to be...' is paired with a spread of striped rugby shirts in various sizes hanging on a rod, and when the boy imagines becoming a 'wise old professor,' Gill offers a loose portrait of Einstein. Ages 5 — 9. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Reid's book is a monument to the liberating power of unfettered thought. Here he reunites with a frequent collaborator, the famed illustrator and designer Gill, to muse on possibilities: the silly, impossible, or even a little naughty. Illustrations.

About the Author

Alastair Reid is a poet, translator, essayist, and scholar of Latin American literature. He joined the staff of The New Yorker in 1959 and has translated works by Pablo Neruda and Jorge Luis Borges. Among his many books for children are A Balloon for a Blunderbuss, I Keep Changing, Millionaires, Supposing, and Ounce Dice Trice (published by the New York Review Children’s Collection). In 2008 he published two career-spanning collections of work, Inside Out: Selected Poetry and Translations and Outside In: Selected Prose. He lives in New York.

Bob Gill is an illustrator and graphic designer. He has won numerous awards for his graphic design work; sold illustrations to Esquire, Architectural Forum, Fortune, Seventeen, and The Nation magazines; illustrated children’s books; and designed film titles. He lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590173695
Author:
Reid, Alastair
Publisher:
New York Review of Books
Illustrator:
Gill, Bob
Author:
Gill, Bob
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Imagination
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.54 x 7.29 x .4 in .7 lb
Age Level:
05-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Gill's third release this fall (after The Green-eyed Mouse and the Blue-eyed Mouse and The Present), he brings his brand of scribbly line art to Reid's 1960 book in which a boy contemplates the consequences of a wide-ranging and eccentric array of possible actions. In some ways the book feels like an ancestor to Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (though it's vastly different in tone); the scenarios are (often surreal) springboards for readers' imaginations. The boy delights in confounding expectations ('Supposing I collected old hair from a barber shop and sent it in parcels to people I didn't like...'), but also in asserting his power, whether it's turning down the marriage proposal of a 'very beautiful lady,' or appearing on TV as an expert, but burping instead of answering a question. There's an understated but fitting whimsy in Gill's artwork: 'Supposing I could be any size I wanted to be...' is paired with a spread of striped rugby shirts in various sizes hanging on a rod, and when the boy imagines becoming a 'wise old professor,' Gill offers a loose portrait of Einstein. Ages 5 — 9. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Reid's book is a monument to the liberating power of unfettered thought. Here he reunites with a frequent collaborator, the famed illustrator and designer Gill, to muse on possibilities: the silly, impossible, or even a little naughty. Illustrations.
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