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Lines That Wiggleby Candace Whitman
Synopses & Reviews
Follow the line that runs through this picture book and turns itself into all kinds of things: the waves above an octopus, the veins in a leaf, the wrappings curling around a mummy, and the trapping threads of a spiderweb. Candace Whitman's catchy rhyming text is brought to life by a host of creepy critters from first-time illustrator Steve Wilson.
"Zany creatures — from furry monsters to more recognizable animals — celebrate different kinds of glittery lines that offer plenty of eye candy. The textural lines seem to have minds of their own as they shimmy across the pages, creating patterns and informing the simple, rhyming verse. On one spread, a mummy's bandages are unwrapped ('lines that curve/ lines that curl'), while on the following page a pink whale's blowhole makes 'underwater lines that swirl.' Later, a red cat's paw loops through 'lines with doggies at the end' (the accompanying image shows nine pink dachshunds on leashes). The creatures — and even a mean-looking thundercloud — brim with personality and create a sense of playful irreverence. Ages 4 — 8. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
A variety of monsters and other creatures demonstrate some of the different things that lines can do, from curve and curl to zig-zag.
About the Author
A native of Long Island, New York, Candace Whitman studied art history at Yale and went on to earn a master's in art education at NYU. She became interested in children's books while teaching art to kids. Candace is also pursuing a master's of divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary.
When Steve Wilson was a little kid he found real Bigfoot tracks and crop circles. It's true! Since then he has been drawing weird things like UFOs, mythological monsters, aliens, ghosts, animals, cars, superheroes, clouds, and boats. He also works in TV animation design. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
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