PreS - Gr 1 - Wordplay meets playful art in this clever look at opposites. Lewis's bouncy verse and Barner's rollicking illustrations show the contrasts between various animals-"Fat is fat and thin is thin. Some curve out and some curve in" is illustrated with a portly pig skipping next to a slinky snake. Using a chantlike beginning to each rhyme, every small vignette tells its own mini-story ("Cool is cool and hot is hot" compares penguins and a lizard; "Mad is mad and sad is sad" shows a disapproving frog and his chastened offspring). Done in a combination of cut-paper collage, bright pastels, and bold black line, Barner's animals cavort against vivid backgrounds. This book is a pleasure to use as a read-aloud or read-alone.-Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha Public Library, WICopyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Big Is Big and Little, Little: A Book of Contrastsby Bob Barner, J. Patrick Lewis
From big and little to cool and hot, from fat and thin to dark and light, poet J. Patrick Lewis cleverly and clearly covers a range of kid friendly opposites, while Bob Barner’s bold and accessible artwork underscores and enlivens the concept for the youngest audiences.
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- 11.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
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- 4 - 8 Years
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Big is big and little, little
If you are somewhere in the middle.
Meet the Author
Bob Barner has written and illustrated many books for children including "Fish Wish". "School Library Journal" has called his collage art "gorgeous" and "engaging". He lives in San Francisco, California. His website is www.bobbarner.com.
J. Patrick Lewis is the author of many well-received books for young readers. School Library Journal has stated, “No one is better at clever wordplay than Lewis.”He has written more than thirty-five books for children, including Arithme-Tickle and Scien-Trickery, both illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz. He lives in Ohio.
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