K-Gr 2- During a snowy day trip to the zoo, friends Danny and Ettie observe two elephants and an aardvark and decide to create a story about them in a sketchbook. Acrylic illustrations, rendered in a painterly style, show Danny as he notices a red scarf in a tree and then incorporates the item into the simple story line-about traveling by plane with the animals to Africa. The childlike pencil drawings appear on a yellow background in Danny's notebook. Endpapers display postcards and other delightful scribbles and sketches. Even though the illustrations outshine the text, this picture book has broad child appeal and could be used as an inspiration to young artists and authors to begin developing tales on their own.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VACopyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Danny's Drawing Bookby Sue Heap
When Danny brings his drawing book to the zoo, it doesn’t take long to find ideas to put in it. First he draws an elephant with a red scarf, then an aardvark with a green hat, then his friend Ettie and himself, then an/b>
Visiting the zoo inspires Danny and his friend to make up a story — and soon his drawings take on a wonderful life of their own.
When Danny brings his drawing book to the zoo, it doesn’t take long to find ideas to put in it. First he draws an elephant with a red scarf, then an aardvark with a green hat, then his friend Ettie and himself, then an airplane to take them all . . . to Africa! And how do the two friends get home when their excursion is done? As with any reading adventure, they simply close the book —- until next time.
- Candlewick Press
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 7.75(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.34(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Sue Heap is the author-illustrator of FOUR FRIENDS IN THE GARDEN, WHAT SHALL WE PLAY?, and COWBOY BABY. She lives in Oxfordshire, England.
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