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In Front of My House is a whimsical celebration of a child's imagination and all the places it can travel. This circular story begins and ends in a tidy front yard, but in between takes the reader to mountains and mysterious caves, up to outer space, down into the ocean and beyond. It's a journey as boundless and surprising as young imaginations. Filled with inventive and delightful twists, this charming story reveals a child's fancy taking flight, showing how imaginative play can begin in a place as mundane as a front yard, reach to the stars, then return back to the same place. Children will recognize a kindred imagination in Marianne Dubuc's joyful illustrations and simple text.

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"'On a little hill, behind a brown fence, under a big oak tree, is... my house.' Dubuc's English-language debut is an extended stream-of-consciousness journey, which winds through varied locales and past numerous animals, objects, and other creatures along the way. The book makes able use of suspenseful page-turns (and ellipses), as the text teases what's to follow ('In front of my house...'). Things start off simply, but Dubuc's sense of humor soon pops up: 'Under my bed... Whew! Nothing at all.' Accompanying the simple text, which feels as though it were dictated by a child's spur-of-the-moment whimsy, are similarly childlike drawings, set against white backgrounds (or black once the story moves inside a cave, past the Abominable Snowman, and into outer space). The story's unexpected detours are often delightful ('In the Big Bad Wolf's belly... the Three Little Pigs, the house made of bricks... a potful of stone soup, Grandmother and Little Red Riding Hood'). The accessibility of the concept and the artwork may prompt kids to choose their own adventures, so to speak. Ages 3 — 7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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A whimsical celebration of a child's imagination and all the places it can travel. Filled with inventive twists, this charming circular story begins and ends in a tidy front yard, but in between winds its way through the wilds of a magical reality.

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Filled with inventive and delightful twists, this eloquent expression of the art of storytelling from a child's point of view shows how imaginative play can begin in a place as mundane as a front yard, then progress from mountains to outer space. Full color.

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CS in RI, January 14, 2013 (view all comments by CS in RI)
This book is delightful. Suspense builds, and then subsides as you take this journey under, over, around and through the pages. Enjoy!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781554536412
Author:
Dubuc, Marianne
Publisher:
Kids Can Press
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
Children s-Imagination and Play
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
7.36x7.42x.61 in. 1.00 lbs.
Age Level:
03-07

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'On a little hill, behind a brown fence, under a big oak tree, is... my house.' Dubuc's English-language debut is an extended stream-of-consciousness journey, which winds through varied locales and past numerous animals, objects, and other creatures along the way. The book makes able use of suspenseful page-turns (and ellipses), as the text teases what's to follow ('In front of my house...'). Things start off simply, but Dubuc's sense of humor soon pops up: 'Under my bed... Whew! Nothing at all.' Accompanying the simple text, which feels as though it were dictated by a child's spur-of-the-moment whimsy, are similarly childlike drawings, set against white backgrounds (or black once the story moves inside a cave, past the Abominable Snowman, and into outer space). The story's unexpected detours are often delightful ('In the Big Bad Wolf's belly... the Three Little Pigs, the house made of bricks... a potful of stone soup, Grandmother and Little Red Riding Hood'). The accessibility of the concept and the artwork may prompt kids to choose their own adventures, so to speak. Ages 3 — 7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , A whimsical celebration of a child's imagination and all the places it can travel. Filled with inventive twists, this charming circular story begins and ends in a tidy front yard, but in between winds its way through the wilds of a magical reality.
"Synopsis" by , Filled with inventive and delightful twists, this eloquent expression of the art of storytelling from a child's point of view shows how imaginative play can begin in a place as mundane as a front yard, then progress from mountains to outer space. Full color.
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