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ISBN13: 9780786809141
ISBN10: 0786809140
Condition: Standard
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Staff Pick

Chris Raschka's artwork enlivens this charming tale from Phantom Tollbooth author Norton Juster. The pages are flush with colorful illustrations of a little girl and her grandparents, whose house has a very special window to greet and bid farewell to all those who pass. Infused with heartwarming energy, this is sure to please grandchildren and -parents alike.
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Publisher Comments:

The kitchen window at Nanna and Poppy's house is, for one little girl, a magic gateway. Everything important happens near it, through it, or beyond it. Told in her voice, her story is both a voyage of discovery and a celebration of the commonplace wonders that define childhood. It is also a love song devoted to that special relationship between grandparents and grandchild.

The world for this little girl will soon grow larger and more complex but never more enchanting or deeply felt.

Review:

"Juster (The Phantom Tollbooth) crafts a cozy portrait of a grandchild and her grandparents in this endearing book, illustrated in paintbox colors by Raschka (Be Boy Buzz). A curly haired girl — who dances with wiggly energy in Raschka's lush paintings — describes playful visits to her Nanna and Poppy, whose kitchen window provides the perfect venue to say hello and goodbye. 'You can climb up on the flower barrel and tap,' she says, 'then duck down and they won't know who did it.' Her grandparents welcome her into a sunlit, spacious kitchen filled with plants, where she doodles and listens to Poppy play 'Oh, Susannah' on the harmonica. At night, the 'Hello, Goodbye Window' functions as a mirror, and the girl jokes about being outside looking in: 'Poppy says, 'What are you doing out there? You come right in and have your dinner.' And I say, 'But I'm here with you, Poppy,' and then he looks at me in his funny way.' Juster departs from the over-the-top punning of his earlier works to create a gently humorous account of a family's conversations and games, all centered on the special window. Raschka warms the pages with glowing yellow, emerald, sapphire and golden brown, and he pictures the garden and trees in emphatic midsummer greens. The characters smile at one another with a doting twinkle in their eyes, and grandparents especially will be charmed by this relaxed account of how a child's visit occasions everyday magic. Ages 2-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"A varied layout, balancing exterior and interior landscapes with smaller character vignettes, helps sustain the book's energy. Say hello to Raschka at the top of his form." Horn Book Magazine

Review:

"The artwork is at once lively and energetic, without crowding the story or the words on the page...this is the art of a masterful hand." School Library Journal

Review:

"Raschka's swirling lines, swaths, and dabs of fruity colors seem especially vibrant, particularly in the double-page spreads." Booklist

About the Author

Chris Raschka received a Caldecott Medal for The Hello, Goodbye Window and a Caldecott Honor for Yo! Yes? He has written and/or illustrated numerous books for children, among them three by bell hooks. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

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btigli, February 21, 2007 (view all comments by btigli)
I think this book encourages children to "paint".. Because, by just looking at this book's pages, they can imagine a lot. In this way, painting could be a really enjoyable "job" for them.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786809141
Author:
Norton Juster and Chris Raschka
Publisher:
Michael Di Capua Books
Illustrator:
Raschka, Chris
Author:
Juster, Norton
Author:
Raschka, Chris
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Grandparent and child
Subject:
Windows
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20050501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 10 in 16.4 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
from 1

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Product details 32 pages Michael Di Capua Books - English 9780786809141 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Chris Raschka's artwork enlivens this charming tale from Phantom Tollbooth author Norton Juster. The pages are flush with colorful illustrations of a little girl and her grandparents, whose house has a very special window to greet and bid farewell to all those who pass. Infused with heartwarming energy, this is sure to please grandchildren and -parents alike.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Juster (The Phantom Tollbooth) crafts a cozy portrait of a grandchild and her grandparents in this endearing book, illustrated in paintbox colors by Raschka (Be Boy Buzz). A curly haired girl — who dances with wiggly energy in Raschka's lush paintings — describes playful visits to her Nanna and Poppy, whose kitchen window provides the perfect venue to say hello and goodbye. 'You can climb up on the flower barrel and tap,' she says, 'then duck down and they won't know who did it.' Her grandparents welcome her into a sunlit, spacious kitchen filled with plants, where she doodles and listens to Poppy play 'Oh, Susannah' on the harmonica. At night, the 'Hello, Goodbye Window' functions as a mirror, and the girl jokes about being outside looking in: 'Poppy says, 'What are you doing out there? You come right in and have your dinner.' And I say, 'But I'm here with you, Poppy,' and then he looks at me in his funny way.' Juster departs from the over-the-top punning of his earlier works to create a gently humorous account of a family's conversations and games, all centered on the special window. Raschka warms the pages with glowing yellow, emerald, sapphire and golden brown, and he pictures the garden and trees in emphatic midsummer greens. The characters smile at one another with a doting twinkle in their eyes, and grandparents especially will be charmed by this relaxed account of how a child's visit occasions everyday magic. Ages 2-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "A varied layout, balancing exterior and interior landscapes with smaller character vignettes, helps sustain the book's energy. Say hello to Raschka at the top of his form."
"Review" by , "The artwork is at once lively and energetic, without crowding the story or the words on the page...this is the art of a masterful hand."
"Review" by , "Raschka's swirling lines, swaths, and dabs of fruity colors seem especially vibrant, particularly in the double-page spreads."
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