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ISBN13: 9780395199725
ISBN10: 0395199727
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Publisher Comments:

Two lovable hippos teach the meaning of friendship in five separate vignettes: "Split Pea Soup," "The Flying Machine," "The Tub," "The Mirror," "The Tooth."

Review:

"The secret of Mr. Marshall's success lies not just in the freshness of his sense of the ridiculous, but in the carefulness of his control and editorial judgment." The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

One day Ollieand#8217;s mother tells him that he is and#8220;a beautiful gift.and#8221; Delighted with this new and#8220;identity,and#8221; Ollie invites his friend Benjamin to guess what it is. When poor Benjamin cannot guess, despite many hints, Ollie refuses to play with him. Seeing that heand#8217;s hurt his friendand#8217;s feelings, Ollie realizes that the best gift of all is friendship. Rohan Henry has wonderfully captured the interactions of young friends as they come to learn how to play together.

Synopsis:

Bat and Rat are two best friends living in the big city. Together these nocturnal pals enjoy their favorite things, like riding the subway, dumpster diving in Chinatown, writing songs, and playing in a band. One hot summer night, while tasting their favorite flavors of ice cream, like mosquito ripple, they find the inspiration for the perfect new tuneandmdash;for they realize their favorite favorite is each other.

Written in a gentle, sweet style reminiscent of Arnold Lobel and Patrick McDonnell and with charming illustrations, Bat and Rat captures the tenderness of classic picture books with a hip, modern twist.

Praise for Bat and Rat

andldquo;Cordellandrsquo;s starry cityscapes combine with Jenningsandrsquo; gentle text for an agreeable read-aloudandmdash;with a cherry on top.andrdquo;
andmdash;Kirkus Reviews

andquot;The clever artwork perfectly complements Jennings's sharp, funny wordplay. Children will delight in this charming story.andquot;

andmdash;School Library Journal

andquot;Cordellandrsquo;s images of jazzy patrons at the Twelve Oandrsquo;Clock Room add interest, while his consistent use of spotlights, streetlights, circular images, and stage lights accentuate and complement Jenningsandrsquo; focused attention on a unique and caring relationship.andquot;

andmdash;Library Media Connection

About the Author

James Marshall (1942-1992) created dozens of exuberant and captivating books for children, including The Stupids, Miss Nelson Is Missing!, and the ever-popular George and Martha books. Before creating his canon of classic, hilarious childrens books, James Marshall played the viola, studied French, and received a masters degree from Trinity College. He also doodled. It was the doodles, and the unforgettable characters that emerged from them, that led him to his lifes work as one of the finest creators of childrens books of the twentieth century. In 2007, James Marshall was posthumously awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to literature for children.

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AbbyD, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by AbbyD)
James Marshall's books delighted me as a child. I am grateful to get to share them with my three year old son and husband. The G & M stories are simple, yet have subtle humor to entertain adults while being a useful segway into discussing feelings that might be behind silly behaviors in our friends.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395199725
Author:
Marshall, James
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Author:
Freedman, Deborah
Author:
Cordell, Matthew
Author:
Jennings, Patrick
Author:
Covell, David
Author:
Henry, Rohan
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Hippopotamus
Subject:
Children's stories -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Subject:
Animals - Marine Life
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
George and Martha
Series Volume:
RM-6112
Publication Date:
September 1974
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9 x 9 x 0.5 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Media Run Time:
000400
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780395199725 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The secret of Mr. Marshall's success lies not just in the freshness of his sense of the ridiculous, but in the carefulness of his control and editorial judgment."
"Synopsis" by , One day Ollieand#8217;s mother tells him that he is and#8220;a beautiful gift.and#8221; Delighted with this new and#8220;identity,and#8221; Ollie invites his friend Benjamin to guess what it is. When poor Benjamin cannot guess, despite many hints, Ollie refuses to play with him. Seeing that heand#8217;s hurt his friendand#8217;s feelings, Ollie realizes that the best gift of all is friendship. Rohan Henry has wonderfully captured the interactions of young friends as they come to learn how to play together.
"Synopsis" by , Bat and Rat are two best friends living in the big city. Together these nocturnal pals enjoy their favorite things, like riding the subway, dumpster diving in Chinatown, writing songs, and playing in a band. One hot summer night, while tasting their favorite flavors of ice cream, like mosquito ripple, they find the inspiration for the perfect new tuneandmdash;for they realize their favorite favorite is each other.

Written in a gentle, sweet style reminiscent of Arnold Lobel and Patrick McDonnell and with charming illustrations, Bat and Rat captures the tenderness of classic picture books with a hip, modern twist.

Praise for Bat and Rat

andldquo;Cordellandrsquo;s starry cityscapes combine with Jenningsandrsquo; gentle text for an agreeable read-aloudandmdash;with a cherry on top.andrdquo;
andmdash;Kirkus Reviews

andquot;The clever artwork perfectly complements Jennings's sharp, funny wordplay. Children will delight in this charming story.andquot;

andmdash;School Library Journal

andquot;Cordellandrsquo;s images of jazzy patrons at the Twelve Oandrsquo;Clock Room add interest, while his consistent use of spotlights, streetlights, circular images, and stage lights accentuate and complement Jenningsandrsquo; focused attention on a unique and caring relationship.andquot;

andmdash;Library Media Connection

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