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Henny (Paula Wiseman Books)

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Publisher Comments:

Henny is a chick whoand#8217;s just a little different from everyone else in the barnand#8212;and who learns to embrace her special gift in this whimsical and charming picture book debut from Elizabeth Rose Stanton.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Henny doesnand#8217;t look like any other chicken she knows. Instead of wings, she has arms!andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Sometimes Henny likes being differentand#8212;she enjoys the way her arms flutter like ribbons when she runsand#8212;but other timesand#8230;not so much. She just canand#8217;t do things the same way as the other chickens.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;But doing things the same as everyone else is overrated, as Henny comes to realize in this warmhearted story, sweetly told and illustrated with fresh, expressive artwork that celebrates the individual in everyone.

Review:

"Readers will do a double take at the confident chicken who waves hello from the cover of Stanton's debut. Instead of feathery wings, Henny has skinny pink human arms and hands. Although 'Henny's mother... loved Henny anyway,' the other farm animals stare and even chortle. Henny frets, albeit in non-chickenish ways: 'She worried about being right-handed or left-handed.... She even worried about things she didn't quite understand — like tennis elbow, and hangnails, and whether she might need deodorant.' Henny eventually discovers a talent for farm chores and starts 'to imagine all the other things she could do,' from hailing a cab to flying (a plane). In gentle pencil-and-watercolor sketches on an eggshell-white ground, Stanton scatters moments of quiet humor like chicken feed — Henny tries to 'fit in' with a common chicken pose, folding her arms back like wings, and she bends those same elbows when she covers her ears to dampen a rooster's crow. It's a somewhat facile story of difference, but Stanton's artwork marks her as a talent worth watching. Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary & Media. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Elizabeth Rose Stantonandlt;bandgt; andlt;/bandgt;studied art history in college and went on to earn a graduate degree in architecture at Columbia University. After working as an architect and designer, she stepped away from a professional career to raise her family. Since then, she has worked as a portrait and fine artist, designer, and scientific illustrator. She now devotes herself full time to writing and illustrating picture books for children. She lives in Seattle with her husband, two cats, and a one-eyed dog. andlt;i andgt;Hennyandlt;/iandgt; is her first book.Elizabeth Rose Stantonandlt;bandgt; andlt;/bandgt;studied art history in college and went on to earn a graduate degree in architecture at Columbia University. After working as an architect and designer, she stepped away from a professional career to raise her family. Since then, she has worked as a portrait and fine artist, designer, and scientific illustrator. She now devotes herself full time to writing and illustrating picture books for children. She lives in Seattle with her husband, two cats, and a one-eyed dog. andlt;i andgt;Hennyandlt;/iandgt; is her first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442484368
Author:
Stanton, Elizabeth Rose
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Subject:
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c (reflective); uncoated stock; jkt: s
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

Related Subjects

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Product details 40 pages Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - English 9781442484368 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Readers will do a double take at the confident chicken who waves hello from the cover of Stanton's debut. Instead of feathery wings, Henny has skinny pink human arms and hands. Although 'Henny's mother... loved Henny anyway,' the other farm animals stare and even chortle. Henny frets, albeit in non-chickenish ways: 'She worried about being right-handed or left-handed.... She even worried about things she didn't quite understand — like tennis elbow, and hangnails, and whether she might need deodorant.' Henny eventually discovers a talent for farm chores and starts 'to imagine all the other things she could do,' from hailing a cab to flying (a plane). In gentle pencil-and-watercolor sketches on an eggshell-white ground, Stanton scatters moments of quiet humor like chicken feed — Henny tries to 'fit in' with a common chicken pose, folding her arms back like wings, and she bends those same elbows when she covers her ears to dampen a rooster's crow. It's a somewhat facile story of difference, but Stanton's artwork marks her as a talent worth watching. Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary & Media. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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